Whoops! It seems that Nintendo's online security had a little bit of a hiccup over the weekend, as one curious Wii U owner managed to access a debug version of Miiverse, giving him authorisation to edit other Wii U accounts and view test messages from Nintendo's own developers.
One such thread makes mention of as-yet unannounced Wii U titles. As the image shows, NeoGAF user Trike managed to see a string of tags and threads
with various game franchises listed - one of which happens to be called "Yoshi's Land Wii U
". Another is titled "Soul Hackers". Both have stars next to their names.
Trike explains how he managed to "hack" the system - which actually wasn't a hack at all, but an unwitting stumble into a back door that Nintendo had left in its system software. "I found out I could access the debug menu on Miiverse by hitting the "X" button on the gamepad while hovering over the exit button. I found an admin access list or something to that effect," he wrote.
"I couldn't really do anything from there though. I could view different messages from a developer though. One mentioned that there would be big games coming out(announced?) on the 10th of December. I went to a different link on the debug menu and it showed three different Miiverse subforums I could access that would be coming out on December 20th."
It is more than likely, given the lack of capital letters and dubious spelling, that the "metal gear solid", "metroid" and "resident evils" mentioned in the threads are either the result of testing or unofficial, popular tags. Trike claimed that a Nintendo developer later contacted him to inform him that he may be in trouble with the company.
All of these claims have not been confirmed or denied by Nintendo as of yet - but the company does appear to have admitted that there was a problem with Miiverse, as it announced on Twitter that it was working hard to fix an issue with the system