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Access Miiverse On Your Smartphone And PC By The End Of May

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During a talk at the Game Developers Conference today, Miiverse producer Kiyoshi Mizuki said Nintendo's popular social network application would be accessible on smartphones and PCs between April and May.

A 3DS version is currently in development and will arrive sometime in the future, though a release date is unknown at this point. Certain 3DS games and apps won't be compatible with the Miiverse when it arrives on the handheld, however.

The Miiverse app will provide basic functionality such as posting comments and drawing images. Interacting with the various communities will also be featured.

Nintendo is currently taking requests from game developers for what they would like to see in relation to the updated Miiverse API.

Are you looking forward to accessing Miiverse on the go? What else would you like to see added to the application? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.

[via polygon.com, gonintendo.com]

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User Comments (46)

Pikminboy

#1

Pikminboy said:

For me, this I wont use because I prefer Miiverse at home but this feature will definitely please some people

Bigmac1910

#4

Bigmac1910 said:

Seems like a waste of money, I'm not using PS Home and will probably not use this either.

SteveSnowmn

#5

SteveSnowmn said:

As long as its free I'll be all over the iOS app. My one concern is that anyone will be able to access Miiverse and there will be a huge influx of trolls....oh well. It'd be nice if you had to have a NNiD to post.

Melkaticox

#7

Melkaticox said:

@SteveSnowmn Says who? Do you really think people without Wii Us (and well, Nintendo IDs) will be able to access it? Don't think so.
And even if they do, Nintendo will fix that problem after a few weeks of complaints.

Great news, this probably means the Nintendo ID won't be linked to the console anymore...

WiiLovePeace

#8

WiiLovePeace said:

Awesome! I don't use Miiverse that much but it'll definitely be good to check the latest awesome drawings from the really amazing artists I've found so far wherever I am.

FineLerv

#9

FineLerv said:

Very, very cool. The MiiVerse is one of the reasons I'm so into the WiiU.

hcfwesker

#10

hcfwesker said:

As long as Miiverse is only limited to WiiU and 3DS owners ( when that comes out) then this shouldn't be a problem. Of course, whats to stop a "friend" from letting some Nintendo Hater create an NNID on their system then logging into it on their phone to troll? For that matter anyone with a friend that as a WiiU will be able to create accounts and access Miiverse at anytime. Look out for more 'yeah beggars' ... the bane of Miiverse, imo

eviLaTtenDant

#11

eviLaTtenDant said:

I hope it will work for as many 3DS games as possible.
And Miiverse could really a function to answer - beyond just saying 'yeah'.

shake_zula

#12

shake_zula said:

I'd like an option to have a 'favourites' gallery for my own posts, on my profile. I'd use it for screenshots but artists could use it to showcase their best drawings.

snoox

#13

snoox said:

I'm pretty sure I remember Iwata(?) saying u hafta have a Wii U ID to access thru app

I hope ppl can't draw thru the PC, it wud prolly be amazing but it wud kill the charm of the hand-drawn gamepad art

phoenixology

#14

phoenixology said:

I'd like to see Twitter and Facebook integration to Miiverse.

Nintendo have said on many occasions that social networking has helped boost awareness of their games so if I were to create a post or drawing in Miiverse and it would also optionally posted to my Facebook friends it would gain awareness of Miiverse features.

If Miiverse IS coming to PC/smartphones then this would be perfect as Miiverse content can easily be hyperlinked to from the social network webpage you posted to.

Drobotic

#15

Drobotic said:

I hope you can make a Miiverse account from the website and chat from there,so I could show my friends how cool it is.

edhe

#18

edhe said:

Sometimes (before Monster Hunter, at least), I would turn my Wii U on just so I could browse Miiverse.

Having it on my iPod would be ideal. Having it on my 3DS (with support for certain games) would be even better.

PvtOttobot

#19

PvtOttobot said:

Lol, look at these four idiots glued to their phones, I'll just snap a quick pic with my... oh

lebad

#20

lebad said:

An evolution is to be prompted by Friends when sending us a message (also during a play session)

SkywardLink98

#21

SkywardLink98 said:

I'm kinda surprised it didn't hit 3DS first >.< You would think Nintendo's own device would take precedence.

rjejr

#23

rjejr said:

I hope they include "Tablets". At least once a week I go into the Google Play store and the app I'm looking for isn't compatible with my Samsung tablet running JB. It's one thing for apps to only be on iOS and not Android, but it's getting freakin' annoying to always find what I'm looking for but not have it work.

LordessMeep

#24

LordessMeep said:

I thought that the 3DS was next in line for the MiiVerse. :o

I probably won't use it much on my smartphone but the PC version has me intrigued.

CrazyOtto

#25

CrazyOtto said:

I guess Nintendo wants to get the community boards for all the 3DS games set up before they start up the 3DS version.

FernandoMachado

#27

FernandoMachado said:

and I hope this means that NNIDs are coming to the 3DS too! :)
(in a way you can create a NNID account directly on 3DS without having to own a Wii U)

Zellybeanie

#30

Zellybeanie said:

Sooner than I expected. This is awesome. I love Miiverse, and I'd love to have access to it from my iPhone, while my boyfriend plays whatever he wants to on Wii U.

WanderingPB

#32

WanderingPB said:

Absolutely cant wait but while they're at it why not also work on having the messages in real time?

Haxonberik

#33

Haxonberik said:

The mobile app will be perfect since my house's internet is so weak it only works like once a week with my Wii U.

LittleIrves

#35

LittleIrves said:

@HeatBombastic But that's the point @snoox is making.... illustrators with a PC will have less limits & a greater tool set, which might produce a beautiful picture but without the raw charm and creativity often on display on Miiverse. I fully agree. Hope the browser-based app is more of a gallery. Seems like you'd want to keep some of the Miiverse functionality unique to owning a Wii U, so you feel compelled to buy one and not just open your free iPhone app, right?

Dpullam

#36

Dpullam said:

If I had a smartphone I most certainly would be making use of this. I can imagine just sitting in the park messing with MiiVerse whenever I get the free time. I'm just hoping it doesn't take an incredibly long time for the MiiVerse to come to the 3DS as well.

FluttershyGuy

#40

FluttershyGuy said:

In the near future, everyone will have an ever-growing knot on top of their head. Not because it's a tumor or some anomaly, but rather from repeatedly ramming each other head-to-head, whilst looking down at their smart phone. This article's picture is proof of our upcoming unicorn-like "evolution."

Musharna

#41

Musharna said:

this would be good as long as it supports my friends phone, both the Pokemon TV application and the chrome for android don't work on his phone because their not supported or his device is too old. There is a chance it won't be supported here too.

EarthboundBenjy

#43

EarthboundBenjy said:

If the iPhone version allows us to use the phone's kana keyboard, I will be happy. I don't know why they give us access to the Japanese Miiverse if we can't even friggin' type in Japanese using a PAL WII U. That made me so annoyed.

Sean_Aaron

#45

Sean_Aaron said:

Very much looking forward to Miiverse on my iOS devices - I'll likely use it more than Facebook - assuming they up the 100-character limit to 150!

Ambassador_Kong

#46

Ambassador_Kong said:

Hmmm, I don't personally see any use for this, but I am sure someone will want to do this. I'm just hoping that you will actually need to own a Wii to use it. I like MiiVerse so I don't want it to become home of trolls.

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