Nintendo to close Miiverse on November 8th
Nintendo has announced an end date to the much-loved Miiverse. On November 8th the service will be shut down and no longer accessible from the either the Wii U, 3DS or on a computer. All games with Miiverse integration will also be affected and posts will no longer show in games. You’ll have until November 8th to download anything you need, after that it’s gone.
The Wii U Chat feature and Nintendo TVii (which was never released in Australia) will also be shut down.
Update: Nintendo has released a FAQ on their US website detailing what will happen with a few first-party games after Miiverse shuts down. These are some pretty massive changes, and will definitely impact the way people play these games. You can read the list below:
- Super Mario Maker (Wii U): Users will still be able to share levels, but will no longer be able to comment on them.
- Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars (Wii U, Nintendo 3DS): While users will still be able to play Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars and complete all 88 levels in the main game, the Community feature will be discontinued, preventing players from sharing levels and receiving additional Stars. As there will be a limit to the number of Stars that can be obtained, not all objects may be unlocked from the Workshop.
- Splatoon (Wii U): Miiverse posts will no longer display in Inkopolis Plaza or the game’s stage maps.
- Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Wii U, Nintendo 3DS): The Miiverse stage will still be playable, but Miiverse user posts will not display in the background. Players will also be unable to post replays to YouTube/Miiverse, share stages or create tournaments.
- Mario Kart 8 (Wii U): Players will not be able to upload game-play videos to YouTube since they also post to Miiverse at the same time. The tournament function will also not be available.
- Super Mario 3D World (Wii U): In Super Mario 3D World, the Miiverse posts that appear on the course select screen and when selecting courses will disappear. Players will still be able to collect in-game stamps, but not post them to Miiverse.
- Xenoblade Chronicles X (Wii U): In Xenoblade Chronicles X, the BLADE report feature will no longer be available.