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News: Bill Trinen Shares His History of the Treehouse, Localisation and Translating for Shigeru Miyamoto

Bill Trinen Shares His History of the Treehouse, Localisation and Translating for Shigeru Miyamoto

Back in '98 the Treehouse was a team of two

For those that follow Nintendo closely, through its various Direct broadcasts and public events, Bill Trinen has become a familiar and popular figurehead. He may be the Director of Product Marketing at Nintendo of America, a job that saw him nervously watching the time ahead of a meeting while making an...

News: Shigeru Miyamoto Explains His Belief That the Video Game Industry's "Creativity is Still Immature"

Shigeru Miyamoto Explains His Belief That the Video Game Industry's "Creativity is Still Immature"

"We might be able to create new entertainment that dominates the industry"

If you enjoy debating the state of the video game industry with others, you've no doubt had a number of conversations focused on the kinds of games we're seeing in the medium. In some respects we're seeing rapid evolution, with multiple pay models, platforms and input devices...

News: Shigeru Miyamoto States There Are "A Few" Zelda Titles In Development, Aiming To Evolve The Series

Shigeru Miyamoto States There Are "A Few" Zelda Titles In Development, Aiming To Evolve The Series

"We have ideas for Nintendo 3DS which we have not announced yet"

There's little doubt that, among Nintendo's various big-name franchises, The Legend of Zelda is currently one of the most discussed and prominent at the moment. The Legend of Zelda for Wii U was shown for the first time at E3 this year, while Hyrule Warriors is getting closer to its...

News: Miyamoto Thinks That Nintendo Are in a Genre of Their Own

Miyamoto Thinks That Nintendo Are in a Genre of Their Own

“I really think there needs to be a Nintendo genre"

Legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto recently did an interview with the LA Times where he discussed Nintendo's focus on creating games which entertain, as opposed to simply trying to be "cool". He even went on to say that Nintendo should have a genre of their own. Nintendo isn’t one...

News: Shigeru Miyamoto Discusses Future Cross-Platform Development as an "Opportunity" for Nintendo

Shigeru Miyamoto Discusses Future Cross-Platform Development as an "Opportunity" for Nintendo

Will "think about" Virtual Console cross-buy support

Nintendo's development teams are currently exceptionally busy, producing content to cover release schedules for both Wii U and 3DS, two systems with fairly substantial disparities in raw processing power. The idea of simply streaming Wii U games to 3DS, for example, has never been seriously...

News: Reggie Fils-Aime Defends Wii U Prospects as Shigeru Miyamoto Highlights Nintendo's Creativity

Reggie Fils-Aime Defends Wii U Prospects as Shigeru Miyamoto Highlights Nintendo's Creativity

Miyamoto-san - "the numbers have never been as bad as they are now"

We're entering a vital period for the Wii U — though that's been said plenty of times in the past — as Nintendo looks to use the early success of Mario Kart 8 to kick off a sustained revival of the system. The company threw a lot of exciting Wii U content out for the world to...

News: Shigeru Miyamoto Confirms That Dual GamePad Support is Still Possible, But Not Soon

Shigeru Miyamoto Confirms That Dual GamePad Support is Still Possible, But Not Soon

"Two GamePad gameplay is not within our objectives in the short-term"

Prior to the Wii U's launch the company made positive noises about introducing support for two GamePad controllers in future titles, explaining that they'd eventually go on sale as optional extra controllers. It seemed like an exciting idea, despite the likelihood of a high price...

News: Shigeru Miyamoto Outlines His Work Routine and Highlights Splatoon Development Team

Shigeru Miyamoto Outlines His Work Routine and Highlights Splatoon Development Team

Also says Virtual Reality gives him "quite a bit of pause"

Shigeru Miyamoto's role at Nintendo has changed a great deal in recent years, with the legendary game designer now one of the most senior managers in the company and responsible for far more than developing a game or two a year. Rumours of retirement a couple of years ago transpired to be a...

E3 2014: Reggie Fils-A-Mech Does Battle With Shigeru Miyamoto, Sort Of

Reggie Fils-A-Mech Does Battle With Shigeru Miyamoto, Sort Of

Some welcome E3 madness

Nintendo is normally a reliable source of quirky E3 moments, whether it's the appearance of Non-Specific Action Figure, Shigeru Miyamoto pretending to shoot out of a Donkey Kong barrel or many examples besides. If light relief is what you want, the company normally delivers. A candidate for this year's best silly moment has...

E3 2014: Quickfire Shigeru Miyamoto Video Focuses On His Three GamePad Projects

Quickfire Shigeru Miyamoto Video Focuses On His Three GamePad Projects

Watch a player's face as they play Star Fox...

Nintendo is slowly waking up for day two of E3, and has released a snappy video featuring Shigeru Miyamoto that's focused on his GamePad-centric projects. It was formally stated to investors in January that the Director and lead designer would be tasked with developing experiences to accentuate the...

News: Shigeru Miyamoto Confirmed for Day One Appearance on Nintendo Treehouse Live Broadcast

Shigeru Miyamoto Confirmed for Day One Appearance on Nintendo Treehouse Live Broadcast

Satoru Iwata thanks all for well wishes

It had previously been announced that Shigeru Miyamoto would be making an appearance on the rolling Treehouse broadcast that'll be taking place throughout E3. It's set to be a largely unscripted aspect of Nintendo's presence over the three days, though we have been given a rough idea of when Miyamoto-san will...

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

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

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 Doesn't Rule Out Additional HD Remakes and a Return to the Mario Galaxy Style

Shigeru Miyamoto Doesn't Rule Out Additional HD Remakes and a Return to the Mario Galaxy Style

Naturally, new software is the priority

With the recent release of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, the continuing absence of the rumoured and desired GameCube library on the Wii U Virtual Console, and the ongoing and lingering sense that the Wii in HD would have been extra-special, it seems Nintendo is considering future opportunities to...

News: Shigeru Miyamoto Explains That Internal Development Teams "Gravitate" Towards Big Franchises

Shigeru Miyamoto Explains That Internal Development Teams "Gravitate" Towards Big Franchises

Less about names and more about desired game styles

We suspect a common complaint for some with Nintendo's current and confirmed lineup of titles is the absence of particular cherished and relatively under-served franchises. Examples such as Star Fox, F-Zero and 1080° are notable examples, as they enjoyed various entries on previous systems yet...

News: Miyamoto: Retro Studios is High on The List of Candidates For A New Metroid Game

Miyamoto: Retro Studios is High on The List of Candidates For A New Metroid Game

Discusses Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and the future of Samus

The UK Official Nintendo Magazine published its 100th issue this month, which is a pretty impressive milestone, and to celebrate it sat down with Shigeru Miyamoto and spoke about several things, including Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze and Metroid. During the interview,...