Next week, Nintendo will permanently shut down Miiverse, its very own social media for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS users (make sure to check out this post for more details). We already knew that Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Nintendo 3DS were two of the games impacted, but today, Nintendo posted a notice further detailing which features would be impacted.
In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, only one feature will be impacted:
- sharing screenshots via Miiverse
Nintendo specifies that sharing pictures with friends will still be possible (via Image Share) even after Miiverse has closed down.
In Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, more features will be impacted:
- sharing screenshots taken during gameplay (including sharing via Miiverse, and with friends)
- sharing of stages created in Stage Builder (including sharing with friends)
- uploading replay videos to YouTube
- creation of Normal Tourneys.
Since Nintendo previously discontinued Regular Tourneys (official tournaments held by Nintendo), the Tourney Mode feature will be shut down altogether when Miiverse goes down. After all, no one will be able to create any tourneys, and it doesn’t look like Nintendo is planning to release a “post-Miiverse” update like they are for Super Mario Maker on Wii U.
Finally, Nintendo specifies that the Miiverse stage will remain playable in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U even after Miiverse has been discontinued, but obviously, no messages will be displayed during battles, and you will not be able to post anything at the end either.
A quick reminder: Miiverse will be shut down next week, on November 8th.