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Big Miiverse redesign coming 'this summer' for 3DS

Improved screenshot functionality, Play Journal, more

Big Miiverse redesign coming 'this summer' for 3DS
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Nintendo has unveiled a big new update for Miiverse on 3DS and Wii U, coming "Summer 2015".

Perhaps the biggest change comes in the form of improved screenshot functionality. You can now hold a private folder of images, safe from the peering eyes of other Miiverse users.

Previously the only way to take screenshots on 3DS was to post them to the Community of whichever game you were playing.

It remains to be seen whether this will allow you to take screenshots of games whose Communities don't allow screenshot uploads, like the Pokémon games.

Also bear in mind that this new folder can only hold upto 100 images, so you'll have use it sparingly.

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Next up, you can now write notes, like tips or thoughts about a game or interesting events that you experience, in the new Play Journal.

Just open Miiverse during gameplay and you can write what you like about a game in your diary. Play Journal entries also automatically include a screenshot when playing games that support image capturing.

The Play Journal replaces the activity feed, which will be removed with this update, and entries are viewable by everyone in that game's Community.

Talking of which, game Communities are now broken down into three sections.

There's the aforementioned Play Journal entries, then there's Drawings, where you can see other's artwork about the game in question.

Finally there's Discussions, where you can join in or start conversations about the games you're playing.

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Lastly, the limit on how often you can post to Miiverse is now less strict, at 30 posts or comments per day (not including in-game posts).

No firm release date for the update has been announced as yet, but we'll keep you posted if we hear more.