Shigeru Miyamoto News

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...

News: Miyamoto: Consumers Should Have Access To Their Games "For A Long Time"

Miyamoto: Consumers Should Have Access To Their Games "For A Long Time"

What's yours should be yours

Microsoft has shot itself in the foot so many times over the past few weeks that we imagine it's running perilously short on toes right now, but one of the biggest PR disasters it has experienced has to be the Xbox One's policy regarding game ownership. When you buy a game for the forthcoming console, you're effectively...

News: Miyamoto: Zelda Wii U Was Considered For Display At This Year's E3

Miyamoto: Zelda Wii U Was Considered For Display At This Year's E3

The game is progressing nicely

Fans of the Zelda series were treated to footage and information on both The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD, and the newly titled The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds. This was more than enough to feed our needy ears, however a lot of us are itching to hear about the Zelda title in development for the Wii U...

News: Translated 1997 Interview with Miyamoto and Itoi Reveals Nintendo 64 Insights

Translated 1997 Interview with Miyamoto and Itoi Reveals Nintendo 64 Insights

Details on their professional relationship, the 64DD and N64 advertising

Japanese translation blog Yomuka! has produced a full English transcript of an interview with Shigeru Miyamoto and Shigesato Itoi (MOTHER series) that originally appeared in Japanese gaming magazine, The 64 Dream. The extensive interview from December 1997 provides a great...

News: Miyamoto Discusses Retirement In Recent Interview

Miyamoto Discusses Retirement In Recent Interview

That day will be a sad day indeed

We're not looking forward to the day that Shigeru Miyamoto retires from Nintendo, but sadly, it's inevitable. The legendary video games producer, who turned 60 last November, said in a recent interview with GameSpot that it would be strange not to be thinking of retirement, but the various projects and his workload...