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Submitted by NYC_Gamer 389d ago | interview

Miyamoto Talks Zelda, Pikmin, and Wii U Development

GI:Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto is the most famous and acclaimed game developer in history. By now, you know his resume, which includes creating such storied franchises and Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda. At E3, we had a chance to talk to Mr. Miyamoto about Wii U development, the Mario and Zelda franchises, and Pikmin 3. (Culture, Pikmin, Shigeru Miyamoto, The Legend of Zelda, Wii U)

Kevlar009  +   389d ago
Q:This may be the same answer, but I need to ask. Some people are wondering will we see a new Zelda - a new 3D Zelda for Wii U. Is there any new Zelda news?

A:We're also working on a new Wii U Zelda game. That's coming along; work on that is progressing fairly concretely. In fact, we were thinking of showing it here at E3 but decided to wait just a little bit longer before showing it to everyone.

This is also interesting look into Miyamoto's IP philosophy

Q:Internally, do you guys feel the need or have the desire to create new franchises and new characters to add to that stable of the Marios, Links, and Donkey Kongs?

A: Certainly within Nintendo, we have people internally who are saying, "Well, we have our old characters from our old games, and that's old IP, and we should think about creating new IP." But the question that we always ask is: "Does a new character really make it a new game?" And to me, the answer to that is, "No." What makes it a new game is new gameplay and new interactions...
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WrAiTh Sp3cTr3  +   389d ago
We need to see a Metroid Prime also though to show what the Wii U is capable of. That game has the potential to set the bar for gaming. Retro choosing Donkey Kong over Metroid makes me think they're scared and they can't produce or reach that bar again.
jcnba28  +   389d ago
I am confident they are working on something big. Retro Studios didn't hire ex-Naughty Dog and Valve developers to make a new Donkey Kong that's for sure.
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chrispseuphoria  +   389d ago
Is Nintendo going to Gamescom? They could show the new Zelda there.
Locksus  +   389d ago
If anything, Nintendo should consider bringing back some of their old IPs like Star Fox for example.

The thing is, Nintendo does have so many franchises that cover many different genres that I can't help but to wonder "Do they actually REALLY need that new IP? They've got platformers, action adventure titles, RPGs, a shooter, kart racers and some life sims like Animal Crossing for example.
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jcnba28  +   389d ago
I agree and have been saying this for years but fanboys don't listen lol
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