Goodnight, sweet awkward prince of the modern age. Nintendo has announced that it’s shutting down Miiverse, along with some other online features, on November 8, 2017.
The other online features getting the boot are Nintendo TVii and Wii U Chat. They’ll be missed… by someone, I’m sure.
Miiverse was a wonderful home for unique content on both the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. This social network connected to games and let players chat with one another. It also led to some truly incredible artwork that wound up populating games like Mario Kart 8 and Splatoon at a constant clip.
Miiverse was easily Nintendo’s most unique and greatest offering with the Wii U, though it suffered from the Wii U’s problematic reputation and Nintendo’s choice to cut it out of the Nintendo Switch’s design. If the Miiverse was on the Switch, that’d be pretty cool.
Alas, it’s not meant to be.
Interestingly, the Japanese Nintendo site has a look at what games like New Super Mario Bros. U will look like without the Miiverse posts. Seems so desolate.