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Check Mii Out Channel to hit on Sunday

Posted by Marcel van Duyn

Get ready to make some more free space this coming Sunday, because a new Channel will hit the Wii Shop in America (Possibly also other regions, unknown for now though). It's the Check Mii Out Channel, which was announced a few months ago.

Despite it coming so soon, there are still no official videos or screenshots yet. There are however a few videos on YouTube, made at Nintendo conferences.

Nintendo has sent out a press release concerning the channel which can be found below:

NINTENDO SAYS 'CHECK MII OUT' WITH CREATIVE NEW CHANNEL FOR WII

Free Interactive Channel Lets Users View, Vote for the Best Mii Creations

REDMOND, Wash., Nov. 8, 2007 - It's no secret that fans of Nintendo's Wii system love their Mii characters - those adorably cartoonish caricatures of friends and family members that can be used in games like Wii Sports. Some of the more artistic fans have even taken it upon themselves to make Miis of celebrities, politicians and fictional characters. Nintendo supports consumers' creative spirit with the Nov. 11 evening launch of the Check Mii Out Channel. This free new channel can be downloaded from the WiiWare section of the Wii Shop Channel by people who have their Wii systems connected to the Internet.

"The Check Mii Out Channel lets people show off their Mii creations and vote on those created by others," says George Harrison, Nintendo of America's senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications. "It's yet another way that we're building fun, interactive communities of Wii owners without charging them extra for the privilege."

In the Posting Plaza, users can submit, exchange or just browse Miis posted by others in their region or worldwide. The channel offers the ability to look at a random selection of 1,000 Miis or to see just the current or all-time favorites. Players have a variety of ways to search for specific Miis, including by the name of its creator or by a number specific to each Mii. Once users have found that "special Mii," they can even tag their favorites or import them to their own Wii systems.

The contest section of the Check Mii Out Channel challenges users to submit Mii creations to represent a specific person, character or theme. These could include historical figures (Abraham Lincoln or Vincent Van Gogh), fictional characters (the Tooth Fairy or the New Year's Baby) or descriptive themes ("the biggest bully ever" or "the overbearing boss"). Users can then vote on Miis submitted by others to determine the Mii that best fits the challenge. Each contest will generally last two weeks: one for creating and submitting Miis, and the second week for people to vote on the results.

The Check Mii Out Channel is the latest addition to other fun, interactive informational channels, such as the News Channel, Everybody Votes Channel and Forecast Channel. Remember that Wii features parental controls that let adults manage the content their children can access. For more information about this and other Wii features, visit Wii.com.

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User Comments (46)

RoninDennis

#1

RoninDennis said:

Are you sure it's all regions? I only found references to North America, the European Wii.com doesn't have any information.

__tank2tank

#3

tank2tank said:

To be honest, I'm not very interested. Ah well, the more channels the better eh? ... Until my Wii's memory gets filled up with VC games, then I might delete this.

Mendez

#6

Mendez said:

Sounds pretty naff... I suppose I'll get it out of curiosity anyway.

__nathan

#10

nathan said:

yeh it sounds like its gonna be like the every one votes channel good to start with then realy boring

Don

#14

Don said:

Since Nintendo refuses to release a hard drive for the Wii, I refuse to delete my VC games to make room to download this channel. So until Nintendo releases the much needed hard drive, I won't be downloading this.

Rossi

#15

Rossi said:

Its sunday in europe and its not on the shopping channel? Is this just me does anyone else have any information!

Bensei

#16

Bensei said:

Released in any region is completely wrong, since only US gets it today, we'll probably get it when the shop channel is usually updated, on Friday

DrakeStaff

#17

Drake said:

ALL previous channels except the Metroid Prime 3 Preview Channel (For obvious reasons) were released on the same day everywhere. The day isn't even over yet!

RGVEDA

#19

RGVEDA said:

News from the german site www.wiiinsider.de

Ab Morgen wird der neue Check Mii Out Kanal in den USA zur Verfügung stehen. Doch der Rest der Welt wird sich wohl noch in Geduld üben müssen.

Bisher ist davon ausgegangen worden, dass der neue Kanal wie bisher üblich weltweit gleichzeitig veröffentlicht wird. Nintendo UK bestätigte gegenüber CVG nun aber, dass der Kanal in Europa erst zu einem noch unbestimmtem Zeitpunkt zur Verfügung stehen wird.

It means, that the Channel won´t be release this Sunday in Europe.

RGVEDA

__"L"

#21

"L" said:

well thats a bit stupid imo, that UK doesn't get it today, well i'm hoping somehow it gets put up in the next few hours maybe...

DrakeStaff

#22

Drake said:

Edited the text slightly. I really don't believe it'll be that long a wait though.

__R.

#23

R. said:

Do we have a time when it is going to come out? Because still nothing.

DrakeStaff

#24

Drake said:

There's now some reports coming in that Australia and Japan have it. Not confirmed though.

Tides_of_Chaos

#27

Tides_of_Chaos said:

Does America have it yet? I checked the Wii shope channel about an hour ago and there wasn't anything there.

__Fang

#29

Fang said:

I just got a msg/mail on the Wii at 02.50 CET (that's about 3am :P) saying the channel was available for download... So I now have it :)

Looks quite decent, I'll explore it further in the morning when I am more awake again though...

__Fang

#30

Fang said:

Technically this is monday for the release for me then, but that's just picky details imo...

__Matt

#31

Matt said:

Check Mii Out is here! Update your Wiis and check out the shop channel!

Cooldued59

#34

Cooldued59 said:

CHECK MII OUT IS Here and it's great! You can upload and post miis that you like in the 'post' section. AND IN THE CONTEST SECTION, people can make a mii with mario without his cap (capless mario)! In Contest section, there are 3 categories, Judge, contest and Something else (i forget it) and only contest is availabe right now.

The info is not 100% because I was only on it for 10 minutes and oh yea, you need to update the wii(NINTENDO WILL email you) and the Channel is free!

__Symposium

#35

Symposium said:

Well the nintendo europe website has a news item about the new channel. They say it's launching across Europe today (Monday).

MorikaWeb

#38

MorikaWeb said:

I have a weird bug with it. I have about 6 mii's on the wii but when I go to this channel it says I have none.

neuzd

#39

neuzd said:

Aaaagh, I forgot about it!
I got tons of freaky Mii that want to invade your nightmares.

__Birr

#40

Birr said:

This is so lame. Finally a channle that might be worse than the Everybody Votes Channel...no, it doens't get worse than that. They should spend their time lowering prices on the VC games and developing one decent game for the Wii.

__Kyrax

#42

Kyrax said:

I really like that channel.. browsing through all the Miis and trying to guess who / what they represent is actually quite fun ! Some people are extremely creative.

__BJDJ

#44

BJDJ said:

Good news everyone Europe finally has the Mii Contest Channel. It was available yesterday and so far on the channel the latest contest is to create Mario as a Mii except without his cap.

DrakeStaff

#45

Drake said:

It's been available since Monday! Check out the US Releases news post.

ouenben

#46

ouenben said:

"This is so lame. Finally a channle that might be worse than the Everybody Votes Channel...no, it doens't get worse than that. They should spend their time lowering prices on the VC games and developing one decent game for the Wii." Comment by Birr
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Okay so Metroid prime 3, mario strikers charged, super mario galaxy, super paper mario, Zelda twilight princess. I think they all classify as publicly decent (In the sense that the majority of us see them as decent, inc reviews)

Also VC prices are fair, it's not like Nintendo are forcing you to buy them, nor are they stopping you from getting the original consoles and games themselves.

And lastly while you may not like the new check Mii out channel, everywhere I've checked (various forums/news sites) have all said nothing but positive things about it and I gotta agree. It's free, its fun and it's community driven, if you don't like it. Don't download it.
Simple :)

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