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Star Fox Zero will have amiibo Support Surprise, Miyamoto Discusses Successors

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Nintendo games boss Shigeru Miyamoto, discussed how Star Fox Zero will have some surprises with amiibo. Miyamoto also discussed the future of Nintendo titles.

WSJ: Will there be amiibo for “Star Fox Zero”?

Miyamoto: There will be one new amiibo, the character Falco. He’s part of the “Super Smash Bros.” line but also a “Star Fox” character. You’ll get something — it’s a surprise.

WSJ: Is there a successor ready to take over your work when you retire?

Miyamoto: I have many. In the past, I would often have ideas for games that I would want to create and I would tell the different teams that work for me to make the games. I’ve been working with my teams for a long time. “Splatoon” is an example—the idea came from the youngerr members of that team. At the senior level, we supported them. So that’s how we are transitioning.

Via: GoNintendo, Source: WSJ


  • ImperiusNovus

    What could the amiibo be used for… the “surprise” quote creates much wonder…..

    • FierceGauge82

      There will be an actual arwing amiibo. Mark my words.

      • ImperiusNovus

        I will keep that in mind… if your words spoken live with truth, it will be confirmed that you hold the ability to have visions!

  • Bernadet Gnuyen

    lets hope Iwata picked a successor behind the scenes …Star Fox will be amazing I have no doubts as always i love Star Fox.

    • donzaloog

      I’m hoping the same. That when he realized he was sick, he started training somebody behind the scenes.

      • Hardin Twentyfive

        The fact that he worked over a year after he got treated for it around E3 2014 until his death, knowing he was still not 100%, I know he had to have a successor. Probably that guy from the Japanese Direct in May?

        • Eric

          Hardin, I think you’re right. Iwata probably picked somebody as soon as he got the news of his illness-I’m hoping-and had a plan in case he passed. With a company as large as Nintendo, I find it hard to believe that they wouldn’t have a contingency plan should anything happen to him.

    • ImperiusNovus

      The incident surely left a bit of fear among the industry.
      Perhaps it explains why Miyamoto was given that last question.

      • Bernadet Gnuyen

        I would take Miyamoto as President.

        • ImperiusNovus

          That seems like a possibility. There is possibly a line of successors similar to the one given to Miyamoto. It is far from unreasonable to predict that Miyamoto is one of dozens considered for the position.