Miiverse Has Changed Restriction Rules And Will Now Apply To All Accounts On One System

Previously on Miiverse, if you violated the Code of Conduct then your Nintendo Network ID would be restricted, but an easy way to get around it would be to just create or use another one on your device– simple. Not anymore! Nintendo have stamped down on their restrictions and now if you receive a restriction from violating the rules, it will apply to every account on your system, even ones made afterwards. If you share your device with family members, that’s not good news for them. So, play nice!



Miiverse Stage Will Be Released Today As Free Smash Bros. DLC

The promise of a Miiverse stage in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS has been floating around for a while — however, Masahiro Sakurai in today’s Super Smash Bros. Direct said the Miiverse stage will be officially released today.

Wii U and Nintendo 3DS owners can go to the supporting Miiverse communities to lend their support to their favorite characters — these messages will scroll through the background of the match.

The DLC will be available today as a free update.

Art Academy Atelier For Wii U Gets European Release Date Of June 26th

From 26th June, with Art Academy: Atelier the Wii U GamePad transforms into an artist’s canvas full of possibilities. The latest instalment in the popular educational software series offers 30 comprehensive lessons under the tutelage of a friendly master named Vince who takes you by the hand and offers information on concepts, theory and techniques. Artworks can be created from a wide variety of materials and tools, including charcoal for the first time in the series. The user can import and export images using an SD card, share their works via Miiverse, display them in a virtual in-game gallery and, in another first for the Art Academy series, upload time-lapse videos of their works being created to YouTube.

The Art Academy titles teach people drawing and painting skills on a touch screen that transfer to the real world – just follow the easy steps and create stunning masterpieces you might never have believed possible. Following the release of Wii U Download Software Art Academy: SketchPad – which offered budding artists a taster of the full experience – this new instalment offers a fully comprehensive drawing and painting package, with the stylus once again acting as your art material or tool and the Wii U GamePad touch screen as your canvas. By utilising the touch screen’s large surface as well as the ability to zoom in on specific areas of the touch screen, you can create highly detailed works. Gain inspiration from some of the artworks already created and shared by some Wii U users in the Art Academy: SketchPad Community on Miiverse.

Art Academy: Atelier offers a fun and interactive course of study called Lessons Mode where you follow step-by-step tutorials to learn drawing and painting techniques. The techniques handed down from your master Vince are categorised into groups called Beginner, Advanced and – a new category for Art Academy: Atelier – Tools, with the Lessons in each category increasing in complexity as you progress. By completing Lessons, you will become familiar with the reasoning behind the techniques and learn more about the masters of the craft. Of course the software can also be used to draw or paint freely thanks to the wide variety of available materials and tools.

Whether you have created fun doodles, work-in-progress artworks or finished masterpieces, you can show off your creative process by uploading a time-lapse video of the creation of your artworks to YouTube. Whether you set it to one, two or five minutes in length, the time-lapse video shows the process of creation from the first brush stroke to the last. You can also save your creations to an SD card to view on a computer, as well as view your work in a virtual Gallery. The Gallery also includes the Family Wall, where all household members linked to the same Wii U console can contribute their artistic touch to the same canvas.

You can share your creations via Miiverse, Nintendo’s network service that brings together like-minded communities from all over the world. Artwork created by others is sorted using predefined tags for easy searches and can be viewed without leaving the software. It can also be saved to the software or to an SD card for future use as a reference for your own work. What’s more it’s just a single button press away to access the Art Academy: Atelier Community online.

Art Academy: Atelier launches exclusively for Wii U on 26th June, offering a fun yet thorough course of study, a wide variety of materials from which to create, as well as multiple options for budding artists to share their works. Wii U owners who already purchased Art Academy: SketchPad from Nintendo eShop can upgrade to Art Academy: Atelier for a reduced price if they purchase it from Nintendo eShop.

Thanks, Noah B

Miiverse Update Improves The Activity Feed

Tom from Miiverse is at it again and has announced that the Kyoto based company has improved the Miiverse Activity Feed. Tom says that starting from today only the newest posts of your online friends and followers will be displayed in the feed. This means that the Activity Feed will load faster, which will come as welcome news by many. This latest update to the social network applies to all versions of Miiverse.

Hello Miiverse, Tom here!

I’m here to bring you…a Miiverse update! We’ve received many requests for improving the Activity Feed. So starting today, only the newest post of your friends and users you are following will be displayed in the feed, which means the Activity Feed will load faster!

This update applies to Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, and web versions of Miiverse. That’s all for today, thanks!

Cheers, Josh S for the tip.


Splatoon Has Miiverse Art On In-Game Billboards

splatoon_miiverse_imagesOne of the things you may have noticed when playing the Splatoon Global Testfire demo yesterday is that the game features artwork from various Miiverse communities. Most of you were probably too busy playing Turf War to notice that the billboards featured in the game contained various users artwork. To be honest it is a rather neat addition to the game as there’s some immensely talented Miiverse users out there. No doubt this feature will be in the full game which launches on Friday, May 29th.

Thanks, MasterPikachu6

Nintendo Provides Some Interesting Titbits About Zelda: Majora’s Mask


Miiverse discussions are always interesting and this latest one certainly isn’t an exception. Nintendo recently held a Miiverse Developers Room Meeting for The Legend of Zelda series to provide gamers with a little more insight into the game. There were many things discussed including Legend of Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma’s favorite location in Majora’s Mask, Majora meaning, and also a nice little tease for the return of the Happy Mask Salesman. This entire interview was a faux interview with the Happy Mask Salesman and you can read excerpts above.

Thanks, rafmandx and tominbound

Aonuma Announces Zelda Majora’s Mask 3D Art Academy Contest On Miiverse

Want to put your drawing skills to good use? Well open up the Art Academy application and join in on the latest contest. The Legend of Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma says that Miiverse users simply have to draw anything based on The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask. Aonuma has cleared up that the submission period will end on March 1st or when the number of comments reaches 1000.

Hello, this is Eiji Aonuma, producer of The Legend of Zelda games. On Feb. 7, The Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses, Master Quest will be in Tokyo to perform a concert celebrating the launch of The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D! We’ve also recently created an official The Legend of Zelda Japanese Twitter account (@ZeldaOfficialJP)! To celebrate these events, we’re having a drawing contest in this community! The theme for this contest is…free-style! Draw anything based on The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask! Guidelines:

• Pictures must be drawn using Art Academy: SketchPad, which is available for purchase in Nintendo eShop.

• Pictures must be The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask themed.

• Entries are limited to one original work per person. • Comment on this post to submit your entry. Remember, this is a worldwide event so please avoid using writing in your pictures. The submission period will end on March 01, 2015 or when the number of comments reaches 1000, whichever comes first.

I’ll also announce drawings I like along with my comments as I come across them on The Legend of Zelda Japanese Twitter account, and later on The Legend of Zelda Facebook page and on Nintendo’s American and European Twitter accounts (@NintendoAmerica and @NintendoEurope). If you don’t have Art Academy: SketchPad, we’d still love for you to participate by giving your drawings you like a Yeah! I’ll make my choices based on gut feeling! It’s not only about artistic skill but creative ideas, so even if you’re not a painting expert, don’t be shy and send in your drawings. I’m looking forward to seeing your works! Note: If you submit a drawing as a comment to this post, you grant Nintendo the royalty-free right to publish your drawing online and offline. Your drawing must be an original work of your own creation. You may include Nintendo logos, brand names and products in your drawing. There should not be any products, logos or brands belonging to other companies included.