Earlier this year in a Nintendo Direct, we learned that Nintendo had plans to unite the 3DS and the Wii U under the banner of the Miiverse, while bringing the expansive social network to mobile platforms as well. During a presentation at GDC, Kiyoshi Mizuki stated that the mobile and browser app for the Miiverse should be available in May.
This app will allow users to post comments, draw, and interact with all your communities when you’re away from the Wii U. In regards to the Wii U version of the 3DS, Mizuki re-iterated that Nintendo still has plans for a Miiverse app for the device but did not give a specific release date.
Getting the Miiverse onto smartphones could be part of Nintendo’s strategy to broaden marketing and public knowledge about many features of the Wii U, since many people already have smartphones. What do you think?
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