Miyamoto - News

January2017

  • Video How Shigeru Miyamoto Designs a Game

    Philosophy from the Main Man

    After being in the video game industry for nearly 40 years, Shigeru Miyamoto knows a thing or two about how to design a game. The creator of such iconic franchises such as Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda and Metroid took time out from his busy schedule to explain his thesis and why after all this time why he still likes...

December2016

November2016

  • News Shigeru Miyamoto is Now 64 Years Old

    Super Miyamoto 64

    One of Shigeru Miyamoto's most revolutionary and influential games was Super Mario 64, on which he was the lead director. It took the franchise he'd co-created, and which came to embody the identity of Nintendo, and completely changed the game. 3D gaming, at that point, was a fantastical thing, and no title kickstarted the 64-bit...

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  • Video Shigeru Miyamoto Accentuates His Awesomeness With an amiibo 'Impersonation'

    We love you Miyamoto-san

    Shigeru Miyamoto is awesome. We're pretty sure anyone that's played his games, seen him in E3 / Nintendo Direct presentations or simply read his interviews will agree. A master of the gaming industry and, lest we forget, one of the three most senior figures within the whole of Nintendo. He may be a senior executive, but...

  • News Shigeru Miyamoto on the Development of Yoshi's Island

    An oldie, but a goodie

    Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island was definitely something of a gamble for Nintendo when it launched back in the days of the SNES. The Super Mario series was only four (technically five) games long, and instead of making a safe sequel to the popular Super Mario World, a game was made starring his dinosaur companion, Yoshi...

  • Video Shigeru Miyamoto's Star Fox Zero YouTube Blitz Has Landed

    Lots of talk of an evolving project, utilising the GamePad and more

    During the most recent Nintendo Direct broadcast Shigeru Miyamoto appeared on our screens to present Star Fox Zero and Star Fox Guard, confirming their dual release in April. It was a pleasing affirmation that the title has been finished as planned, and we don't have long to wait...

November2015

  • News Today Was Shigeru Miyamoto's 63rd Birthday

    Video games are bad for you? That's what they said about rock 'n' roll!

    Shigeru Miyamoto is a developer who could certainly be referred to as the "Walt Disney of Gaming". The man is responsible for the likes of franchises such as Donkey Kong, Super Mario, and The Legend of Zelda, and he holds considerable influence over the development of countless...

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  • Video Shigeru Miyamoto Visits Jim Henson Studios

    Like a kid in a candy store

    Some of the most memorable parts of this year’s Nintendo Digital Event were the segments featuring the strangely familiar puppet recreations of the Japanese company's most famous figures. Shortly after the presentation, it was revealed the Jim Henson Company – the team behind The Muppets – was responsible for the...

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  • News Shigeru Miyamoto Introduces His Pikmin Short Films in Tokyo

    Details over release on Nintendo systems still unconfirmed

    Not long ago we shared the news that Shigeru Miyamoto was preparing to unveil three Pikmin short films at the Tokyo International Film Festival. That takes place in the coming week, and Miyamoto-san has begun to talk more about the project ahead of the short films having their world...

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November2013

  • News New Iwata Asks Takes In the Louvre and its 3DS Guide

    A project Miyamoto-san indirectly "worked on for five or six years"

    It arrived somewhat out-of-the-blue today, but Nintendo has released Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre on the 3DS eShop in Europe, a commercial version of the interactive guide that's been available at the Paris museum since Spring 2012; there's even an accompanying Mini Nintendo Direct...

  • Weirdness Shigeru Miyamoto Meets Mario in Real Life

    Sometimes you just can't get away from your parents

    The Mario Bros. may be video game icons, recognizable to millions all around the world; yet you still wouldn't expect to see them strolling (or indeed jumping) down the street. Their 'adventures' in Brooklyn with Dennis Hopper aside, we've rarely seen the duo anywhere outside the green hills of the...

  • News Shigeru Miyamoto Plans to Step Away From Working Directly on Future Mario Titles

    "There is little chance that I'd be able to take the time necessary"

    While Shigeru Miyamoto is still very much at the forefront of Nintendo's game development, his role in recent years has increasingly evolved to that of a general producer, overseeing a number of projects while going "hands-on" with relatively few. His imprint is, however, all...

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  • News Miyamoto: Game Development is Still About "Starting From The Idea"

    Talks about his use of Flipnote Studio, and new approaches to distribution

    As reported earlier today, Shigeru Miyamoto's comprehensive interview with Rolling Stone has suggested that retirement isn't currently in the designer's plans, helping to put to rest one of the enduring question marks hanging over the Kyoto-based company. We do recommend...

  • News Shigeru Miyamoto Admits He Could Keep Working for "A Long Time"

    Retirement isn't on the agenda

    Following his recent press tour of the US, Shigeru Miyamoto has been prominent in spreading the word about the Wii U, the "Year of Luigi" and more. His presence has also been a reminder of how significant a figure he is within Nintendo, as he's still the key representative of the company's ideals and approach to game...

  • News Shigeru Miyamoto: People Need To Be Patient With Wii U

    Consumers need to become more familiar with the GamePad

    Sales of Wii U systems in 2013 have been less than desirable. Uptake has been slow and retailers such as GameStop have called on Nintendo to educate consumers more on the advantages of the new home console. However, Shigeru Miyamoto has called for patience claiming the Wii U GamePad, with it's...

March2013

  • News Miyamoto Teases the Possibility of a Real "Nintendo Land" in the Future

    Step right up for the Spirit Tracks runaway train...

    While on his press trip around North America in recent weeks, Shigeru Miyamoto has been busy speaking to a variety of outlets about his development philosophies and his most recent projects. It's in an interview with ABC News, however, where Miyamoto has been asked about the prospects of a...

  • News Iwata Asks Shines A Light On Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon

    Shigeru Miyamoto joins Nintendo's President in the latest interview

    It's been 12 years since Luigi's Mansion was released on the GameCube, and the long arduous wait for its sequel Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon is close to being over. Next Level Games is the developer behind the title, and Nintendo President Satoru Iwata caught up with the studio in...

  • News Next Level Games on Working With Nintendo to Create Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon

    Miyamoto demanded a multiplayer experience to rival Mario Kart

    Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon is being released on the 3DS at the end of this month. It's been developed by the Canadian studio Next Level Games, the team behind a host of Nintendo games such as Punch-Out!!, Mario Smash Football and Mario Strikers Charged. There's no doubt that landing the...

  • News Miyamoto: "Entertainment is an Unpredictable Industry"

    Not at a point of concern for Wii U as yet

    Shigeru Miyamoto, as you've no doubt noticed, has been on a press tour around the U.S., and the most recent port of call seems to have been the New York Times. A number of topics were covered, and in terms of the ever-present question of Wii U momentum the Nintendo executive admitted that he'd naturally...

  • News Miyamoto: Mobile Competition Actually Helps Wii U

    Says the console will be "very much improved" once updates are complete

    The performance of the Wii U operating system has been a major talking point ever since its release. A few system updates have arrived since the console launched that have smoothed things out a bit, but the major updates are yet to be implemented. In an interview with TIME,...

  • News Pikmin 3 Aims to "Simply Go Deeper" Than Previous Experiences

    Miyamoto believes players need to play Wii U before grasping "how fun it is"

    As part of an extensive interview that's been published by GameSpot, we've already been given an idea of Shigeru Miyamoto's perspective on Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon's role as "lighter fare" on 3DS. Naturally a big topic raised with the executive producer was an upcoming...

  • News Shigeru Miyamoto: Luigi's Mansion is Suitable As "Lighter Fare"

    There are "quite a number of Luigi supporters internally, as well"

    Yesterday we brought you the latest comments from Shigeru Miyamoto on the subject of his eventual retirement, and now GameSpot has released a larger chunk of its interview with the iconic Nintendo executive. Looking at upcoming games, the ever-approaching Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon...

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November2012

  • Feature Shigeru Miyamoto - The Father of Modern Video Games

    An era unlike any other

    Today is Shigeru Miyamoto's 60th birthday, a key personal landmark but also one that should be celebrated in broader terms by the gaming industry. Miyamoto's well-known description as the "father of modern video games" isn't just casually applied praise, it's a title that's deserved and has genuine significance. Nintendo's...

  • News Happy 60th Birthday, Shigeru Miyamoto

    Father of Mario and Zelda reaches another milestone

    Exactly 60 years to the day in the Japanese town of Sonobe, one of video gaming's greatest visionaries was born: Shigeru Miyamoto. Since joining Nintendo at the late '70s, Miyamoto has arguably revolutionised the medium of interactive entertainment more than any other individual, producing a...

  • News Miyamoto Working to Encourage More Wii U Third-Party Developers

    "I am trying to meet with the game developers individually"

    One of the big challenges facing Nintendo and its Wii U system is to encourage more third-party developers to commit to major projects on the system. While Wii had a diverse library — perhaps more so than many think — it arguably lacked a lot of big-hitting titles from third-parties...

  • News Miyamoto's Ideas for Metroid can be Found in Nintendo Land

    Not a bad starting point

    As you no doubt saw over the weekend, Shigeru Miyamoto recently conducted an interview with Gamekult.com, during which he shared some views on Wii U and Nintendo's most iconic characters. Some additional translated comments now provide Miyamoto's views on the Metroid franchise, and he's suggested that Wii U launch title...

  • News The Legend of Zelda's Link Was Inspired By Walt Disney's Peter Pan

    From one green hero to another

    Clad in green garments, sporting a pointy hat and defined by elf-like ears, you'd think we were talking about Hyrule's hero - Link. Wrong. We have Peter Pan in mind, the protagonist from one of Walt Disney's most famous animated productions, who became an inspiration for the The Legend of Zelda's main character. In...

  • News Miyamoto Puzzled As To Why Anyone Would Want A New F-Zero

    "I thought people had grown weary of it"

    If you ask any self-respecting Nintendo fan which series they'd like to see come out of hibernation, many will say F-Zero. Aside from the themed mini-game in the forthcoming Wii U launch title Nintendo Land, we haven't seen an F-Zero title since 2004's F-Zero: Climax on the Game Boy Advance - which never...

June2012

  • News Miyamoto: Nintendo Focused on Fun, Not Competition

    Worried about reliance on guns in gaming

    Shigeru Miyamoto's reputation and prominence in the gaming industry means that his opinion is sought on a large number of issues, not always those specific to Nintendo itself. As the recognisable face for Mario and the company, he often reflects the opinions and ideology shared by his colleagues, so it's not...

  • News Zelda Remakes Still Part of Nintendo's Quest

    Miyamoto weighing up two distinct options

    Ever since The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D arrived on 3DS, fans of the series have been eager to see what's next. Our team had hopes, before they were cruelly dashed, that an all-new Zelda entry would be teased for 3DS at E3. Judging on comments made by Shigeru Miyamoto to IGN, however, it seems that...

  • News Miyamoto Talks Down Idea of 3DS Redesign

    Thinking about 'future generation of handheld'

    On the cusp of E3 we reported a rumour, from Japanese newspaper Nikkei, that Nintendo was planning to announce a bigger 3DS, which was subsequently denied by Nintendo. It wasn't the first time that talk of a 3DS redesign had surfaced, with previous rumours of an amended system that would include a...

May2012

  • News Shigeru Miyamoto Awarded Prestigious Spanish Prize

    For communications and humanities

    Shigeru Miyamoto has won a few major awards over the years as recognition for his exemplary contribution to the gaming industry. He's been awarded a BAFTA fellowship and was the first inductee into the Spike VGA Video Game Hall of Fame, to name just two honours. He's now been confirmed as the recipient of this...

March2012

January2012

  • News Miyamoto Focused on New Franchises

    Handing over the Master Sword

    In December last year rumours swirled around the internet that Shigeru Miyamoto was planning to retire from his role, reports of which were swiftly denied. Although it transpired as a misinterpreted comment in an interview, it still led to a number of questions about the future of Nintendo and its major franchises. According to comments in the latest investor's..

December2011

  • News How Was Super Mario Bros. 3 Made?

    Origin tails

    The Tanooki tail is back in a big way this year, but it's time to take a look back at when and how it entered the Mario canon way back in Super Mario Bros. 3. Chris Covell's website has a translation of The Stars of Famicom Games, a 1989 book taking a sneaky peek at how Mario's greatest 8-bit adventure was created, from ideas to manufacturing. Shigeru Miyamoto, Koji Kondo, Takashi..

  • News Miyamoto: "Retro Could Work with Nintendo on Zelda"

    Zelda Prime?

    Retro Studios has a pretty incredible development record: having developed Metroid Prime Trilogy and Donkey Kong Country Returns there's understandable excitement about what other Nintendo franchises the Texan studio can turn its magic hand to next. How about The Legend of Zelda? Shigeru Miyamoto spoke to 1Up about Retro's involvement...

  • News Miyamoto Sure Has Some Weird Game Ideas

    Baby-raising and family struggles

    Shigeru Miyamoto's ideas come from all angles. Pikmin came from gardening; Wii Fit from his wife bringing home a new set of bathroom scales. We're almost afraid to ask about the inspiration of an idea revealed in a recently translated discussion all the way from 1989 (thanks to Siliconera.) The discussion in question takes place between Miyamoto and Dragon Quest..

  • News Nintendo Takes Home Four Awards at Spike VGAs

    Read all about it

    Last night's Spike Video Game Awards might have been more of a glossy advert reel than a bona fide awards show, but that doesn't take the sheen off Nintendo's four awards on the night. The biggest gong saw The Legend of Zelda receive the first-ever Video Game Hall of Fame Award, picked up by none other than Shigeru Miyamoto, who...

  • News Photos of Shigeru Miyamoto Sat in a Real Life Mario Kart

    No words required

    It's been more like Shigeru Miyamoto Life around these parts this week, with Nintendo's legendary designer hitting the headlines for his apparent — though later rescinded — announcement of his retirement. He's still a fun lovin' kind of guy though, as these photos of him sat in a real-life Mario Kart prove. Miyamoto was in...

  • News Miyamoto: "Eventually Nintendo Must Survive Without Me"

    It is inevitable

    All the talk of Shigeru Miyamoto retiring or stepping down — neither of which he's doing, of course — got many thinking about Nintendo's future after its talismanic figure leaves. Miyamoto himself spoke to the Wall Street Journal blog briefly about company life after his departure, and acknowledges Nintendo must prosper without...

  • News Nintendo: Miyamoto Is Not Stepping Down

    Issues statement

    Shigeru Miyamoto is not stepping down from his current position as head of Nintendo's Entertainment Analysis and Development team, Nintendo has confirmed. In an interview with Wired Miyamoto seemingly announced he was stepping down into a smaller role, but an official statement from Nintendo says this is not the case: Video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto's role at Nintendo is not..

  • News Miyamoto Not Stepping Down Into Smaller Role

    Update: Nintendo clarifies

    Update: Nintendo has issued a clarifying statement that says Miyamoto has not left his position: Video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto's role at Nintendo is not changing. He will continue to be a driving force in Nintendo's development efforts. In discussing his priorities at Nintendo in a media interview, Mr. Miyamoto...

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