Electronic Arts recently revealed a new set of online details for Wii U. According to EA, Wii U will use a Nintendo account system where users will have a Nintendo Network ID. EA did not go far into the nitty gritty answers everyone has been digging for but they did provide the following statement:
“If you sign up to play EA games through a Nintendo Wii U console, your Nintendo account information will be provided to EA so that we can establish an Origin Account for you. You need an Origin Account to play EA’s titles online. By signing up to play EA’s titles, you agree that limited user account information can be transferred to EA. Information transferred to EA includes your Mii information, email address, Nintendo Network ID, friend list, country, language and date of birth but does not include credit card number or other financial account information.”
The Wii U is less then a month away from release in North America and Nintendo has still yet to provide solid information of how their online structure will function. We’re hoping more details will be revealed shortly so stay tuned in the coming weeks as the mystery unravels.