Iwata Talks Development, Miyamoto & Wii Sports 2
Posted by Ryan Steddy
Nintendo's leader talks shop with one of his friends.
Satoru Iwata, President and CEO of Nintendo, recently had an informal chat come-interview with Japanese site 1101.com. The discussion reveals many aspects of game development from Iwata himself and from stories of how Miyamoto has influenced him.
At times throughout the talk such wise discussion takes place that it's hard to believe that is was not all scripted (see the King and the Slave story). This type of talk and wisdom coming from a brief chat shows how intelligent Iwata (and subsequently) Miyamoto and friends are, and why their games never fail to disappoint.
One of the issues discussed that we think you will be most interested in is talk of a Wii Sports sequel. Don't get your hopes up as it seems that is not on their list of priorities and it seems things are set to stay that way for some time to come. The reason stated is they want to “surprise people in a good way” and not take the easy route; EA anyone?
We're not going to take such an easy way, not by including seven new sports in the game since Wii Sports has five. We're not closing our doors to the possibility of a sequel, but it's definitely not coming out soon.
The bundled bonus disc that came free with the Wii is one of the most popular games for the Wii so it does come as a bit of a let down that we will not be seeing another version any time soon but, we have to trust Iwata and Nintendo; we know they will not let us down when it finally comes.
Wii Sports aside, we learn many things. Chief among these is an insight into how Miyamoto's brain works:
[p]He creates a mixture of left-prefrontal-oriented elaborate logic, and dramatic ideas that people