Legendary developer Shigeru Miyamoto has told investors that when it comes to Nintendo’s next video game platform the NX, they will be much more aggressive with their long-standing IP’s. He says that he wants to reach more children and the company will be able to do this by leveraging smart devices.
Mr. Miyamoto chimes in on NX. “We are going to be far more aggressive in using our IP, and not just stop with licensing, as in the past. The first example is Amiibo. We want our IP to better reach more children, and smart devices is just one vehicle.”
GoldenEye game director Martin Hollis has revealed in a talk at GameCity festival in Nottingham that Shigeru Miyamoto wasn’t entirely happy with all the killing in GoldenEye on the Nintendo 64. Hollis said that Miyamoto even made a suggestion to the team that at the end of the game you meet up with all the enemies you’ve shot numerous times and shake hands with them in the hospital. Obviously these changes were never implemented.
“One point was that there was too much close-up killing – he found it a bit too horrible. I don’t think I did anything with that input. The second point was, he felt the game was too tragic, with all the killing. He suggested that it might be nice if, at the end of the game, you got to shake hands with all your enemies in the hospital.”
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Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka have participated in a rather fun interview with MTV. The point of the interview was to ask the talented creators who should play iconic Nintendo characters in fictitious live action movies. They both stressed that they currently have no plans for live action titles featuring the Mario Bros and Link from The Legend of Zelda. Anyway, here’s their interesting answers.
“It would be very fun and awesome if Link was played by a female actress, a boyish female actress.”
Miyamoto responds: “This is something I never imagined because Link is very different to how a Japanese person looks. At the Japanese Expo I attended there were so many people in cosplay who looked very good. They would be good [actors]!”
He reiterates his desire for an unknown actor, saying: “With Japanese TV drama and film they always use the same actors, so I actually think we should have someone completely new.”
Mario and Luigi:
“One thing we can say about the original film was that Luigi was very young and handsome in the original movie,” says Miyamoto. “But Mario and Luigi are supposed to be twins. So a new cast would definitely have to be twins.”
“Regarding Mario and Link films, Miyamoto stresses that Nintendo does not have anything in the works, but that the company is “definitely interested and open to it.” The interview contains a few other interesting tidbits as well – for instance, Miyamoto reveals that the iconic plumber brothers were originally made as twins with similar sprites to keep within the game’s memory limitations.”
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Prolific video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto has told TIME that he believes it is now time to move the Super Mario Bros series in a new direction. Miyamoto also revealed that he and the team are working on the future of the Super Mario Bros series which seems likely to debut on the Nintendo NX once that’s released.
“Doing this now at the 30th anniversary [of Super Mario Bros.] is really putting some more of that creativity into the players. But at the same time, we as the developers feel that it’s time for us to move in a new direction, and we’re preparing to work on the future of Super Mario from here on.”
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There have been a number of interesting theories discussed over the years regarding the iconic Super Mario Bros 3. One of the more compelling ones is that it was all just a play with its curtains and hanging blocks. Some thought that this was people reading too deep into Shigeru Minamoto’s creation. However, Mr. Miyamoto has confirmed today via Twitter that Super Mario Bros 3 was indeed based on a play.
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As we reported yesterday legendary Nintendo developer Shigeru Miyamoto has today answered a number of amusing questions regarding the Super Mario franchise that were put to him via Nintendo UK. There’s nothing serious in there and Miyamoto’s answers to questions will make you chuckle. You can watch his comical responses to a number of vital questions in the tweet, above.
Nintendo UK has announced via YouTube that they will be having a special segment on their YouTube channel titled Mario Myths that will star the acclaimed creator behind the franchise, Shigeru Miyamoto. Mr. Miyamoto will be answering a number of Mario themed myths tomorrow which should be both informative and entertaining. You can watch the teaser video, below.