Also on Nintendo Direct, Nintendo unveiled the “Miiverse”. This will be the first thing you see when you turn on the Wii U.
It is basically the Wii U’s online & Social Network (apparently called Mii Wara Wara) and will be compatible will all the Wii U Games. The service will eventually be available on the 3DS and other mobile devices.
During the video, it was demonstrated being used during a game where the (admiteddly bad) actor was “stuck” on a game and posted a message saying that he was stuck on a game and then the help came flooding in.