Mar 30th, 2013

At GDC in San Francisco, Nintendo revealed a list of upcoming features for the Wii U social network Miiverse. Miiverse producer Kiyoshi Mizuki held a presentation at GDC for Wii U game developers, detailing how to use and implement Miiverse into their games. He also gave a list of new features that Nintendo plans on implementing in the future.

  • Players will be able to follow others, and see who they’re following in-game
  • Ability to send and receive comments while playing a game (in-game)
  • Ability to see “Yeahs” in-game
  • Launch games from posts on the Miiverse timeline/page
  • New features with Miiverse posts, e.g. players will be able to launch into game and specific level from a Miiverse post
  • User-made “sub-communities”
  • Tournament feature — organize and hold tournaments for games.

There’s no release date on when these new features will be available, but Nintendo is hard at work on keeping Miiverse up to date. Recently, Nintendo revealed the Miiverse smartphone app for the iPhone (Android version is coming as well). Check out a new video of the app in action:

What kind of new features would you like to see in Miiverse? Let us know in the comments section!


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  • [000]

    Now THIS is what Miiverse should have been.

    • Nintedward

      It’s what it’s going to be. miiverse is nowhere near complete. You can expect radical changes in the future . Especially Miiverse on smartphones. It’s like your wiiu is always with you , even in work :O

      • [000]

        I know, but if they could have done something like this at the start, it would have turned quite a few heads. Things take time though, and it’s better that way.

        • Nintedward

          Ironing out the kinks 😛 . Nothing worse than getting to the bus stop only to discover you’re wearing creased trousers .

          Analogy went a bit too far…. you get the point :/

        • Veries Seals

          Plus, you have to consider what Mii Verse is for it is not only for gamers to communicate, it is for us to communicate with nintendo and the developers. You never know, the wii u owners could have very well given them the ideas to add these improvements. Some people complain about the Wii U not including a hard drive in console for downloaded games and DLC, but I love the fact that they did not. You simply go to any retail electronics store and pick the size hard drive you need for you. Also this helps with sticking to a budget. You can pick the hard drive that is priced friendly for what you need. You can get all the way up to 2 TB of storage. You wouldn’t use all of that for years. even if you downloaded most of your games. I use a 1 TB drive for my Wii U currently and cant see needing any more storage for a long time.

  • Saleh Sbeiti

    u had me at “Tournament”

    • Captain Falcon

      Hosting tournaments through Miiverse is very much welcomed!

    • The Clockwork Being

      Exactly. Miiverse on the road of improvements and success. Tournaments is what we all want.

      • dylanbob121

        I actually loved that they are letting users see post in-game!Nicely done nintendo!

        • The Clockwork Being

          Thats actually one of the best parts of Miiverse. A smart move indeed.

          • WellWisher

            Sub communities as well. That’s cool. Wii U looks like it’s on it’s way to becoming the ‘social’ console. It’s a much friendlier and more supportive environment than the other consoles too.

    • Squid

      Hehe, imagine new Smash Bros tournaments.

      • dylanbob121

        omg…thats perfevt

      • wimpykid456

        Dang, I couldn’t wait before, and now I’m insane at the amount of time I’ve waited.

      • Dominic Coradazzi

        I’d never win but
        Damn, you got me excited

      • The Clockwork Being

        I can imagine a name already. Nintendo Smash Championships Officially organised by Nintendo. Tournament to see who’s the best in the world. Damn I just cant wait.

    • GermGerm

      hahaha nice. Tournament was the LAST thing on the list 😉

    • Chiwawa

      the winners of the tournament could be announcent on the community! 😀

    • zerooooo

      Now watch as Sony and Microsoft steal this idea.

    • SethLaw

      Sonic Racing transformed, need for speed, even madden, nintendo bringing the heat.

  • I’m pretty sure we are gonna get a miiverse streaming service like the ps4 in the future these features seem awesome !

  • NkoSekirei

    nice cant wait maybe they should add lets hunt trolls.Their so annoying on here

  • 7Down

    Nintendo’s evil plan will take step to whole new level, be afraid you fools, be very afraid.

    • Super Buu

      No. I’m more afraid at the direction trolls are going, now that they’re FAR more sensible than the ones they’re trolling. Needless to say, the art of trolling is slowly dying.

      • 7Down

        What does this have to do with trolling?

      • Nintenjoe82

        I too worry about this. It seems that Nintendo fansites are trolling their own fanboys in an effort to get more hits. In turn this has made the fanboys start saying even more stupid things leading to more trolling.

        I now get all my Nintendo news from MS/Sony fansites because they only say the bad news once and move on rather than reprint the same article from 1997 about Nintendo’s latest console not having any games being made for it because it doesn’t play CDs and is a kids console.

    • 7Down

      Just because I got downvoted, I went with the mainstream group and downvoted myself

    • Nintenjoe82

      I caught my gamepad telling my nephew to ‘defeat the evil power’ when the console was unplugged and I was out of the room….

      • 7Down

        Interesting, remember to keep a gun nearby while you’re sleeping, if you dare to do so.

        Anyways, I’ve been checking this site for a while, all this BS about how Wii U fails etc. is amusing, it’s not over just yet, there hasn’t been a thing so far for me to give up hope on the console, Nintendo’s plans for Miiverse are teasing that something big is coming, people just need to remember that even though it looks like that Nintendo has horrible strategy, it might not be so bad after all, we’ll see whats going on once PS4 comes out.

    • Hey I’m plugging my page cause me and my friend are trying to get big in gaming and I would love it if you guys checked us out and watched our YouTube videos

    • Ryan Dugger

      Pro tip on how to get people to watch your videos. Be entertaining.

      • We are more entertaining in person but yes next video we will show you how we really are

  • Linskarmo

    They sound like cool features. The fifth bullet point looks most useful to me.

  • these features sound actually boring

    • Lord Carlisle

      I assure you that you’re in the minority.

    • Nintenjoe82

      so’s ya face!

    • Only a few are true gamers

      Your boring….Bla Bla Bla

  • these features are definitely cool

  • Zelly Jeffers



    Yeah I believe this will help out a lot and bring the community into the game even more.

    I also would like to see is a live voice-chat/chat-box/IM option within your friends list like on Live where we can send instant messages to get your friends together quicker and go out gaming sooner like ME3 or MH3U, etc.

    • David


    • dylanbob121

      the classic words of wisdom

  • Nintedward

    The next update I want is Genre’s. What do I mean by Genres you ask ? Well the list of games on Miiverse is gunna get quite long pretty soon.
    So we should have : Indie , Action , Shooter , Racing , Most popular , etc etc .

    You click on Most popular and it opens up All the Most popular communities.
    They should make a community called ”Shovelware” to keep communities like the Croods away from the real communities 🙂

    • gobrowniesgo

      Along with custom communities..

      • DragonSilths

        Custom communities aint happening. Have you see all the duplicate posts? We would get 1000 communities of WHEN IS ZELDA HD COMING OUT. Miiverse would get flooded and become unusable. Nintendo should make people moderators who could make their own custom communities. Say you get 500 reccomendations from people then you could apply to be a moderator on Miiverse.

        • gobrowniesgo

          l never thought about but l don’t know about having miiverse peeps moderating..that could be all bad..

        • greengecko007

          Then you’d have people begging for yeahs, followers, AND RECOMMENDATIONS…

    • xdlugia

      Meh… how about a search function where you search for a game, or maybe having all the communities ordered alphabetical so you can skip to them by jumping to A, B, C etc.

  • i want it for when a friend goes online tells you in game and not in menu

    • Mickey Mouse

      Me too.

    • Silent

      Friend Live Chat System not this….

  • Jimmy D. Fugate

    I think they need to make the amount of friends you can have higher. 100 is not enough

    • dylanbob121


      • Tecpedz94

        I think a thousand is plenty :p

    • Veries Seals

      lol, I agree. I think we should reduce as many limitations as possible, perhaps they will raise the bar in the new year or so. Post it to the developers section of Mii Verse. Nintendo says they actually read all comments. That is amazing.

    • DragonSilths

      With having 12 free accounts thats technically 1,200 friends lol. Plus 100 on your 3DS…

  • zhenyaivan

    well that was late…

  • Arvind Kannan

    call me a hater or watever you want…but Nintendo is all about the games! But i aint seeing no god damn games recently…i’ll be honest…am the kinda guy who just wants his games and plays…i dun care about MII Verse dammit….GIMME THE GAMES FIRST!!!

    • ShawnB

      3 words: Lego City Undercover. Enough said

      • Nintedward

        Loving this game 🙂 . It’s not perfect but it is great and makes me feel 10 all over again. I bought it mainly for my little bro , but I’m the one who’s nearly finished it and can’t stop playing it XD .

        Add to that Monster hunter Ultimate and Need for Speed most wanted U and I can’t put my gamepad down !

    • NkoSekirei

      really dude there lego city undercover,monster hunter ultimate and need for speed most wanted maybe u need to start keeping track on game release dates instead of posting something stupid like u just posted

      • Arvind Kannan

        Lego City Undercover is a phenomenal game.. The other two do not spike my interest that much..Monster Hunter has gotten OLD!! Dun try and act like there is a deluge of incredible games at the moment..When nintendo doesnt do something right learn to accept that.
        Am waiting for the 3D Mario news.

        • greengecko007

          Couldn’t agree more. LOL what happened to them saying graphics don’t matter, it’s all about gameplay? Now they buy old games with slightly better graphics and claim that this is the supply of good games Nintendo promised? Some people need a news flash, these aren’t the great Nintendo games we know and love. They are coming, but pretending like the Wii U has a great supply of games is just ridiculous.

          • True, but I still think you should at least rent Lego city. And am I the only one that just absolutely enjoys playing upscaled Wii games? I have quite a ew good Wii games that I never beat to play. One example is xenoblade. And prince of Persia. Seriously, the ps360 gamers got the short end of the stick on forgotten sands.

          • greengecko007

            I may give it a try one day, renting it is a small investment. But I’ve never liked any of the other Lego games, and I’m not big on sandbox games. BUT I can understand how it may appeal to people. It’s just not that one game that everyone has to have like the crazy people here make it out to be.

      • greengecko007

        I agree with Arvind, none of the games out appeal to me. NFS is just a generic racing game that won over the Wii U crowd with it’s pretty graphics (hypocritical much?). Monster Hunter’s imbalanced and tedious gameplay doesn’t appeal to me, and Lego City is sorta sandboxish, so I don’t like it.

        BUT it’s okay for people to like different games than you, it really is. So think about that “instead of posting something stupid like u just posted”.

    • Veries Seals

      If you count disc based and download only wii u games there is about 50. They had that before now. the majority before christmas. Yeah jan and feb was slow months but they are technically slow for all consoles not just Wii U. And they are slow months every year for any business. Most people are broke after Christmas and new years and slow down on purchases. Businesses also know this. They cut back on staffing and go as far is cutting down on inventory.

  • zerooooo

    this is cool now people can make communities for their clans. I hope they come up with a chat box feature, and voice chat.

    • gobrowniesgo


    • gobrowniesgo

      But wouldn’t you rather have an update for the video chat to where you can talk with up to like 5 people?

      • zerooooo

        Nah, i find video chat awkward

        • gobrowniesgo

          l haven’t tried it.. Too many kids..And you never know who’s lying bout thier age.

  • hellomello123

    Wii u won’t support unreal engune 4 or frostbite. This sucks

    • Zombie_Andrew

      Well Frostbite isn’t out of the question, and Epic have further clarified that Unreal 4 games can be ported over to Wii U. Which means there shouldn’t really be any excuse next gen for Wii U not to get either, only petty business ones

    • Nintedward

      Unreal 4 can run on Wiiu like they originally stated last year.

      I think he was laughing in regards to the latest UE4 tech demos running on Wiiu. But even then , they can be scaled down to 720p 30FPS and will probably run fine on Wiiu.

    • Actually the Wii U CAN run Unreal Engine 4 since its scalable

      • hellomello123

        I didn’t mean anything bad by it. Idk why I got 3 thumb down. I’m sorta new to gaming so I thought they meant it could never run it.

    • BuckStud

      Epic isn’t porting the UE4 to Wii U. That doesn’t mean that it wont support it at some time. I would imagine that it depends on how many Wii U’s get sold. UE4 is scalable like most engines and will even scale down to phones.

    • gobrowniesgo

      l wonder why this site doesn’t have a story on it.. you’d think thier writers would have jumped on it…ign did last night!

  • gobrowniesgo

    Thats awesome!!! just wonder why this site is slow on news..

  • paulthevgking

    the tournament thing really wants me to get a wii-u. if at e-3 they say their making super mario galaxy 3, i’ll get a wii-u .

    • DragonSilths

      New Mario. Not Galaxy 3. With each new system it goes in a new direction. 64, Sunshine, Galaxy, ???

      • MetroidZero


  • Neilandio

    I would like achievments on miiverse, maybe with these achievements we can buy exclusive clothes, haircuts, and others for our miis?

    • Veries Seals

      That would be really cool. Go to the Mii Verse Development Community and root for it. Maybe they will add a trophy system.

      • dylanbob121

        how will they NOT include just a little trophy feature than a tornament feature.nuff said

  • Miiverse on Windows Phone 8 please Nintendo!

  • ejownz6

    I’d rather have trophies.

  • Michael

    They should integrate voice/video chat into Miiverse

  • Sounds like stuff the PS4 can do.. SWEET! I get to try this stuff out early on my Wii U before getting my PS4 =3 Nintendo you are spoiling me this month!

    • beerkin

      You’re gonna be spending a crap ton on that ps4. To get the dual screen console effect you will also have to buy a vita. Ps4 junkies are looking at 800 to a grand for the dual screen setup.

  • Oh my god this is awesome !

  • achivements

  • Finally we can send messages in-game

  • now we need the add friend button.

  • Genesect4ssb4

    Arranging ssb4 tourneys with 64 players yes!!!

  • GermGerm

    These are all really awesome!

  • Barters

    Send your friend a msg on their smart phone that you’re playing something……SWEET.

    All friends systems at the moment rely on you being on the console at the same time. Of course you could call a friend, but often most of my friends on these things are from forums and such and I don’t have their numbers.

  • Javy G

    It’s awesome! I just want to see a little Wii U-blue and see my Mii dance!:D

  • Stephen Baxendale

    Does being able to see Yeahs in game mean it will send notifications onto the screen?

  • Jeffery02

    I love how it seems that MiiVerse can get updated without ever downloading anything. For a feature that seemed more like a gimmick, it is really taking off. One day I’ll be on that more than FaceBook. I just need my friends to finally, and inevitably, get a Wii U themselves.

  • HardToTheCore93

    Do you think if I made a sub-committee and called it “Wii U achievements” and I got a lot of support from Wii U gamers, Nintendo would make an achievement system?

  • Joseph Parsons

    i wood like to see a party chat on wii u y so i not have to us shit ass Skype any one wood like to see that hit the like

  • Michael

    what about 3DS and Wii U video chat?

  • Rinslowe

    Excellent… 😉

  • Mizzah Tee

    It would be nice to get folders because my downloads and apps. Pages are starting to fil up 😀

  • Kaidyn


  • Edward Thorpe

    I hope they will make communities for 3DS games when the 3DS MiiVerse comes out.

  • Wiiluigi

    I like all the advancements. The sub communities could be either a hit or a miss depending on how people use this option. Lets hope people don’t abuse it. Otherwise there will be a whole lotta posts flooding miiverse, I mean look at it now.

  • Mark Thom


  • erm tournaments!!!! helloooooo tekken tag here we come
    now to just allow cross game chat and some trophy based system and the game is gonna change!

  • fireheartis1

    I can’t wait for the sub communities. I’ve always though it would be cool to have a separate community to talk about Wii games and other older games on Wii U. There’s many great games on the Wii that some people don’t even know about including me. It would be nice to have a community like that to keep up with older Wii games to try out. Miiverse is so awesome and it’s getting even better. Man I can’t wait to see how this works out..

  • BL4CKSH33P

    Soooo, the Nintendo doom stories are done? we get good news now? cool!!! (IGN is still working hard at it i wouldn’t doubt most of that stuff being made up) those features sound awesome!!

  • i just like this hosting tournaments, but what is the new feature for adult games?

  • Zero

    Hopefully user made communities will be like Mario Kart 7, were you need to input their respective community codes. That way, miiverse won’t be flooded by unnecessary communities. It would be fun, because you could make like a chatroom with all your friends, or “other” communities such as “Future Releases” or “Troubleshooting”.

  • Oh wow, I just thought of F-Zero tournaments.

  • Fuzunga

    I just want the ability to replay to comments in threads.

  • Chompy

    System Wide Acheivement board would be nice.

    • Why? Seriously what do Achievements do for you?

  • mikes1025

    they had me when they said you can launch into levels in a game specified from miiverse posts.

  • Ford Crews

    This damn thing needs to support wireless blue tooth head sets, and text to speech, so you could hit a button, say a comment, verify it got it right, and post it without disrupting your game play.