'Check Mii Out' channel comes to Wii on Sunday

Posted by Mark Raby

Redmond (WA) - Nintendo announced this week that it will launch a new Wii channel next week to allow users to share their "Mii" characters with others via the Internet.

The Check Mii Out channel will let Wii owners upload their personal avatar creations to the "Posting Plaza".  There, users can view all the Mii characters, with search filters for regions, the name of the user who created it, or by specific Mii ID numbers.

Users will also be able to download Mii characters they find online and use them on their own console.

Additionally, the new channel will host various competitions, such as lookalike contests where users will be asked to create Mii representations of movie stars, or of descriptive themes like "the overbearing boss".

It will be the first Wii channel that allows users to have interaction with other random users online, albeit in a very indirect way.  The channel is set to go live on the evening of November 11.