Whether you wanted them or not, Nintendo Switch Miis will exist. For those who are less interested in the Nintendo avatars, they won’t be mandatory.
This comes as a bit of a surprise. Since the release of the Wii, Miis have continued to be a big part of the Wii U and the 3DS. According to Kotaku, we now know that Nintendo Switch Miis will be completely optional.
“Mii characters can be used to represent a user profile, but are not required,” said a Nintendo spokesperson. “Users also have the option to choose a profile picture from an included library of Nintendo character images. Mii characters can still be used in games if developers choose to include them.”
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Additionally, the Mii Maker app will no longer be a standalone application. Instead, it will now exist within the system settings of the Switch. If you’ve grown attached to your Mii, they can easily be transferred to the new console using an amiibo. Since developers are still able to include them in games, you might want to at least transfer a couple of favorites.
Nintendo Switch Miis have also been updated in comparison to previous consoles. Some background attributes like birthdays have been removed, but “more facial components and colors for hair and skin have been added.”
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