Nintendo held a special presentation ahead of its full-fledged press conference later today during E3 2012, in which it confirmed that its upcoming Wii U home console will have a special online social network called the Miiverse.
Nintendo’s previous consoles, like the Wii, the DS or even the 3DS, haven’t exactly been open to online interaction between players.
With the Wii U, Nintendo wants to change this and has presented the special Miiverse network that will connect all owners of the console and can be accessed through any internet-enabled device.
In the presentation video above, the basic aspects of the Miiverse are explained, as users can post questions and messages on public groups by using the touchscreen-enabled text chat option or by writing their messages by hand.
Messages can be browsed through an interface reminiscent of Twitter from all sorts of devices, not just the Wii U, including smartphones, PCs, or even the 3DS, according to Nintendo.
The Miiverse also has support for a video chat system, which makes use of the built-in camera on the Wii U GamePad controller.
Check out the presentation video of the Nintendo Wii U’s Miiverse social network above, via GoNintendo