Nintendo have launched its online gaming social network Miiverse on PC based web browsers and mobile phones, allowing fans to connect to the service while being away from their console.
Owners of the Wii U system who have connected to Nintendo Network and established a Nintendo Network ID can access Miiverse from any web browser going forward at Miiverse.Nintendo.net/
Accessing the website allows players to use most the features avalible to them via the Miiverse application on Wii U such as posting replies and browsing communities. There are some exceptions, though. The following features are not currently avalible in the Browser version;
- Making new posts in a community
- Handwritten posts and comments
- Sending and receiving messages
- Sending and receiving friend requests
- Following/Unfollowing users
- Editing profiles
The terms of Miiverse still stand, too. This means you are unable to post any information that may allow you to be identified by others or post any links to websites, etc.
Nintendo also plan to develop a dedicated application for smartphones, to be distributed on Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store. That feature is expected to launch in the coming months.
The company are also expected to release a firmware update for the Wii U console tonight that improves performance, adds new features and enables users to purchase Virtual Console titles from eShop.