Nintendo has expanded its collection of Miiverse communities for the 3DS. Added last week in an update for the handheld system, Miiverse started with a small number of communities, featuring Animal Crossing: New Leaf, A Link Between Worlds and Super Mario 3D Land to name but a few. Luckily, Nintendo are steadily building the amount of 3DS communities.
Miiverse for 3DS now has a solid foundation of game communities, with 34 in total. But considering the vast amount of 3DS games available, there are surely more to come. Hopefully, Nintendo will update communities weekly, but in the mean time check out the list below to see which game communities have been added.
- The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
- Fire Emblem: Awakening
- Kid Icarus: Uprising
- Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask
- Mario Tennis Open
- Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
- Star Fox 64 3D
- FIFA 14
- Pilotwings Resort
- Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate
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Hello, it’s Marty here. Today, I’d like to talk to you about the posting of friend codes on Miiverse. *Kids, this is important, so please read this together with a parent or guardian. Since 10th December, it’s been possible to access Miiverse from Nintendo 3DS systems, so I’d like to remind you about these two important rules: – Do not post your own Nintendo 3DS system’s friend code to Miiverse – Do not ask people who you do not know to tell you their friend codes Becoming friends with strangers may lead to trouble. These rules are designed to help you avoid such trouble, so please make sure that you follow them.
I’d also like to take the opportunity to remind you that the rules for Miiverse are not limited to the exchange of friend codes. Repeated violations of the Miiverse Code of Conduct may lead to restrictions on your Nintendo Network ID, such as your ability to post to Miiverse or your use of some other services. To make Miiverse a happy and fun place for everyone, we ask that you read the Miiverse Code of Conduct thoroughly and follow the rules it explains. On the Wii U, you can find the Miiverse Code of Conduct under the Settings/Other option in the User Menu, and on Nintendo 3DS you can find it in the User Menu. Don’t worry though, you can continue to post Mario Kart 7 community codes and Animal Crossing dream addresses as you have been doing already. We hope that you have fun using Miiverse safely!
A new Nintendo 3DS System Update is now live. Version 7.0.0-13U adds support for Nintendo Network IDs as well as Miiverse. It also adds a software update notification and removes the limit to system transfers. Additionally, it changes the start-up method of 3DS Camera from the HOME Menu to require pressing the L and R Buttons simultaneously. And finally, the update brings further improvements to overall system stability.
Nintendo Force writer Emily Rogers has reconfirmed that Miiverse, Nintendo Network ID and shared eShop balances will be coming to the Nintendo 3DS today after the maintenance that is due to start sometime this evening. Rogers previously hinted that Miiverse is due today, but she has now confirmed it via Twitter.
Miiverse/NNID/shared eshop balances after maintenance. RT @Eric_Silver Is it against the law to just tell people its Miiverse?
Nintendo Force writer Emily Rogers has teased on Twitter that there’s a surprise coming to Nintendo 3DS owners tomorrow. Rogers says that after the planned maintenance something exciting should happen, which presumably means that Miiverse will finally be live on the Nintendo 3DS. Miiverse for the Nintendo 3DS has been met with some controversy as it won’t support message exchange between friends, or even friend requests.
Monday night, after the maintenance, will be exciting for 3DS owners. I’m not allowed to say why, but I’m sure you can figure it out.
Nintendo has made a number of adjustments to Miiverse today. The changes have presumably been made to accommodate the upcoming 3DS version of the Wii U social network. Besides the existing communities for Wii U software, many new communities will be created for Nintendo 3DS software and even more users will join Miiverse. Here’s a list of the changes, according to Marty.
- New display options in the community list You can now display more communities at once, with the newest communities displayed first. You can also use a filter to display communities based on categories such as “Wii U software”, “Virtual Console” and so on.
- A change to the profile page Your profile no longer displays the total number of Yeahs you have given. However, you can still see the number of Yeahs on individual posts.
- A change to the default display setting within a community Until now, when you entered a community, the newest posts were displayed first. From now on, posts by people who have played the game will be displayed by default.
This was already announced in the latest Nintendo Direct, but I wanted to remind you that Miiverse is coming to Nintendo 3DS in December. Please note that a Nintendo Network ID is required to use Miiverse on Nintendo 3DS. If you already have a Nintendo Network ID on Wii U, you can continue using the same ID on your Nintendo 3DS. For more details, please visit the official Nintendo website.
A Nintendo of America customer service representative has confirmed via email that the Nintendo 3DS version of Miiverse won’t support message exchange between friends, or even friend requests. A NeoGAF member was curious as to why the Miiverse 3DS screens released lacked the messages icon present in the Wii U version. He then decided to contact customer service to find out exactly why that was. He was told that the 3DS version of Miiverse will not support message exchanges between friends or the friend request feature. It’s basically just the community features.
In the aftermath of today’s big announcement that Nintendo will be releasing an update to incorporate Miiverse and Nintendo Network IDs on the 3DS, Nintendo UK has announced that after 3DS users register a Nintendo Network ID, they will be unable to change their system’s region. In addition to this, users will be unable to use multiple currencies in the Nintendo eShop. Any currency that does not correspond to the country that your system is registered in will be deleted and no longer usable on your 3DS, so Nintendo encourages you to use up these funds beforehand. Some already believe Nintendo has taken region-blocking to the extreme. What do you think about these new limitations?
After registering a Nintendo Network ID, you will be unable to change regions and use multiple currencies – for instance, pounds and euros – in Nintendo eShop. The funds in the currency that corresponds to the country setting of your Nintendo Network ID will remain, and any funds in other currencies will be deleted and no longer usable. Please make sure to use up any other currencies before registering a Nintendo Network ID to your Nintendo 3DS system.
Nintendo of America has confirmed that a new Nintendo 3DS 3DS system update supports Nintendo Network IDs and lets users combine WiiU and 3DS eShop balances. The new Nintendo 3DS system update also adds support for Miiverse on 3DS. Nintendo of America has yet to say when the update will be going live.
A December system update will allow users to register their Nintendo Network ID for Wii U on their Nintendo 3DS systems and combine Nintendo eShop account balances. This will enable them to purchase Wii U software using the remaining balance on their Nintendo 3DS eShop accounts, and vice versa. Nintendo 3DS owners who do not own a Wii U system can also create their own Nintendo Network ID for the first time. This system update will also mark the beginning of Miiverse support on Nintendo 3DS. With a Nintendo Network ID, users will be able to connect with other players around the world to share their experiences and game tips through Miiverse on Nintendo 3DS.
Nintendo has released Iwata’s Q & A transcript, in which the outspoken leader of Nintendo discusses everything from Nintendo’s holiday sales strategies to the Wii U Virtual Console. One of the more interesting topics of the transcripts in smartphones. Rather than putting Nintendo at odds with the devices, Iwata’s philosophy is one that accepts the devices as an alternative to dedicated gaming systems, and a means to connect with consumers. He cited Nintendo’s incorporation of Miiverse on smart devices as an example of a way in which Nintendo embraces the onslaught of new portable electronics that many are calling a threat to the home console market. Here are Iwata’s full comments on the subject:
“I think it is natural that many people feel that it is more convenient to use smart devices, as opposed to dedicated gaming systems, to play games to kill a bit of time. That is to say, there are some areas in which dedicated gaming systems were once used that now have greater potential on smart devices. On the other hand, dedicated gaming systems are developed by considering the software that is designed to run on the hardware, enabling us to make unique propositions.
“With that in mind, my view is that the gaming market will be segregated to a fair degree. However, this does not mean that smart devices will simply compete with dedicated gaming systems. Given their growth, I feel that we should make an effort to take advantage of their existence. For instance, we already made it possible to browse Wii U’s networking service called Miiverse on smart devices. Starting with this attempt, we are discussing among us how we can expand the use of smart devices to help drive the business of dedicated gaming systems.
“Smart devices have already played a central role in creating buzz among consumers above a certain age with respect to, for example, “Animal Crossing: New Leaf,” “Monster Hunter 4” or “Pokémon X/Pokémon Y.” Twitter timelines filled with tweets about Monster Hunter and Pokémon can certainly help create awareness for the products, and we also know that many watch Nintendo Direct on their smart devices. Rather than simply viewing smart devices as competitors, we should consider ways in which we can use them for our business.”