Miiverse, the social networking service introduced with the Wii U in 2012, will shut down in November, Nintendo announced today.
The service closes Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 1 a.m. ET. The news comes about a month after dataminers discovered text within a system update that pointed to the conclusion of Miiverse. Its fans have been mourning it in advance of today’s announcement.
Miiverse is the social space that greets Wii U owners when they boot up the console (provided it is connected to the Internet). It is meant for users to connect through the games they both play.
Miiverse at its best was a source of richly detailed, user-created images and hilarious posts in the vein of Weird Twitter. The Twitter account BadMiiversePosts was created four months after Miiverse’s launch to celebrate the worst (really best) of it, accruing a nice 69,000 followers since.
This guy buys every game and then comments on how good the water looks in it. pic.twitter.com/GuGx61jCU2— BadMiiversePosts (@BadMiiversePost) May 22, 2014
Miiverse was made available for the Nintendo 3DS in December 2013, and a web version of Miiverse followed in April 2014. Through that web portal, users will be able to save the content they created before Miiverse is taken offline. This announcement has more on how to do so.