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News: Miyamoto Brought Coat Hangers to his Job Interview

Miyamoto Brought Coat Hangers to his Job Interview

Makes perfect sense

We know that Shigeru Miyamoto likes to do things his own way, and it's safe to say that's got him quite far in this business. Judging from how he approached his first interview at Nintendo, you may be surprised he even got a foot in the door. The traditional props for a job interview tend to be a portfolio of work and a glistening resume, but Mr Miyamoto being Mr Miyamoto..

News: Pikmin 3 Development Going "Extremely Well"

Pikmin 3 Development Going "Extremely Well"

The alien vs. garden battle wages on at Nintendo

Nintendo's E3 showing was quite a success for fans, showcasing the new 3DS handheld and the return of beloved characters in the forms of Donkey Kong Country Returns, Kirby's Epic Yarn and Kid Icarus: Uprising. But despite the slew of new reveals, one question couldn't be shaken: What's up with Pikmin 3? An investor during a recent Q&A session..

News: Miyamoto Ready to Create a New Character

Miyamoto Ready to Create a New Character

This is the year for it, he says

Nintendo superman Shigeru Miyamoto is a man who can extract esoteric game concepts out of the most mundane things. So what's he been up to lately? During a Q&A session with investors (as translated by Andriasang), Miyamoto explained exactly what he's been keeping himself busy with outside of work. Swimming and youth guidance, apparently. Also, I'm still full of..

E3 2010: Miyamoto Unexcitedly Scopes Out Xbox Kinect

Miyamoto Unexcitedly Scopes Out Xbox Kinect

Not feeling it...

After the rip-roaring success that was Nintendo’s showing at E3 this year, you might have assumed that Miyamoto would be relaxing by a pool somewhere imagining the 3DS printing glorious 3D money. Not so, as Gizmodo’s Mark Wilson discovered when developing his holiday snaps from E3. While innocently dancing about like a kid tanked up on Sunny D playtesting Microsoft’s Kinect,..

News: Miyamoto Loves it When Games Resonate

Miyamoto Loves it When Games Resonate

Latest Iwata Asks translated

It's been well-documented that the development of Super Mario Galaxy 2 posed a few tricky decisions for the team: starting out as Super Mario Galaxy 1.5, the role of the story was much-discussed inside Nintendo, with different team members arguing for more or less story. All this led Shigeru Miyamoto to a realisation: he prefers games that resonate rather than ones with..

News: New Zelda Aims for Easier Controls, Big Surprises

New Zelda Aims for Easier Controls, Big Surprises

Miyamoto surprisingly clarifies neither

There's still a sleepless four weeks between us and the new Zelda game for Wii, set to be unveiled at E3. We don't know what it'll look, sound or play like, but a recent interview with Shigeru Miyamoto has revealed it should control more simply than previous Link outings. For us, it is important to the to optimise gameplay and make the controls easier. We do..

News: BAFTA Awarding Miyamoto With Fellowship

BAFTA Awarding Miyamoto With Fellowship

Let's hope it doesn't go to his head

The British Academy of Film and Television Arts announced this week their choice of the next honoree of the BAFTA Fellowship award, and it is none other than legendary Nintendo game designer Shigeru Miyamoto, creator of Mario, Donkey Kong, The Legend of Zelda and more fun than a monkey barrel could ever dream of being. The Fellowship is the esteemed Academy's..

News: Online Mario Multiplayer May Happen Down the Line

Online Mario Multiplayer May Happen Down the Line

Miyamoto not ruling it out

A feature requested by fans and ultimately denied for New Super Mario Bros. Wii was online multiplayer, which would have been a potential new way to get angry at your friends for stealing all of the stupid Ice Flowers when they clearly don't need more than one. Official Nintendo Magazine UK asked series creator Shigeru...

News: Miyamoto: I Wanted To Patent Jumping In Games

Miyamoto: I Wanted To Patent Jumping In Games

Nintendo's latest Q&A session reveals an amusing tid-bit

Nintendo's regular "Iwata Asks" Q&A sessions have thrown up some interesting points and the latest one - featuring Shigeru Miyamoto - is no exception. Miyamoto: After Mario Bros., there were a fair few jumping-style games released by various companies and I felt that this kind of jumping game had been our idea. Iwata: Donkey..

News: Miyamoto Keeps Edging Toward Hardware Design

Miyamoto Keeps Edging Toward Hardware Design

Role shifting since the DS

Shigeru Miyamoto is known for creating some of the best games ever made, some of which necessitated a few revolutionary hardware designs to even be able to play them properly. While his game-making style hasn't changed too much over the years (still mining those hobbies), Miyamoto explained to Edge that over the years his role on the hardware side of things has increased..

News: Voice of Mario Wanted To Voice Link

Voice of Mario Wanted To Voice Link

It's-a me, Leenk! Yippieeeee!

As the voice of Mario, Charles Martinet has been a staple of Nintendo ever since the plumber first showed the industry how 3D gaming is done. But why stop with Mario? Speaking to That Gaming Site (via GoNintendo), Martinet explained how he tried to move his way into Hyrule. I spoke to Mr. Miyamoto and said: “I wanna be Link, I wanna be Link”, and Miyamoto told me..

News: Wii Music Plus Possible?

Wii Music Plus Possible?

Miyamoto sees more in the future of Wii Music.

ONM UK didn't just grill Shigeru Miyamoto on Mario, they also asked him some questions about other games. One of these was Wii Music. It's quite logical to think that after Wii Fit Plus, Nintendo would also want to offer an enhanced version of Wii Music. But although Miyamoto would like to do more with the game, "Wii Music Plus" is not on the..

News: Miyamoto Unsure if Super Mario Galaxy 2 Will Include the Super Guide

Miyamoto Unsure if Super Mario Galaxy 2 Will Include the Super Guide

Remains a New Super Mario Bros. Wii only feature for now.

If you've been following (or have already purchased!) New Super Mario Bros. Wii, you should know that it includes a very helpful feature - the Super Guide will let the game demonstrate how to beat a particular level, so you can copy its tactics if you're having trouble. Of course, thinking forward, Super Mario Galaxy 2 is also being released..

News: Miyamoto Talks Zelda With MotionPlus

Miyamoto Talks Zelda With MotionPlus

Swordplay and targeting get a boost

Details on the next installment in the Legend of Zelda series have been few and far between since Miyamoto unveiled concept art for the in-development title at E3 in June, depicting a swordless Link back-to-back with a mysterious, sword-like creature. Then we heard that the game wouldn't be radically different from previous entries. Oh, and we heard MotionPlus..

News: Miyamoto Ready to Cough Up Nintencats Furball?

Miyamoto Ready to Cough Up Nintencats Furball?

Investor meeting teases upcoming feline fun

Years and years ago, following the runaway success of super-cute puppy sim Nintendogs, Shigeru Miyamoto mentioned he was more of a cat person, leading everyone and their dog to point towards Nintencats clawing its needy way onto DS. Here we are, some four years later, and Mr Miyamoto has just let out a little tease that purrhaps it's on the horizon..

News: Make Miyamoto Smile: Show StarFox Love

Make Miyamoto Smile: Show StarFox Love

Feels Fox fallen, fears future frustration

Some would argue - not necessarily us, but some - that StarFox is a franchise best left dead, having had its glory years nearly a decade ago and only reappearing in mediocre titles since Lylat Wars/StarFox 64 on N64. Shigeru Miyamoto wouldn't say that, though: he's a big fan and is upset the series has declined. Speaking to Multiplayer, Miyamoto discussed..

News: Spirit Tracks "Pushes DS Even Further" Than Prequel

Spirit Tracks "Pushes DS Even Further" Than Prequel

Phantom Hourglass sequel more advanced, says Mr Miyamoto

Of course, with a release date set for December it's going to be a long time before we can vouch for what Mr Miyamoto says, but in a recent - and very short - interview with MTV he did speak very briefly about Link's upcoming adventures on DS and Wii. Speaking about Spirit Tracks, he says that Phantom Hourglass was many people's first Zelda..

News: Luigi WAS in Super Mario 64

Luigi WAS in Super Mario 64

For a bit.

Shigeru Miyamoto's been harping on about a multiplayer Mario for ages, but in a recent interview with Wired.com he revealed there was planned to be two-player support for Super Mario 64, but that it was scrapped. Miyamoto: With Mario 64, we had an experiment that took advantage of the idea of the screen growing larger and smaller...

News: Miyamoto: You Need A Controller For True Immersion

Miyamoto: You Need A Controller For True Immersion

Mario's dad isn't sure Project Natal is a step forward

Microsoft is pretty smug with itself right now. Project Natal has gone down a storm at E3 and the company clearly sees it as the 'next step' in motion control; holding controllers in your hand is so last year, dude. However, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto isn't so sure and insists that for true immersion you need to have something in your hand..