Nintendo TVii plans axed for European region

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 14 February 2015 21:47 GMT

Nintendo TVii has officially been canceled in Europe, Nintendo announced this week.

Revealed in 2012, the service launched stateside not long after, but was delayed more than once in Europe.

Last we heard on the matter was January 2014, when Nintendo once again apologized for the delay.

“At Nintendo of Europe, we continue to challenge ourselves to develop a range of entertaining experiences for all to enjoy,” reads a statement on the website. “Due to the extremely complex nature of localising multiple television services across a diverse range of countries with varied licensing systems, regrettably we have taken the decision not to launch the Nintendo TVii service within the European region.

“Although on this occasion we did not anticipate such challenges, we will always strive to develop a range of entertaining experiences for all our users to enjoy.”

Nintendo TVii was launched in North America in December 2013 and the European release was expected to follow by the end of the year.

The service allows users to doodle and write comments over a live television show using the Doodle feature included in the TVii Tag on Wii U.

The TVii Tag feature can also be used to interact with other users watching the same program.

Thanks, NeoGAF, AGB.

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