Fils-Aime: Wii U to have improved Friend Code system, achievements

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime has confirmed that the Wii U will not only have an improved Friend Code system, but will also implement achievements.

“There are friend codes, but it’s not the existing friend code system,” Fils-Aime explained to Kotaku.

“What do I mean by that? Here’s what I mean: you will be able to identify people as friends and have a certain level of interaction vs. a different level of interaction for the more general population. The method by which you identify someone as a friend is a lot simpler than what’s happening today with Friend Codes.”

Fils-Aime also shared that the Wii U will incorporate an achievement system, although unlike their competitors these won’t be necessitated with every game released on the platform.

“We will have [achievements],” Fils-Aime said. “Once you start getting into game-specific [Achievements] that’s developer driven.”

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