Nintendo has been touting its new Wii U strategy. Many had questioned how connected and ‘online’ will the gaming experience be with Wii U. Now, the company has dished out a detail of many online features for the users in the form of a pre-E3 presentation.
During the demo, it is being shown that a user, why playing a game on Wii U, changed his mood and goes to a forum, posting that he needs some help with the game. One of his friends reads his comment on his smartphone. Moreover, as soon as he has finished posting the comment, the gamer goes back to playing the game right at the place where he left it at.
Cut to another scene and we are shown that the gamer invites another member at the forum for a video chat so that he can seek advice about the game. For long, Nintendo has rather stuck to a closed-communication philosophy, allowing users to interact with other friends through the ‘Mii Friend Code’ for the Wii.
In Nintendo’s upcoming releases, the Mii set is also expected to be updated with more options and features. When using Wii U, you are able to meet a whole lot of Mii characters including family, friends and gamers from the same region. Moreover, developers will also be able to access to a part of Miiverse API.
By accessing the Miiverse API, developers will be able to add their own elements to the games. Nintendo, in the words of its CEO, is looking to connect players through somewhat of a ‘social window’, connecting one living room to another.
Source: The Verge