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Nintendo of America details the end of Miiverse in more specific terms

Why are you shutting down Miiverse?
- We started the Miiverse service in 2012 along with the launch of the Wii U system because we wanted to provide a space where users could share their feelings about games with each other. Thanks to users' support throughout the years, we think we were able to achieve that goal. We decided to end the service at this time because, among other reasons, many users are shifting to social networking services.
- Users can download their old Miiverse posts (without comments or messages from others) by visiting http://miiverse.nintendo.net and registering before the Miiverse service ends on Nov. 7, 2017 at 10 p.m. PT. Once registered, users will receive an e-mail via Nintendo Account mail a few weeks after the Miiverse service ends, which will include a unique URL to download their past Miiverse posts.

When will the Miiverse service end?
- Nov. 7, 2017 at 10 p.m. PT
- Once the Miiverse service ends, users will not be able to access Miiverse on Wii U, any of the Nintendo 3DS family of systems or an Internet browser on PCs and smart devices.

Will the Miiverse icon still be displayed on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS Home Menu?
- Yes. The Miiverse icon will continue to appear, but an error message will be displayed when it is pressed.

Many games use Miiverse as a major game-play feature, including Super Mario Maker for Wii U. What happens to those games when Miiverse shuts down?
- 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.

Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars will be losing major features. Will you continue selling the game?
- Yes, the game will continue to be sold. Users will still be able to complete all 88 levels in the main game, and create and play their own levels locally.

Will Miiverse posts still display in Wara Wara Plaza on Wii U?
- Moving forward, default Miiverse posts that appear during offline mode will be displayed in Wara Wara Plaza.

Will Wii U Chat still function after the closure of Miiverse?
- The Wii U Chat service will be discontinued with Miiverse on Nov. 7, 2017, at 10 p.m. PT.

Can users still view their old Miiverse posts once the service is shut down?
- Users can download their old Miiverse posts (without comments or messages from others) by visiting http://miiverse.nintendo.net and registering before the Miiverse service ends on Nov. 7, 2017 at 10 p.m. PT. Once registered, users will receive an e-mail via Nintendo Account mail a few weeks after the Miiverse service ends, which will include a unique URL to download their past Miiverse posts.

Will there be a similar service to replace Miiverse on Nintendo Switch?
- Currently Nintendo has no plans to implement any services to replace Miiverse, but the Nintendo Switch system includes features for connecting with Facebook and other social networking services.

Tags: 3ds, wii-u

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I think they should release an update for Tipping Stars that unlocks everything regardless of stars...

I was prepared, but then remembered the miiverse smash Bros stage and now I'm sad. That was always my favorite, whether it be the spam of star wars vii spoilers or random pictures of ganondorfs leg, that stage had some great moments I'll miss a lot.

I really feel like they should have just waited a couple more years before doing this, because of how much it impacts 3DS and Wii U games.

roveradi
Tue Aug 29 17 03:13am
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Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (Wii U, Nintendo 3DS): Players will also be unable to post replays to YouTube/Miiverse, share stages or create tournaments.

dang, I don't own a capture card so direct-to-YouTube uploading was my only way of getting footage of my replays. Guess I need a capture card then.

Huh, I hadn't realised how many things would go away along with Miiverse.

I think they should release an update for Tipping Stars that unlocks everything regardless of stars...

ladida
Tue Aug 29 17 03:50am
Rating: 3

This makes me sadder than I thought it would. Why wouldn't they just leave an archived version online and display those posts in games (if everybody gets a download link anyways)?

And an update to upload to Youtube directly without Miiverse would be easy and worth it. It could even be applied to MK8DX which is missing the Youtube-option I think.

ninjablaze
Tue Aug 29 17 03:54am
Rating: 1

Will the Miiverse icon still be displayed on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS Home Menu?
- Yes. The Miiverse icon will continue to appear, but an error message will be displayed when it is pressed.

Yikes. That's just pure laziness on their part. The Wii U makes sense, but if you're going to continue selling and developing major games for the 3DS the least you could do is release a little update to clean up broken icons on your home screen.

People would probably be pretty upset if they removed that icon, though.

t27duck
Tue Aug 29 17 06:10am
Rating: 1 (Updated 1 time)

Will the Miiverse icon still be displayed on the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS Home Menu?
- Yes. The Miiverse icon will continue to appear, but an error message will be displayed when it is pressed.

Laziness at it's finest. Really? It's too much work to push up a miniscule update to hide an icon?

Also, they're killing tournaments for MK8 because of this? Wtf?

So sad. Miiverse was my favourite thing they did with the Wii U and I was really hoping they'd bring it back on Switch. Being able to quickly see what people are saying about games was awesome (and useful when games were released without prior reviews), and obviously it was always good for a laugh.

entity
Tue Aug 29 17 06:56am
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They should have gone Pokemon on this and evolved it further and let it hit the Switch in a better more social media way that could be somehow linked with FB, Twitter etc (you could export from Miiverse to those). And the evolved version would hit the eventual new console too.

vinlauria
Tue Aug 29 17 07:12am
Rating: 3

Iwata would never have allowed this.

This is Kimishima's ongoing vendetta to make the Wii U disappear completely.

Oh don't kid yourself.

I'm right, and I know I am.

Proof? Opinions aren't facts. An old digital service is being retired, no conspiracy here.

IIIRC, when the Miiverse was announced way back in 2012, they mentioned how it would be used for future Nintendo systems along with the Wii U and (later on) the 3DS. It's not hard to determine that something made NCL change their minds about using Miiverse on the Switch, and I have to say I'm really upset it's going to be gone as the Switch lacks personality and this would be a good way to give it some.

I'm not disagreeing, it was a good feature. If you could find that interview or whatever it may be, it'd be a good read.

This is for the best. Miiverse was too "getho" and niche. Facebook and twitter is more mainstream and more accepted. Iwata had nice fanboyish ideas but Kimishima is more grounded

Blade reports will be removed...
I was prepared for everything else. But for some reason, seeing that really hurt. I guess it was all the countless hours I poured into that game.

Blade reports was basically the online component where you cooperated to hunt down specific targets, right?
Does that mean the server for that is gone and we can't get characters from other users anymore?

totodile
Tue Aug 29 17 12:49pm
Rating: 1

The one thing the Wii U did really right.

I like how they're allowing us to download our Miiverse data. Though I would have liked to have other people's comments in the extracted data. I guess it boils down to a privacy or copyright issue.

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