REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — The creator of Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda will step down from his current position at Nintendo but remain with the company to work on smaller, more personal projects, Wired.com has learned.
Have fun working for apple...
Ha ha. Seriously though, I doubt this will have any effect on the quality of Nintendo's products.
Nintendo franchises have been stale for a looong time. Maybe Nintendo will start to make good games again and not rely on Mario, Mario and more Mario.
Things aren't looking too good for the WiiU now haha
maybe him and krazy ken are going to hit the links (no pun intended). Bounce ideas off each other while on the back 9. It could happen, they are friends.
Yea you're right. I mean, he's only been the producer in every single hit game in the Wii's entire lifespan: Super Mario Galaxy, Skyward Sword, Wii Sports etc.. What could the creator of Mario, Pokemon and Zelda possibly know about game quality? /s
well Nintendo need that.. Nintendo must move on and not relay on person... yah i know Miyamoto is a legend blah blah but come on we need something new and new idea and new ip and refreshing!
I have to agree with Jobesy. Although Mario and Zelda sell well and to a large audience, it is the same audience. The appeal of those games do not cut a swath across the gaming spectrum and Miyamoto does not create games that appeal to a diverse group of gamers. Sales are not innovation or breadth of appeal. If Nintendo is going to survive they need change. Ninty has grossly misestimated the timing for releasing the Wii U and it will not see an adoption that is even close to the Wii. Some of this is due to the ongoing growth of the 360 and PS3 and some of it is simply bad economical timing combined with the Wii U which does little to up the ante as far as advancing gaming to a new level with groundbreaking innovation. The 720 and the PS4 will be the machines of the future, not the Wii U.
I know you were joking, but what? Everyone knows Miyamoto has too much honor to go work at another company. He created Mario and Zelda for goodness sakes.
I was referring more to the "working on smaller games" thing than him literally working for apple.
Geez m4g and your unfunnu jokes! Miyamoto is a LEGENDARY developer and it is a shame that he is stepping down. Give me one developer thay can keep TWO franchises alive for 25 years while maintaining the quality of the older titles... But of course the n4g kids wont bother to care.
@jidery Apart from MG, what other franchise has Kojima kept alive for 25 years?
If it wasn't for him, their was a possibility of the video game industry vanishing! Thank you Miyamoto for many hours of amazing gaming and creating the most iconic figure in gaming!
whatever he sucked anyway
Young blood huh?
You must be new.
Yea you're right, he does suck. He totally wasted his life. Instead of being a genius pioneer in a billion dollar industry, he should be trolling the internet making stupid comments for attention. /s
He just isn't going to play a big roll anymore, he still is going to work for Nintendo. It is like he is stepping down from being #1 to being #2. He still is going to be there, but have a smaller roll.
I found it weird that Wired gets to have an exclusive reveal of him stepping down. Something that big would have came from Nintendo themselves, An official statement but their was none. It turned out to be a big misunderstanding or a big spin of words to gain hits but who knows. http://au.wii.ign.com/artic...
Nintendo is officially dead R.I.P:(
Your a good troll, now go back in your hole.
@Game3s you do realize you make everything sound dirty? :P
Trolls are under bridges not in holes.
Doubt it, and he's still going to be around.
News flash Aonuma has been doing Zelda since Ocarina and Mario is handled by what's his name I forget it
Miyamoto always "reviews" Zelda titles before their release, and is not hesitant to make final changes. There has never been a Zelda or Mario title where his name has been absent from the credits.
I trust his pupils and dang it why haven't one of his children got into game design?
Well thats upsetting, it's not like he was losing it either, super mario 3d Land and Zelda Skyward Sword were incredibly fun. I guess it's necessary to set up nintendo for the future. The day he fully stops developing will be a sad one
Just going off the Iwata Asks for the two games Miyamoto wasn't that involved with either of them. Both were originally conceived by their directors whereas the norm from Nintendo EAD has been for the producers to do that so I guess they've been preparing for a while. He's also spent the last twenty years training people like Hideki Konno, Yoshiaki Koizumi and Eiji Aonuma to take his place and they've all proved themselves.
Yup, it's like Steve Jobs--he may be gone, but he built a great team and his legacy will live on through them.
TEH INTERNETZ HAZ XPLODED!!!!!!! In all seriousness Miyamoto not working on Mario and Zelda is a huge loss for the company but the industry does need new blood so...
This shows where nintendo is going. Early reports said nintendo is going with their younger developers with Wii U. I believe the Wii U is going to shock a lot of people who believe nintendo is all family friendly.
They need him. Luckily their teams are great by now and learned from him.