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  • News 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...

  • News Miyamoto: Harnessing NFC On Wii U Is Our Priority Right Now

    Nintendo's Senior Managing Director also talks dual GamePad support

    Super Mario creator and Nintendo Senior Managing Director Shigeru Miyamoto has revealed a little more about his company's plans for the Wii U console, and NFC features quite heavily. Speaking with Polygon, Miyamoto stressed that NFC is going to happen in a big way on the Wii U:...

January2013

October2012

September2012

  • News Metroid Blast Joins Nintendo Land Roster

    Samus old story

    New screens have broken cover online which show a new game in the forthcoming Wii U title Nintendo Land. Metroid Blast is - as you might expect from the name - set in the universe made so famous by the heroic exploits of Samus Aran. It appears to feature co-operative gameplay, with players taking out large-scale enemies. Nintendo...

June2012

  • News Pikmin 3 Will Not Include Online Multiplayer

    Local co-op is included

    It shows how eagerly anticipated Pikmin 3 has been that Nintendo wasted no time opening its show with the title at E3: the regular teases over a number of years meant that it was always going to be a high profile reveal. More details on the Wii U title are starting to emerge, and one negative is that the multiplayer component...

  • E3 2012 Miyamoto Talks Zelda Wii U Experiments

    Several in the works

    Last year's Zelda HD experience was certainly graphically impressive, but as always Nintendo was keen to stress it was just an example of what's possible; we know from past experience Zelda tech demos often vastly differ from the finished product. Nintendo's main man Shigeru Miyamoto told Entertainment Weekly there are various...

  • E3 2012 Miyamoto's Small Game is Under Wraps For Now

    Maybe next year

    Shigeru Miyamoto's talked in the past about working on smaller projects, but the only project of his we saw at E3 2012 was Pikmin 3. He's assured Joystiq he is still working on something but we probably won't see it until next year. People like to ask me if I want to do a small project with a small team. I do like working with a...

April2012

February2012

  • News Miyamoto Having a Ball Working on Pikmin 3

    Now how about showing us?

    Shigeru Miyamoto has been working on Pikmin 3 for years — we first heard of it nearly three years ago — but so far we've yet to see a single snifter of a teaser of a screenshot. Having worked so long on something so secretive, is Miyamoto in danger of losing his passion for Pikmin? Not on your Bulborb. Speaking to...

January2012

  • News Miyamoto Working On Secret, Original Game

    A lot on his plate

    According to an interview with Zoomin.TV, Shigeru Miyamoto is currently at work on an unannounced, original game. Miyamoto himself didn't say anything about the game, so we have nothing else to go on: no format, no genre and no hint at which of his hobbies it'll be based on. Miyamoto is still working on Luigi's Mansion 2 for 3DS...

November2011

  • News Miyamoto Plays Games, a Lot

    Is 10 hours a day enough?

    It's been reported today that Shigeru Miyamoto often spends around 10 hours a day playing games, in work. According to a translation, Miyamoto says he is "continually playing the games and checking their content, and sharing my opinion with the development staff." It's stated that he typically has around seven...

  • Feature How Japanese Folklore Inspired Mario's Tanooki Suit

    What’s a Tanooki, anyway?

    Ever since Super Mario Bros. 3 landed on store shelves, when Nintendo fans hear the word “tanooki” they almost always produce an excited smile and start reminiscing about days spent flying through levels as Racoon Mario. If you were to utter this same word today around these same Nintendo fans you’d probably get a...

September2011

  • News Let Shigeru Miyamoto Take You Through Skyward Sword

    And in English, too

    If you can't get enough of Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, what could be better than an official tutorial from Shigeru Miyamoto himself? How about a video showing Miyamoto in full-on Link mode, swinging his very own Master Sword around like the Hero of Time himself? Now we're talking. The video below is eight minutes of Skyward Sword with an officially translated commentary from..

June2010

  • News Shigeru Miyamoto is Certainly Not Short on Coins

    Breaking news! Creator of Mario is wealthy!

    Shigeru Miyamoto is one of the industry's founding fathers and there's no doubt the industry would be a very different place without him, so it seems fair that he's paid accordingly. Recently documents that reveal the pay of top Japanese executives, including Nintendo have come to light, and the salaries of Mr Miyamoto and Nintendo President Satoru Iwata..

May2010

April2010

  • News NES Autographed by Miyamoto Sells for Just $1000

    And not a penny more

    How much would you pay for a working Nintendo Entertainment System signed by Shigeru Miyamoto? $1,000? More? If you answered the latter, you've missed your opportunity to bid on this item, sold today on eBay for just a cool thousand. Of course, the buyer may just put the system up for auction again, as surely someone would be willing to pay more. If you're that person, keep..

  • News Miyamoto Hints At Wii 2, Wii HD

    Gaming god also suggests that Star Fox may be blasting his way onto Wii

    See that smoke on the horizon, son? That's the rumour mill starting. The gaming public notoriously gets its hopes up when Miyamoto opens his mouth: it gives us permission to dream once more, like kids on Christmas Eve. Only a fool would think that Nintendo isn't working on their...

March2010

  • News Miyamoto: 2010 Will Be Great For Hardcore Nintendo Fans

    Mario Galaxy 2, Metroid and Zelda should keep everyone happy

    The Wii may be getting a little long in the tooth now but that hasn't stopped Shigeru Miyamoto from commenting that 2010 is likely to be one of the best years yet for the format. Speaking to UK site CVG, the highly-respected games designer references several key titles, including the new Wii Zelda and Pikmin - although they may not..