One month, people...just one month! In North America, the Wii U is exactly one month from launch! This is it, gang...the final countdown. Hurry up and get here, November! See you in a few, short hours.
Nintendo is absolutely, positively great at keeping secrets. They can keep most of their big reveals under wraps without anyone knowing what is going on. Just look at two of their most recent surprise reveals. No one heard a single peep about Nintendo TVii and Bayonetta 2 prior to Nintendo's unveiling. I'm still amazed at how good of a job they do.
The thing is, sometimes that secretive nature comes back to bite them in the ass. It's great to learn about surprise products like those mentioned above, but sometimes Nintendo keeps things so quiet that we don't learn about them until we go hands-on with retail versions. Case in point, the online interactions of the Wii U, as well as Miiverse.
To this very day, Nintendo hasn't really explained much of Miiverse. We know, on a basic level, what the service does. We know how to interact with it and what to expect out of it. Besides that, we don't know much of anything else. When will we learn of the finer details like friend limits, how content is filtered, the friend-adding process and more?
Going hand-in-hand with that is the Wii U's online offerings as a whole. Nintendo keeps promising that their online offerings will be bigger and better than ever before. It's great to hear that, but it's nervewracking to think that the system comes out in one month, but we're yet to see how all of that stuff works. What does the Wii U eShop look like? How are we going to access it? What's the friend list setup like? When even third parties admit to being in the dark, you have to wonder what's going on behind the scenes.
What's our hope of learning more details on these topics before launch? I guess we can look towards another Nintendo Direct. I'm sure more are going to come, but will they give us those details? We can also cross our fingers for an Iwata Asks on the topics, since the recent features seem to go quite in-depth on a number of aspects. Let's hope that somehow, all this info is cleared up before launch day.
What Wii U information are you still waiting to find out? Any burning questions that you think should have been answered by now?