Miis Will Be On Switch But Are No Longer Mandatory

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In contrast to their constant presence on Nintendo platforms since the Wii, the Mii avatars will have a downplayed role on the Switch. Nintendo itself confirmed this in an interview with Kotaku. Miis can still be created for users of the Switch, but the Mii Maker is now an option under Settings rather than having their own dedicated app on the home menu.

There is a Mii Maker on Nintendo Switch. The software to create Mii characters is now located in System Settings, and no longer resides on the HOME menu as a standalone application. You can also create a Mii character from the Profile screen. Making Mii characters is similar to the method used on past systems.

Miis are also due to have additional creation options, including new facial features and hair/skin colors. If you transfer over Miis from the Wii U or 3DS, the old “creator’s name, favorites, birthday, copying, and “public.”” attributes will be removed, making Miis less personal and more anonymous.

As hinted at by images of the Switch’s operating system, Miis can be used for a user profile but are not required. As always, it is up to developers if Miis will be included in their software. Thus far, only Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is known to have them as the Mii racer.

The future of Miis on the Switch is one of a downplayed role, despite their proliferation in the past ten years in software like Wii Sports and Tomodachi Life right up to the Miitomo smartphone app released last March. Stay tuned to Always Nintendo for more on the Switch and all things Mii.

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