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Wii U debug menu 'hacked' on launch day in US, 'reveals new Yoshi game'

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Wii U saw a security leak as Nintendo's new system releases in North America.

A user on NeoGAF said they accidentally 'hacked' the system, finding a debug menu by simply hitting a button on the GamePad while hovering over an on-screen exit button.

'New Super Mario Bros. U' screenshot

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It led to a developer-only area, allowing the user to flag social network Miiverse messages as spoilers and prohibited content.

There was also access to a number of game-specific sub-forums, allegedly mentioning that new titles were to be announced for the system on December 10.

Another revealed examples of these titles, including Yoshi's Land Wii U and Soul Hackers.

Entries for Metal Gear Solid and Resident Evil were also available, suggesting that the two franchises are coming to Wii U.

Nintendo TVii

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Nintendo confirmed the developer shortcut and said access has now been fixed.

"It has come to our attention that some people were able to access a mock up menu on Miiverse following the launch of Wii U in the US," a spokesperson told GamesIndustry International.

"Please note that this was only a mock up menu and has now been removed and is not accessible."

With the system becoming widely available to the public, more details have been revealed, including a restriction of Nintendo Network IDs across multiple systems.

Nintendo recently detailed how external hard drives will work with Wii U, while also revealing that only 3GB of the Wii U basic model's internal hard drive can be used, or 25GB of the Deluxe system's hard drive.

Gallery: View images of the Wii U's launch lineup:
Further system details and an unboxing were recently revealed by Nintendo.

Wii U's online content will only be available after a day-one patch.

The Wii U is available now in North America and will launch on November 30 in Europe. A basic and premium edition will be available, as well as a ZombiU bundle exclusively in Europe.

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