Whenever you see a promotional photo of Nintendo's Wii, you see that glowing blue light. When Nintendo first started talking about WiiConnect24, its unique always-on internet service, they said there'd be surprises on your birthday for example, and that the blue light would serve to notify you. More than a year on, we've only had a few surprises, including channels like Everybody Votes, but there's really been nothing since.
According to Fils-Aime, who recently spoke with GameHead, those surprises are "still coming," however. "We announced at E3 a new channel, the Check Mii Out channel, and we still have plans [for more surprises]. But the surprise is coming...the surprise is coming...by the end of September," he said, referring to the availability of Check Mii Out.
By launching this new channel, Nintendo aims to expand on the global Mii phenomenon, and the two main parts of the free offering will be an area where players can post their own Miis, allowing the community to vote on their abilities; and then contests, where Nintendo will put the call out for Miis based on celebrities, and other themes.