Company rep says "debug menu" was a "mock up" and has now been removed and made inaccessible.
Just hours after the Wii U launched in the United States yesterday, NeoGAF forum members claimed to have been accidentally granted access to the system's "debug menu." This reportedly allowed them to access a list of administrators, with options to regenerate passwords, delete accounts altogether, and even view messages from developers.
Nintendo has now commented on the matter, telling GamesIndustry International that the screenshots posted to the forum show a "mock up" of the system's back end and it has been removed and disabled altogether.
"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," reads a line from the statement. "Please note that this was only a mock up menu and has now been removed and is not accessible."