Miiverse is a gaming social network created by Nintendo and launched with the Wii U in December 2012. At first it was only compatible with the Wii U, but over the course of the next year, Nintendo 3DS and web browser versions were created. Miiverse is split into communities for each game released for the Wii U and Nintendo 3DS, along with one Special Community for a series not yet represented on the Wii U: The Legend of Zelda Series Community, and formerly the Animal Crossing Series Community, Super Smash Bros. Series Community and The Year of Luigi Community. A Nintendo Network ID is needed to access Miiverse, which can only be created on a Wii U or system in the Nintendo 3DS family.
On August 29th, 2017, it was announced that all Miiverse services will be discontinued effective November 7th, 2017 at 10:00 PM PM PST. Users can request an archive of their posts to be emailed to them.