Miyamoto

Demo this dog, dang it!

Look, I know Nintendogs + cats isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Honestly, I understand (animal haters!) But now that eShop has a FREE DEMO of N+c available for download RIGHT NOW, every 3DS owner should give it a spin. Why? To witness some pure Nintendo magic; this is one of the most amazing and effective uses of 3D in any title for the platform. Try starting the demo up with 3D switched o...

What do you think Miyamoto could be working on in this new ‘original’ game?

In an interview with zoomin.tv, Miyamoto discusses last year’s fiasco of a Wired interview and how he is indeed still working at Nintendo, and is in fact working on an original game. It is too early to tell if this new game will be on 3DS, Wii, or even Wii U, but color me interested. Anything that Miyamoto brings to the table is usually a good thing, so in Miyamoto we trust. It’s hard to even ...

The truth about Miyamoto’s employment: Keeping seniority but making indie games

The revelation last week that Miyamoto was demoting himself to focus on smaller games was only half true. By now, most of you know the demotion part was “sarcasm lost in translation,” Nintendo says. But all indications suggest Miyamoto indeed wants to focus, if not work alongside, smaller and younger development teams within Nintendo, instead of the upper-level oversight roles he̵...

Breaking: Miyamoto steps down from his position at Nintendo, will focus on smaller games

Miyamoto. The man needs no introduction. He has been a mainstay in the industry almost since it’s inception, and today it has been revealed that he is stepping down from his position as Senior Managing Director and General Manager of Nintendo’s Entertainment Analysis and Development Division. In an interview with Wired’s Chris Kohler, Miyamoto stated will be passing the torch to younger ...

The Nintendo games of tomorrow

It’s fair to say that the view we are currently afforded of Nintendo’s future products is rather lopsided. We know quite a bit about new hardware. The 3DS is already in our hands and the Wii U was unveiled months ago. We have been made aware of the consoles’ technical capabilities, know a good deal about their potential as well as their limits, and, as a result of this knowledge, we can spec...

As Starfox 64 3D approaches, take a look at the franchise’s evolution

“‘It’s the universe you’ve been longing for…’ Oh, that stinks. Don’t write that down.” – Shigeru Miyamoto That quote provides a typically fun, good-natured moment in the Starfox-centered “Iwata Asks” feature on Nintendo’s website. It’s been available since the beginning of August, but as the release of Starfox 64 3D draw...

Someone’s excited about Zelda’s 25th anniversary

As seen yesterday at the Nintendo press conference.

Miyamoto thinks it would be a good idea to remake A Link to the Past…do you?

The Guardian today has an insightful interview with Miyamoto up. What got my attention was the discussion of how a remake to A Link to the Past would be just fine by him. Are there any plans to adapt other older Nintendo games for the 3DS console? Not really. We would like to create more new titles. For example, this year we are making Super Mario 3D, but it’s not really a remake of [the Wii...

Miyamoto-san, what did you eat?!

So I went to PAX East this past Saturday—it was fun! I only really hit up the exhibit floor to check out new games and the 3DS, but that was enough for me. I also bought a wooden training sword for no particular reason. While touring the floor, I visited the 8-Bit Cubist booth and picked up a few postcards. These guys and gals can seriously draw, and the images presented here are but two exa...

Steel Diver discussed in a one-on-one interview between Iwata and Miyamoto

Iwata:The game play consists of “slowly moving a submarine.” For the lack of a better word, this game is very “plain.” Miyamoto:I guess so. (laughs) Doesn’t sound too compelling, but I pre-ordered it! Read on and offer up your opinion in comments.

Paper Mario

The latest Iwata Asks is a wealth of cool Nintendo info. In addition to yesterday’s revelation that the 3DS would benefit from a Super Mario Bros. title “ASAP,” we also were given access to some of the very first design documents that Miyamoto and his team used to create the original Super Mario Bros. No Photoshop or similar software here, folks—just pure paper Mario!

Miyamoto’s 3DS Super Mario Bros. title will be out “ASAP”

Has infamously pro-3D Shigeru Miyamoto (as in Mario 64, not silly glasses) finally come around on the resurgent 2D platformer? Perhaps he has, if recent Iwata Asks interview answers are any indication. “In the interests of adopting new technology for the Super Mario Bros. tradition, I am now making a new Super Mario Bros. game for the Nintendo 3DS,” he said, adding that he wants the game to be...