Legendary video game creator Shigeru Miyamoto has explained to EDGE magazine that he has been hard at work assembling a new team of developers to work on new gaming concepts. The new team is called Garage and so far they’ve created Splatoon, Project Guard, Project Giant Robot and Starfox. Here’s what he had to say.
Splatoon and the three prototypes are the first games to emerge from Garage, a new Nintendo development programme set up last year in which developers break off into small teams and work on new ideas. “There are increasing numbers of young staff at Nintendo’s development studios these days,” Miyamoto says, “and these young guys really want to express themselves.” Work is done during office hours, but he compares Garage to an after-school club, in spirit if not in schedule. “Class time’s over: they gather together and think about new projects completely apart from their everyday business assignments. When all of those projects have advanced to a certain stage, we gather together and exchange opinions on the outcome of each of them, and together we decide which ones should continue. We may have shown several software titles at E3 [that came from Garage], but there are many others in development too.
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Legendary games designer Shigeru Miyamoto says that the company will continue creating innovative dedicated gaming machines. During his interview with EDGE magazine Miyamoto also said that he still believes that the Wii U is both unprecedented and revolutionary.
“Of course we had some concerns. After all, we’re human beings: our eyes cannot see two objects at the same time. But we were sure that, even with that kind of, say, weak point, we would be able to make something unprecedented and revolutionary.”
“We want to create, and they want to experience, something unprecedented all the time. For us to meet these goals, we need dedicated hardware that is designed to cater to the needs of these avid gamers. People might say that software is software. No. A unique software experience can always be realized with unique hardware that has a unique interface. That is why I believe Nintendo is, and will be, sticking to these dedicated gaming machines.”
Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot and EMEA Executive Director Alain Corre have participated in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. The Ubisoft employees then challenged Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto, Andrew House from Sony and Phil Harrison from Microsoft to participate in the worthy challenge. We’ve still got to wait for Reggie’s turn.
EDGE magazine has revealed that the next edition will feature legendary games designer Shigeru Miyamoto. Presumably Miyamoto will be talking about the upcoming games on the Wii U including Splatoon, Zelda, Yoshi’s Wooly World and Smash Bros.
Next Level Games have posted some gorgeous artwork from the legendary Shigeru Miyamoto celebrating the fact that Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon sold three million copies. The artwork was produced back in March, but it’s only recently that Next Level Games have showcased it via Twitter.
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Nintendo Japan has announced that they will be hosting another Japanese Hyrule Warriors stream on Thursday. There will be a number of key Nintendo staff in attendance including Shigeru Miyamoto, Eiji Aonuma, Koei Tecmo president and CEO Yoichi Erikawa, general producer Hisashi Koinuma, and development producer Yosuke Hayashi. The stream begins at 2pm Japan time, which is around 1am ET and 10 pm PT,
We’ve already heard that Koei Tecmo and Nintendo will be providing a Fatal Frame presentation on Nico Nico, but what we didn’t know is that legendary video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto will be making a special appearance. Miyamoto will appear as well as Keisuke Kikuchi,, Shin Kibayashi (author of the manga), Mari Asato (the movie director), Ayami Nakajo and Aoi Morikawa. You can see the times for the event, below.
- Thursday, July 17 at 2:30 PM in Sydney
- Thursday, July 17 at 5:30 AM in London
- Thursday July 17 at 12:30 AM in New York
- Wednesday July 16 at 9:30 PM in San Francisco