Reminder: Take all your data out of Miiverse before it gets ousted
Nintendo is retiring Miiverse after November 7, according to the Nintendo Support website (EN). Miiverse was a social network on the Nintendo Wii U and the Nintendo 3DS that allowed users to share messages, drawings, and even screenshots with each other in communities centered on different games. Some of the messages and drawings were even incorporated in games, such as Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U and 3DS, the first Splatoon game (which lives on another form of Splatoon 2), and Xenoblade Chronicles X.
Miiverse has been around between late 2012 and late 2013. Back on May 20th, 2014, Nintendo discontinued Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection service for the Nintendo Wii and the Nintendo DS. This ended services including online play, matchmaking, and leaderboards for games like Mario Kart DS, Pokémon Black and White, Animal Crossing: City Folk, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, and many more.
Here’s the announcement (in part) from the Miiverse website:
On November 7th, 10:00 pm Pacific Time, we will permanently close the Miiverse service. We thank you very much for your amazing support. It has been a great privilege for me to serve as your Miiverse guide, and to see people who enjoy similar gaming experiences connect with empathy.
After the service ends, you will no longer be able to access Miiverse via the Wii U, 3DS, your computer’s browser, or your smart devices. Miiverse posts will be no longer available in the Wara Wara Plaza on the Wii U once you log in. Users will have at least two months to download their data from their Miiverse by going to this page and connecting their Nintendo Network ID to their Nintendo Account before the service gets ousted.