Eurogamer has had the opportunity to interview Mr. Miyamoto about a number of things including the highly requested Super Mario Galaxy 3. The game has to be one of the most requested titles by Nintendo and Shigeru Miyamoto knows this. However, he says that if they did make a new Super Mario Galaxy game it would be on new Nintendo hardware which presumably means the Nintendo NX.
“[A new Mario Galaxy] is always in discussion. But even with Mario 64 there was a lot of feedback about motion sickness with the 3D or maybe us making it too difficult.
“Going back to our roots and making New Super Mario Bros., anyone can play that,” Miyamoto continued. “So that’s why we went back.
“We’re always thinking, is there a middle ground where people who do enjoy the 3D worlds of Galaxy and those who enjoy New Super Mario Bros. can both enjoy it? We’re always looking at those opportunities,” he added.
“On the other hand, me and [Yoshiaki] Koizumi-san, director of Galaxy, are always looking to challenge Galaxy and do another 3D action title. However we can’t make so many games at once in parallel.
“But as the hardware technology gets better and advances, I think there will be a lot of opportunity for both options.”
When asked what extra hardware power would be needed – and whether this meant Nintendo would now wait for its upcoming NX console – Miyamoto was coy:
“Wii U’s definitely good enough in terms of hardware performance, it is more the workload of the team. If you look at Star Fox Zero, the TV and GamePad are both rendered in 60 frames, so in total that’s 120 frames. It’s really just a matter of the CPU speed at this point.”