The last few days have presented us with an avalanche of interesting snippets from the one and only Shigeru Miyamoto, and this latest story revolves around his "exciting" plans for the future.

The Mario, Zelda, and Donkey Kong creator recently had an interview with Japanese magazine Famitsu, with translations of particular segments slowly but surely being spread online. This latest translation highlights a few quotes from the man himself on what he hopes to do next in terms of game development:

Miyamoto: I often think in the back of my head that it’d be nice to work on a small project with a group of several people. But at this moment in time, I’ve got a lot of exciting things on my plate other than that... When that time comes, if I can somehow discover an inspiration that I haven’t had before, I’d really like to make that. Nowadays, if I say, 'What do you think about making this?' to those around me, they’re not very receptive. I know it’s going nowhere when they respond with, 'Oh, huh. Interesting.' (Laughs)

He doesn't go into huge detail about what this smaller project or those "exciting things" might be - later in the interview, he actually mentions that his PR spokesperson has forbidden him from speaking about them - but he does hint at what might inspire them. He says he's looking for inspiration "that’s right under [his] nose", just like how the Pikmin series was born thanks to his fondness for gardening. Quick, someone go and check out what hobbies Miyamoto's been enjoying lately!

Would you like to see something fresh from the original Mario maker? Perhaps if we all wish for it at the same time, a new Miyamoto game will appear before our eyes in the next Direct. If only...

[source nintendoeverything.com, via gonintendo.com]