Nintendo needs its Miiverse app now

When the Wii U launched, I would never have guessed that its most compelling and 'sticky' feature would be the Miiverse. Nintendo launch a social network? Crazy.

And yet I find myself turning in the Wii U Ganepad just to check it. Did I get any friend requests? Are there any comments on my posts? Cool new drawings? It's strangely addicting, and unlike others have reported, I have yet to see anything rude. I haven't run afoul of the moderators with anything I've posted so far.

Nintendo has announced plans to bring the Miiverse to mobile devices and computers, but hasn't given any indication when those will come out. With a Nintendo Direct scheduled for tomorrow, now is the perfect opportunity for Nintendo to announce their Miiverse app.

Nintendo could really capitalize on the popularity of the Miiverse with a mobile app. Imagine being able to make posts, 'Yeah' them, or even leave drawings while you're using your smartphone.

I'm sure Nintendo has other plans for tomorrow, but I would be very pleased to see something for Miiverse mentioned.

Posted on December 4, 2012 .