With Nintendo opting to go its own way with its E3 messaging this year, moving away from a live conference in favour of a special Nintendo Direct broadcast and other promised snippets of footage and news, it's naturally taken to its bespoke social network on Wii U to spread the word further.

Announcements have appeared (from good old Marty in the EU's case) to confirm two new Miiverse communities for the fun and games in LA next week. First up is [email protected] 2013 Community, top of the list under Specials in the Communities area, which is a gathering place for gamers to post about all things E3; it's already accumulated over 7000 members. Second up, if you select "Other communities" next to that one you'll find the Backstage equivalent, limited to official posts from Nintendo with news and updates from the show; the posts will be in English only.

So, this is an extra platform for Wii U owners to gather and enjoy the pre-E3 hype before it all kicks off on 11th June. Don't forget that you can use your Nintendo Network ID to post on the browser-based Miiverse — miiverse.nintendo.net — so you won't need to be on your Wii U to join in.