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Cuthbert and Miyamoto Taught Each Other Their Native Tongues

Posted by Zach Kaplan

Now that's successful learning

Were you ever curious where Miyamoto picked up his English skills? It turns out the responsible party is Dylan Cuthbert, creator of Star Fox, president of Q Games and one of the best-known Westerners to get in good with Nintendo.

When he was featured in the most recent Iwata Asks, he revealed that the two taught each other their native languages when he first started working with the company. Cuthbert would speak in Japanese to Miyamoto and Miyamoto would speak in English to Cuthbert, having a bit of trouble with his prepositions along the way.

Cuthbert also stated that he originally impressed Nintendo at age 18 with his 3D Game Boy engine, and that he will direct the upcoming Star Fox 64 3D.

[via andriasang.com]

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User Comments (15)

TwilightV

#2

TwilightV said:

Fortunately for his translators, Miyamoto-sensei appears to prefer his native tounge.

DestinyMan

#5

DestinyMan said:

This year's E3 was the most I've ever heard Miyamoto speak English, but, yes, that is interesting that the guy who created Star Fox helped teach him knowing all the witty dialogue in the games.

Odnetnin

#7

Odnetnin said:

I don't remember him speaking much English before. Doesn't Bill Trinen always translate for him?

Squid

#8

Squid said:

"Do a barrel roll! Press Z or R twice!" in Japanese would be: "Barerurōru suru! Ni-kai oshite Z matawa R!" (In Romaji)

eviLaTtenDant

#13

eviLaTtenDant said:

I hope there won't be many more Cuthbert's out there.
If Miyamoto only spoke English his speeches would lose a bit of their mystic aura... :|

Henmii

#14

Henmii said:

"Cuthbert would speak in Japanese to Miyamoto and Miyamoto would speak in English to Cuthbert"

Really?! If Miyamoto can speak English, why does he almost never do it? At this years E3 he yet again spoke just a few English words, before he asked Bill Trinen to translate. Iwata also doesn't speak English very well.

With all respect: Why can't those 2 not properly speak English at western events? I mean, look at Ken Kutaragi (no flaming, please!). He speaks English very well at the E3 shows!!

C-195

#15

C-195 said:

Well, what do know! I didn't even know Miyamoto could speak English.

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