Nintendo president Satoru Iwata has posted his first ever message to the Wii U social network, Miiverse. Iwata confirmed in his message that the Wii U system update is scheduled for April which will improve the time it takes to launch software, and the time it takes to return to the Wii U Menu. Iwata also announced that he would be sharing Nintendo Direct events on Miiverse. You can read Satoru Iwata’s full post below.
Hello, this is Satoru Iwata of Nintendo.
As we announced in the January Nintendo Direct, we plan to release two Wii U system updates. One in spring, and one in the summer.
Today, I would like to let you know the status of these two updates.
We are planning to release the spring system update in April, which will improve the time it takes to launch software, and the time it takes to return to the Wii U Menu.
We still have tests remaining, and it will take a little more time until we can release the update. But today, we have prepared a video so you can see how the loading time will change when returning to the Wii U Menu with the system update, so please take a look if you are interested.
In the future, we would like to share announcements about Nintendo Direct events here, so we appreciate your continued attention.
And lastly, like in other Announcement Communities, please understand that while we read every comment, we are not able to reply. Thank you.
Deus Ex: Human Revolution Director’s Cut will be released in North America on May 7th for Wii U. When the first-person shooter arrives, it will feature Off-TV Play, which allows for playing the entire game on the Wii U GamePad. The game will also feature Miiverse capabilities. For example, via the Wii U GamePad, players will be able to record ‘Infologs,’ which contain in-game screenshots, voice recordings, drawings and notes. The Infologs can then be shared with other Wii U owners via Nintendo’s online community, Miiverse.
Nintendo has released an update for New Super Mario Bros U. The update now sends in-game posts that you and others create to a dedicated New Super Mario Bros. U community. Nintendo has now created two Miiverse communities for New Super Mario Bros U. The new community is designated specifically for in-game posts, while the other is designed for general talk about New Super Mario Bros U. The update changes the game’s version to v1.2.0.
Nintendo has once again updated its social network, Miiverse, with a few new features. One of the new features includes the ability to view all the posts you have given a ‘Yeah’ to. This makes it easier for you to find your favourite posts. Users also have full control over posts which means that you can allow only those who own the software you’re posting about to respond. This can be changed in the user menu. Staff and developers now have a green notice above their profile, which tells you exactly who they work for. Nintendo has also changed the Miiverse setting for users up to 12 years of age. Originally they were only allowed to view posts by friends, but now new users will now have the ”Everyone” option enabled by default. You can view all the new changes in the video posted above.
Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma has confirmed that The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages will be coming to the eShop before the Summer. Aonuma announced the tentative date on the Wii U social network, Miiverse. The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons were released in Japan on February 27th.
Nintendo has once again made a number of tweaks to its social network, Miiverse. You will notice that there is now a Player Posts button which enables you to filter communities to allow you to see the comments from actual players. With the update you can also unfollow users that you were previously following with a button placed next to their name. People that you have blocked will continue to remain blocked and will no longer appear in the community you visit. You can view all the tweaks in the video embedded above.
Nintendo will be presenting a Wii U developer talk at this years Games Developer Conference. The first presentation will focus on sharing a new way of rapidly developing Wii U applications that takes full advantage of unique Wii U features, while significantly reducing development times and will be hosted by Nintendo, senior software engineer Ryan Lynd. The second talk will come from Miiverse co-creator Mizuki Kiyoshi. The description says the talk will focus on how Miiverse makes it possible for your Wii U games to connect more players and to offer more enjoyable gaming experiences in ‘Miiverse Support from Your Games.’
Two Tribes, the developer behind Toki Tori 2, have said that they will add a level editor and Miiverse support via a patch post launch. We already know that Toki Tori 2 will feature the lucrative off-TV play, but soon you’ll be able to create your own levels and puzzles using the Wii U GamePad. Two Tribes also say that eventually you will be able to create levels with the editor, then share them via MiiVerse.
“As you’ll know if you’re on the Steam alpha list, the editor we use to make the game is pretty darn powerful. We’d love you to be able to create your own puzzles, and the Wii U GamePad lends itself to this pretty well.”
“What if you could create levels with the editor, then share them via MiiVerse and allow others to open them with a single click? What if this could tie in with levels created in the Steam version? All of this might come true!”
Nintendo has announced via Miiverse that it intends to block Miiverse friend requests for those gamers aged twelve and under. This basically means that Wii U users under the age of thirteen can still befriend others, although not exchange messages with them through Miiverse. Younger users can make friends on Wii U outside Miiverse by entering each other’s Network IDs in the friend list on the HOME menu There were a number of changes to Miiverse yesterday, which you can check out here.
“For the protection of younger users, direct friend requests are not possible in Miiverse for users aged 12 and under,” reads a new section of the console’s Miiverse Code of Conduct”
“At the same time, younger users can make friends on Wii U outside Miiverse by entering each other’s Network IDs in the friend list on the HOME menu.”
“We encourage younger users to make friends on Wii U only if they are friends in real life (such as friends from the same school or neighbourhood). Therefore, do not attempt to exchange your Nintendo Network ID with other users on Miiverse.”
Nintendo has once again updated Miiverse and implemented some subtle changes. Miiverse users can now get special updates from Nintendo regarding changes to the service, these notifications are displayed in a special dedicated Miiverse community. The notification system has also been changed, and you will now get messages once someone has decided to follow you. Nintendo has also decided that Miiverse users can now only post once every five minutes. This change was made to prevent multiple posts from the same person appearing on-screen. Nintendo has also changed its code of conduct and has decided that off-topic posts are no longer allowed on the service. You can see all the changes that Nintendo has implemented in the video above.