Miiverse

Sakurai teases two new game modes for Smash Bros. Wii U

In his daily Miiverse updates, Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai posted an image of two new game modes for the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. Upon further inspection, the two modes are single-player options, but the titles are blurred out only showing Master and Crazy with Master Hand in each section. Sakurai only stated in his Miiverse post, “Now, what mode is this…?!” T...

SSB Pic of the Day reveals new Villager alternatives, including female Villager

Masahiro Sakurai, director of the Super Smash Bros. games headed for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, has announced, via Miiverse, the option to play as different versions of the Villager (Animal Crossing series), which include at least two female iterations. This doesn’t change the Villager’s moveset, of course, but it is nice to see character variations that amount to more than a simple palet...

More details on the Prism Tower stage in Smash Bros. 3DS

Similar to the in-depth pics we were treated to for the Super Mario 3D Land stage in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS, director Masahiro Sakurai has given us a tour of the Prism Tower stage for the same game via Miiverse. The stage will allow players to climb the iconic Prism Tower from Pokemon X and Y using moving platforms. Check it out for yourself at this link or by clicking past the jump break below...

Four Smash Bros. pics of the day showcase Super Mario 3D Land stage

As a bonus, Smash Bros. director Masahiro Sakurai has posted not one, not two, not even three pics of the day, but four. The screenshots essentially take fans on a tour of the 3DS exclusive stage “Super Mario 3D Land” (I know, great name, huh?). The new level will feature the familiar side-scrolling format we saw in Brawl’s “Mushroomy Kingdom.” Take a look at the scre...

Lucario returns to the Smash Bros. roster for Wii U/3DS

4th gen Pokemon Lucario is returning to the Smash Bros. series for Wii U/3DS. Lucario debuted in Brawl, alongside fellow Pokemon Jigglypuff and Pikachu (and Squirtle, Ivysaur, and Charizard if you care to know). From Sakurai’s Miiverse post on Lucario’s announcement: “We’ve increased the influence of Aura this time, so a damaged Lucario is truly a force to be reckoned with....

Miiverse 3DS Update Now Available

Miiverse is now available on the 3DS through a firmware update. You can either link your pre-existing Nintendo Network ID up to your 3DS or create a new one. Accessing the Miiverse community is easy as the icon is found at the top bar in the Home menu. With the newest update, 3DS and Wii U eShop wallets are now shared. The update does a decent job of explaining account unification works, credit ca...

Update – Miiverse update coming this week?

Update – The 3DS Miiverse system update is now live. A tweet from a Nintendo Force writer has surfaced claiming that a scheduled maintenance day for the 3DS could be coming as early as today. Early last November, Nintendo had announced that the Miiverse and unified eShop accounts would be a part of the update to the Nintendo 3DS. However, as more information trickled in, it was later reveale...

Nintendo issues new Holiday infographic for would-be Wii U buyers

Nintendo is doing their best to make sure that holiday shoppers this year do not turn a deaf ear to the Wii U. In an interesting move, Nintendo has issued a new infographic detailing why you should own a Wii U this holiday season. The infographic, highlighted first by the New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U Wii bundle, shows various reasons why the Wii U would be a logical choice over it...

No Friend Requests or Private Messages for 3DS Miiverse

Last Wednesday, it was announced via a 3DS-centric Nintendo Direct that the Miiverse and unified eShop balances would be coming to the Nintendo 3DS early in December. All the pieces seemed to be in place for the company to lead the way to the much-demanded unified Nintendo Network account system. However, one NeoGAF user noticed a lack of messaging icons in the screenshots of the beta version of M...

Nintendo Network IDs and Miiverse finally coming to the 3DS

3DS and Wii U owners received some positive news this morning during Nintendo’s 3DS-centric Nintendo Direct. The company announced today that Wii U owners with a Nintendo Network ID will be able to share their eShop account balances between Nintendo’s latest home console and the the Nintendo 3DS. So, any funds that you add to your Wii U or 3DS eShop account will be combined, no matter ...

Wii U System Update

So with all of the attention that surrounded the Nintendo Direct on Tuesday, a system update for the Wii U stealthily downloaded to many consoles on Monday to surprise many gamers.  I should add, it will only update automatically (or stealthily if you prefer) if the user gives the system permission to do so.  After the installation is complete, there are a few new features that are easily visible....

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