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WaraWara Plaza And Wii U Chat Details

By Kevin on Nov 07 2012 10:28 AM
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Shortly following this evening's Japanese Wii U Nintendo Direct, Nintendo of America uploaded a video to their YouTube channel that explains the Wii U's built-in features WaraWara Plaza and Wii U Chat. The video is hosted by Bill Trinen, North of America's very own Japanese translator.

WaraWara Plaza is the official name of where the Mii characters will gather and collaborate for the Wii U. It is the first thing that starts upon powering up the Wii U console. Mii WaraWara was the term used to describe the Wii U's Mii Plaza during the development stage because of how the Mii characters murmured and moved about. The name received positive feedback from fans, so Nintendo carried over WaraWara, meaning busy in Japanese.

Icons displayed in the WaraWara Plaza represent Wii U game titles. Miis that surround the game icons are those who are playing and talking about those games. Character comments are updated on a daily basis and delivered to your WaraWara Plaza.

The system's built-in video chat feature, Wii U Chat, allows up to two friends to partake in a video chat session. These video calls can take place between two registered friends anywhere in the world. With Wii U Chat, you also have the ability to share doodles with your friends by drawing on the Wii U GamePad with the stylus. If you're in the middle of playing a game, and receive a video call request from a friend, the GamePad's Home button will flash, notifying you that you have (or had) an incoming call.

Check out this video for full details.

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Comments: 4

This was a nice video to explain more on WaraWara Plaza (no I do not like the name). I also like the part on Wii U Chat which seems to be very simple to use.

I can't wait for more videos or an official North American Nintendo Direct.
Wara Wara!  Who liked that again?
I love the new name for the plaza. It sounds like wah-duh wah-duh, which is strikingly similar to:

OMG, thanks Nintendo!!!! This is going to be awesome!!!