Back in July, we reported on a Wii U system update message which confirmed that Nintendo's quirky social network Miiverse would be coming to an end in the foreseeable future. Of course, the writing was on the wall the moment it was confirmed that Miiverse would not integrated into the Nintendo Switch launch.
Now it's been confirmed that the plug will be pulled on Miiverse on Wednesday 8th November at 3pm (Japan time) in an official post on Nintendo's Japanese support site. Here's a bit more detail on the closure from a typically quirky Google translation:
We are pleased to announce the launch of "Miiverse (Miverse)", a service that connects customers all over the world through games, launched on Wii U on December 8, 2012, on November 8, 2017 (Wednesday) I will end with it.
"Miiverse" service end date and time
Wednesday, November 8, 2017 15:00 (Japan time)
I am sorry for the customer who used it regularly, thank you kindly acknowledge it.
In addition, with the end of the service, you can download the service of your own post (* 1) you can download to "Miiverse"
We will offer for a limited time at the web version "Miiverse". Details will be announced within "Miiverse".
Thank you very much for your patronage over the long term.
Nintendo of America has since posted an FAQ regarding the Miiverse closure.
Will you miss Miiverse? Let us know what you think about Nintendo closing its quirky social network for Wii U and 3DS with a comment below, and don't forget to check out our favourite Miiverse posts.