Wii U menu

Say hello to the Wii U menu screen and Miiverse

Say hello to the Wii U menu. It kinda looks weird, doesn’t it? All those Miis are not random. Those Miis include your Mii, Miis on your Wii U, your friends’ Miis, and Miis in your country or region. This is the first thing you see when you power on your Wii U. All the Miis huddle around games they are playing at that very moment. For the most part, what you see on the TV is what you see on your Wii U GamePad.

In addition, “Miiverse” is almost like a social interaction service native for the Wii U. You can access the Miiverse directly from the Home button without having to exit the game. Through the Miiverse, you can message your friends, as well as chat with them through the front-facing camera on the Wii U GamePad. Even when games for the Wii U aren’t designed for online interaction, you can still connect with others through the Miiverse. Miiverse will be available at launch for the Wii U, but Nintendo hopes to expand the service through its 3DS, as well as through any computer and internet-capable mobile devices.