On Wednesday evening, November 9, 2016, Nintendo released the big new update for their very first smartphone app, Miitomo, Version 2.0.1. The very large update was downloadable around 9pm ET around the same time the servers were being maintenanced, so some users may have experienced some delays in gaming access, but it is definitely available now.
The new update has 5 all-new features, plus more, so check them out below:
1. Send messages to other Mii characters!
You will now be able to exchange direct messages with your friends using Miis as messengers. You will also be able to set the expression of the Mii you send.
2. Customize your room with floor and wallpaper options you can get by playing Miitomo Drop!
That’s not all! You’ll also be able to create posters from images saved on your device, and hang them on your walls. Note: You will have to purchase poster spots to use this feature.
3. Show off your outfits on Style Central!
Share your outfits with the world, and give hearts to your favorites. You will also be able to try on and get the outfits you like best!
4. Read answers from all over the world on Answer Central!
Answer the featured question, or read other people’s answers. You will also be able to give hearts and post comments on answers.
5. Create Sidekick Mii characters!
Do you have a favorite celebrity or video game character? Why not recreate them as a Sidekick Mii? They’ll even get their own room. You’ll also be able to send messages to your friends and post to Style Central using your Sidekick Miis.
Miitomo 2.0 is even easier to use:
• An easy-to-read answer timeline
A new timeline feature allows you to see your friends’ latest answers without the need to speak to other Mii characters. You will also be able to see your friends’ customized rooms.
• Reduced app size
By changing the way the app saves data, the app now takes up less space on your device.
As you can see, there are a lot of new features to bring many people back to the app for extended fun. I know there were a lot of people who started out playing with the app but for their own reasons dwindled away from it, but these new features are very interesting and easily could reinvigorate a good number of old users, and maybe even bring in a lot more along the way. All of this, while continuing to extend the Nintendo ecosystem to bring more smiles to the faces of the people they come in contact with. Check it out if you haven’t already, and let me know how you like the changes. And if you have never tried Miitomo, let me know how you enjoy it.
As always, gaming is meant to be fun, so keep gaming!!