Wii U users who’ve downloaded Wii Street U can update the application to receive new features. After performing the update, you’ll be able to take pictures of places you’ve visited and post those pictures onto Miiverse. Below is a list of what features the update adds to the app. For those who don’t know, Wii Street U is currently a free download from the Nintendo eShop on Wii U.
- Can register places as favorites
- Nine new recommended spots added
- Miiverse support
- Take pictures of places and post them to Miiverse, can view others’ contributions, as well
- Can tag your pictures with your thoughts. The tags include “normal,” “awesome,” “beautiful,” “unusual” and “scary”.
- Can also view pictures based on a certain tag
- Can now “spoiler” your images as well, which covers up the image with a question mark
European Wii U owners who have been waiting for the Toki Tori 2 patch will be pleased to know that it’s now live and ready to download. The update, which fixes a variety of bugs in the game, is available as of today on the Wii U eShop. The game’s developers Two Tribes say it will be released in North America shortly, but a date is yet to be confirmed.
Nintendo has confirmed that the Wii U will be receiving its major spring system update next week. The update will add new functions and implement enhancements to existing ones. One of the most welcome additions it will bring is quicker loading times when switching between applications or returning to the Wii U Menu. To view a sneak peek of how the update will improve loading times, click here.
Nintendo has announced that there’s a new update available for the Wii U version of Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate. Once players perform the latest update, they’ll be able to play the entire game on the Wii U GamePad, via off-TV play. Furthermore, the update allows multiplayer between Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate players in Europe and North America.
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.
Developer Shin’en Multimedia has confirmed, via Twitter, that players can perform an update for Nintendo eShop-exclusive title Nano Assault Neo. According to the developer, the update fixes online ranking flags and disconnection issues with the Wii U GamePad. The fast-paced shoot’em’up game can be purchased for $9.99 from the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo’s new Wii U console.
Fluidity: Spin Cycle, Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels, and the original Mega Man can all be downloaded from the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS, beginning today.
For the Nintendo eShop on the new Wii U, remember that three games – Chasing Aurora, Little Inferno and Trine 2: Director’s Cut – are discounted for a limited.
Nintendo president Reggie Fils-Aime has announced that the lengthy day-one update for Wii U should be pre-installed on new systems starting from the Spring. Fils-Aime went on to reiterate that the patch was necessary to make sure that the very best product is available to consumers.
“Nintendo developers want to make sure that the very best product is available to consumers.”
“That creates a dynamic where our developers are working on elements until the very last point possible. That’s why the system update was required on Day One – and this is quite similar to what’s happened with other consumer electronic products.”
Nintendo global president Satoru Iwata says he feels ‘very sorry’ for consumers who experience a lengthy network update right after setting up their Wii U consoles. Some Wii U users claim to have waited for five hours to complete the new console’s necessary day one update.
“Personally I think that users should be able to use all the functions of a console video game machine as soon as they open the box. So I feel very sorry for the fact that purchasers of Wii U have to experience a network update which takes such a long time, and that there are the services which were not available at the hardware’s launch.”
After performing a system update on Wii U, you gain access to the new console’s online store – the Nintendo eShop. The Nintendo eShop for Wii U features charming background music and relatively quick load times.