At last, some good news. The Wii U looks set to dispense with Nintendo’s clumsy friend code system in favour of a gamertag-like online ID.
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Yeah, fumbling through a bunch of numbers is definitely a hassle, but this time, Nintendo actually plans on making it worth your while.
Nintendo of America head Reggie Fils-Aime has said the 3DS’s improved Street Pass system does all the revamped but still non-standard Friend Code contact tracking system can’t.
During its 3DS conferences in Holland and New York today, Nintendo mentioned that its Friend Code system has been updated, making it easier to find friends to play with and doing away with the cumbersome number-swapping involved in Nintendo system online play in the past. Almost.
You know that thing you were really hoping wouldn’t happen? Yeah, well, it happened.
Speaking with IGN, chief creative officer at Vicarious Visions Karthik Bala said that Guitar Hero 5’s Wii tour won’t be hindered by in-game friend codes. “For GH5, we’ve implemented support for your global Wii Friend Codes. If you’ve got friends in your Wii address book, they’ll automatically be added to your friends list in game, […]
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