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
Although Nintendo decided to forgo a traditional press conference at E3 last month, Miyamoto has shared some insight into viewing figures. Mr Miyamoto says that the captivating Nintendo Digital Event was viewed four to five million times. He also said that the rest of Nintendo’s converge of E3 numbered in the tens of millions.
“In past E3 shows, the main method of communication was through the media that attended the show. However, recently we have also started to actively disclose information directly to consumers. A good example was the video we have just shown, which you can watch on our website at any time. Another example, “Treehouse Live,” is an online program featuring video game developers giving out information on the latest video games from our E3 booth. People enjoyed it through new game program channels on Twitch or YouTube. The “Nintendo Digital Event,” which we broadcast on the morning of the first day of E3, was viewed 4 to 5 million times, and the total views of our E3-related videos numbered in the tens of millions. This means that our messages reached a large number of people all over the world through the Internet, not only the people who attended E3 events.”