Nintendo is killing off the Miiverse

Matt Sayer 30 August 2017 NEWS


Say goodbye to some of the best Nintendo fan artwork the world has seen.

Nintendo has today announced that it's killing off its Miiverse social platform this November.

Introduced with the Wii U, the Miiverse functioned like a mini Facebook for Wii U and eventually 3DS games, allowing users to share messages, screenshots and some truly amazing drawings with other players.

When the Nintendo Switch launched without Miiverse support, many people (ourselves included) were disappointed and had hoped that the platform would make its way to the system in the future. Demand was so high, in fact, that Splatoon 2 even incorporated its own fake Miiverse into its Inkopolis lobby. Sadly, Nintendo has once again decided to do things its own way, and come 7 November, you'll no longer be able to make or even view Miiverse posts on Wii U, 3DS or the Miiverse website.

If you're one of the brilliant artists who chronicled your Nintendo adventures on the Miiverse, you'll want to visit the Miiverse website and click on 'Information on Downloading your Post History' to request a backup of all your Miiverse posts.

Nintendo isn't the only company killing things off recently, as Microsoft has announced its no longer manufacturing the original Xbox One.

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