Display and vote on Miis worldwide.
Originally revealed by Shigeru Miyamoto himself at GDC this past March, Nintendo of America today announced that it will launch the Check Mii Out Channel for Wii the evening of November 11th.
The Check Mii Out Channel will be released as a free download from the WiiWare section of the Wii Shop Channel. It will include a Posting Plaza, where users can submit, exchange and browse Miis posted by others either by region or worldwide. Users will also be able to search for specific Miis by creator name or number, as well as view a random selection of 1,000 Miis or view current and all-time favorites as voted on by users. Users can then import the Mii of their dreams from the channel to their own Wii console.
The channel will also feature a contest section, where users can submit a Mii that represents a specific person, character or theme. Some examples Nintendo used include Vincent Van Gogh, the Tooth Fairy, or "the overbearing boss." Gamers can then vote on which one they think is best, with most contests planned to last for two weeks.
"The Check Mii Out Channel lets people show off their Mii creations and vote on those created by others," says George Harrison, Nintendo of America's senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications. "It's yet another way that we're building fun, interactive communities of Wii owners without charging them extra for the privilege."
While hardly a killer app for the Wii, the Check Mii Out should be another interesting addition to the Wii's growing number of quirky channels.
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