Say Hello to the new Mii
On a previous article we had covered how Nintendo would be discontinuing its Miiverse service but keep their Mii avatars, and that these would come with a new assortment of customizations.
Now, thanks to Jason Mellish who posted some pictures on the Nintendo Switch Facebook group, we can see how Nintendo’s avatar mascot will take shape on Switch. This particular image was taken from the online portion when selecting tracks on Mario Kart 8 Deluxe.
When compared to the Mario Kart 8 Wii U game, there are some noticeable differences. No longer are the characters standing on top of a globe and instead inside what seems to be a race kart garage, but we can also appreciate the more detailed Miis.
A closer look shows us that they are no longer using the same body type, with circles for hands and feet, but instead show articulation on their hands and shoes.
It is nice to see the Mii character evolution since their first foray into videogame mainstream on Wii, but which had stayed stagnant until the launch of Nintendo’s first smartphone app, Miitomo. Now, we wonder if Nintendo will continue to feature its mascot in other games, especially considering a title like Tomodachi Life, which sold over 5 million copies worldwide.
Tomodachi Life 2 was once rumored to be coming to the Wii U, but that never came to fruition. It is still possible that Nintendo still has plans for Tomodachi Life 2 and that it could see a release on Switch, as this could certainly be one of those games that can drive console sales.
Would you want Nintendo to release a Tomodachi Life HD version with these detailed Mii characters? Or for them to move ahead with a sequel to the original Tomodachi Life?
Source: Jason Mellish Facebook Post