In a recent update of the Wii U’s firmware, dataminers discovered some code that signaled the end of the Miiverse online community. There was previously no official word from Nintendo that we’d see the service shutter, so it was still considered just speculation. As of today, however, we have gotten that confirmation, as Nintendo has announced that Miiverse will officially shut down on November 8th for both the Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS.
Miiverse features that were integrated into games such as Splatoon, The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, and Mario Kart 8 will no longer be supported, and they will not be displayed anymore in any of those games. This effectively will end up making the hub world in the original Splatoon a ghost town. Alongside this, messages will no longer be displayed in these games.
One of the largest issues that would come with the closure of Miiverse is its implication on Super Mario Maker, as the service is used to post and share user created level IDs. Nintendo says that even though Miiverse will be gone, you will still be able to upload your levels to the server.
You’ll also be able to download your post history from Miiverse before it comes down, though they have not yet outlined when that will happen. The service might not return in the future, as Nintendo has not outlined any plans on releasing the service on the Nintendo Switch.
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