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News: Shigeru Miyamoto is Now 62 Years Old

Shigeru Miyamoto is Now 62 Years Old

Still leading the way

Little needs to be said about Shigeru Miyamoto and his contribution to Nintendo — or to be accurate his contribution to the video game industry. He's created some of the world's most iconic franchises and games while, in recent years, stepping back to oversee and assist Nintendo's talented development teams and partners...

News: Expect To See More Spin-Off Titles Like Hyrule Warriors In 2015, Says Miyamoto

Expect To See More Spin-Off Titles Like Hyrule Warriors In 2015, Says Miyamoto

"I feel that next year's Wii U titles are plentiful"

The Wii U is home to some amazing games, but we've had to wait quite a while to get them. Nintendo has taken longer than expected to become accustomed to the demands of HD development, and this has resulted in some titles taking longer than expected to reach store shelves. However, according to...

News: Wii U Shooter Splatoon Almost Starred Mario As The Main Character

Wii U Shooter Splatoon Almost Starred Mario As The Main Character

"There were heated debates over who the main player character should be"

Splatoon was one of the big surprises of Nintendo's E3 showing this year, and looks set to offer an exciting new take on the tried-and-tested squad-based shooter template. It's also refreshing in that it's an entirely new IP — although according to Shigeru Miyamoto, it very...

News: Miyamoto States That Nintendo Is Sticking With "Revolutionary" Hardware For The Foreseeable Future

Miyamoto States That Nintendo Is Sticking With "Revolutionary" Hardware For The Foreseeable Future

"Unique software can always be realized with unique hardware"

The Wii U's commercial struggles and the massive rise in popularity of smart devices has seen many within the industry predict that Nintendo will go multi-platform sooner rather than later, but Shigeru Miyamoto has poured a large bucket of cold water all over such prophecies in a recent...

News: Shigeru Miyamoto Confidently Outlines Nintendo's Move From Casual To Core

Shigeru Miyamoto Confidently Outlines Nintendo's Move From Casual To Core

"People take games for granted now"

The Wii and DS consoles were systems which achieved incredible global success and marked Nintendo's shift from "core" players to a much larger market, dubbed "casual gamers". Titles like Wii Sports, Wii Fit and Brain Training made gamers of people who had historically never taken any interest in interactive...

News: New Fatal Frame Will Be Spooking The Wii U In Japan This September

New Fatal Frame Will Be Spooking The Wii U In Japan This September

Photo finish

Nintendo and Tecmo Koei have lifted the lid on a new Fatal Frame title for the Wii U, which is due to arrive in Japan on 27th September 2014. In a special presentation which featured Nintendo's own Shigeru Miyamoto, the game's Japanese title was revealed to be Zero: Nuregarasu no Miko (Zero: The Black Haired Shrine Maiden). As...

News: Iwata's Approval Rating Rises While Miyamoto's Drops Slightly

Iwata's Approval Rating Rises While Miyamoto's Drops Slightly

Small shifts across the board

The results from Nintendo's AGM are in, and as we already know, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata isn't going anywhere — his approval rating has actually risen over the past year by 3 percent. Last year, his rating was 77.26 percent, but this year's figure is a slightly better 80.64 percent. However, this rise was...

News: Miyamoto Confirms Next Wii U System Update Is Already In Development

Miyamoto Confirms Next Wii U System Update Is Already In Development

More improvements coming to the Wii U

It's fair to say that the last Wii U System Update was a bit special. The Quick Start menu is fantastic, offering the chance to get into your games with less waiting time. It was certainly encouraging to see Nintendo thoughtfully augment the abilities of the console and add something that is of genuine benefit...

News: Super Mario 3D World Director Koichi Hayashida Explains The Origin Of "Miyamoto's Teachings"

Super Mario 3D World Director Koichi Hayashida Explains The Origin Of "Miyamoto's Teachings"

"They’re part of the criterion used for proposals from everyone"

Shigeru Miyamoto is arguably one of the most famous games designers in the world, and it goes without saying that he has influenced countless other developers over the past few decades. He's taken more of a backseat role at the Nintendo of late, but thanks to the efforts of Super...

News: Iwata And Miyamoto Both Take Pay Cuts In Response To Nintendo's Poor Financial Results

Iwata And Miyamoto Both Take Pay Cuts In Response To Nintendo's Poor Financial Results

Iwata halves his salary, Miyamoto takes a 30 percent cut

It has been revealed that Nintendo president Satoru Iwata will be taking a 50 percent pay reduction following Nintendo's recent financial results. He's not the only one taking a cut; legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto will see his wage slashed by 30 percent, as will fellow Nintendo...

News: Rare Originally Conceived Dinosaur Planet As A Racing And Adventure Crossover

Rare Originally Conceived Dinosaur Planet As A Racing And Adventure Crossover

Until Miyamoto had his say, of course

If you're familiar with Nintendo's history then you'll know that Star Fox Adventures on the GameCube actually began life as Dinosaur Planet on the N64. Created by UK studio Rare — then a first-party Nintendo developer — the game had progressed quite far before Shigeru Miyamoto decided that it would make a...

News: Miyamoto: Nintendo Has Unfinished Business With Super Mario Galaxy Series

Miyamoto: Nintendo Has Unfinished Business With Super Mario Galaxy Series

Release of Super Mario 3D World got in the way

Following on from Super Mario 3D World producer Yoshiaki Koizuma comments about the possibility of the Mario series returning to an open-world style approach if there was enough demand for it, EAD General Manager Shigeru Miyamoto has now assured fans in the latest Iwata Asks Interview that the...

News: Super Mario 3D World Producer Says DLC is Unlikely To Happen

Super Mario 3D World Producer Says DLC is Unlikely To Happen

Title will be largely traditional

Nintendo has experimented with DLC on relatively few occasions, and it doesn’t look like its approach to modern-day gaming will be changing pace anytime soon. In mostly unsurprising news, Super Mario 3D World producer Yoshiaki Koizuma has revealed DLC for the upcoming Wii U title is unlikely to happen. Although...

News: David Jaffe Is A Massive Fan Of Nintendo, But Thinks The Company Should Sell Out To Disney

David Jaffe Is A Massive Fan Of Nintendo, But Thinks The Company Should Sell Out To Disney

"I just think it’s time to bring in some new blood"

Outspoken game developer David Jaffe — famous for his work on the Twisted Metal and God of War series — has suggested that Nintendo should sell itself to Disney if it wants to move forward as a company. Speaking to Hip Hop Gamer in an interview which contains some profanity — this is...

News: Working With Western Developers Is All About Trust, Says Miyamoto

Working With Western Developers Is All About Trust, Says Miyamoto

"We know we can rely on them"

It's no secret that the world of games development has shifted slightly in the past few years. Japan was once the centre of the gaming universe, with companies such as Square, Konami, Capcom, Sega and of course Nintendo offering the best titles the world had to offer. While those companies are still doing sterling work,...

News: Pikmin 3 Almost Had Four Heroes And Could Have Appeared On Handhelds

Pikmin 3 Almost Had Four Heroes And Could Have Appeared On Handhelds

Miyamoto gives up fresh development details

Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto has been speaking to Japanese site 4Gamer about the development of Pikmin 3, and has revealed that the game started life as a DS and 3DS prototype before moving over to the Wii U: The truth is we were doing prototype tests of Pikmin for the DS and 3DS but it turned into unit...

News: Angry Birds Creator Cites Nintendo and Miyamoto As His Biggest Influences

Angry Birds Creator Cites Nintendo and Miyamoto As His Biggest Influences

Jaakko Iisalo clearly has good taste

Angry Birds has become something of a phenomenon in the world of video gaming, and has attained the kind of fame that is usually reserved for the likes of Sonic and Mario. Rovio creative director Jaakko Iisalo — the man responsible for the concept and look of the Angry Birds games — has revealed to EDGE his...