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Miyamoto Says Nintendo NX Will Aggressively Use Their IP | PlayerEssence

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Nintendo Will be More Aggressive Their IP, says Miyamoto


Legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto has stated that Nintendo plans to be more aggressive with their IP going forward. This is in addition to using Smart devices to drive the business.

“We are going to be far more aggressive in using our IP, and not just stop with licensing, as in the past. The first example is Amiibo. We want our IP to better reach more children, and smart devices is just one vehicle.”

Via: Nintendo Everything 

Miyamoto & Tezuka Discuss Balancing Difficulty for Beginners & Advanced Players


Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka discussed balancing games for advanced and beginning players. Get their thoughts on the matter below. 

Super Mario Maker - Hardcover Artbook with Shigeru Miyamoto (Wii U)


Shigeru Miyamoto hopes you’re all making use of the Hardcover Artbook that comes with Super Mario Maker on Wii U.

Nintendo says it’s time to take Super Mario Bros. in a new Direction


One would figure with the Wii U Gamepad and HD system, Miyamoto and staff would have taken Super Mario Bros. in a new direction, but that did not happen. However, Miyamoto now says that it is time to take Super Mario Bros. in a new direction in an interview with TIME:

“Doing this now at the 30th anniversary [of Super Mario Bros.] is really putting some more of that creativity into the players. But at the same time, we as the developers feel that it’s time for us to move in a new direction, and we’re preparing to work on the future of Super Mario from here on.”

Source: TIME

Mario Myths with Mr. Miyamoto Video


Check out this hilarious but informative video with Nintendo games boss Shigeru Miyamoto.

Super Mario Maker Reviews Trailer with Shigeru Miyamoto


Check out this really cool reviews trailer for Super Mario Maker with Shigeru Miyamoto. The game is out this Friday.

Nintendo is Developing Pikmin 4, very Close to Completion

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Nintendo games boss Shigeru Miyamoto has confirmed that Pikmin 4 is in development and it’s “very close to completion.” However, Miyamoto couldn’t confirm a platform its coming to, or when we will see the title.

“It’s actually very close to completion,” Miyamoto said. Pikmin teams are always working on the next one. We can confirm that Pikmin 4 is in development but that is all we can confirm at present.”

Via: MNN, Source Eurogamer

Super Mario Galaxy 3 a Possibility on new Nintendo Hardware, says Miyamoto


Shigeru Miyamoto discussed the possibility of Nintendo making another Super Mario Galaxy styled game.

Shigeru Miyamoto Unlikely to take over as Nintendo President, says Analysts


While Shigeru Miyamoto and Genyo Takeda are currently splitting the duties for Nintendo as president,  analyst are now saying it’s unlikely Miyamoto will take on the role full-time. It seems Takeda is the likely successor to Iwata-san. 

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


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

Shigeru Miyamoto Hanging out with at the Japan Expo 2015


Check out some cool footage of Shigeru Miyamoto at the Japan Expo this past weekend.

Via: GoNintendo

Nintendo Recognizes they let down a Number of E3 Viewers this year, will Work to Improve Next Year’s E3


Nintendo has discussed their E3 2015 showing, and acknowledged the disappointment from fans. In the latest meeting with shareholders, Satoru Iwata and Shigeru Miyamoto have elaborated on the topic.

Star Fox Zero is not far from a VR Experience, says Miyamoto


Star Fox Zero producer Shigeru Miyamoto, has stated that his title is not far off a virtual reality experience, as you use the second screen on the GamePad.

“Thanks to the motion sensor and the second screen on the GamePad, Star Fox Zero is not so far from a VR experience,” said Miyamoto. “Nintendo’s principle was and is always to make games that people play together in front of the TV. I think Star Fox Zero is that. [But] if we someday do experiments in VR, there is the Star Fox brand [we could consider implementing].”

Via: VGChartz, Source: MCVUK

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Shigeru Miyamoto not Involved in Developing Nintendo NX’s Hardware | PlayerEssence

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Shigeru Miyamoto has stated he is not making decisions on the Nintendo NX’s hardware. Francis gives you his take on the whole matter.

Source: PlayerEssence

A Visit To Jim Henson Studios with Mr. Miyamoto


“Mr. Miyamoto, Mr. Tezuka and crew take a trip to Jim Henson Studios to see where the Nintendo puppets were created.”

Source: Nintendo

Star Fox Zero - Miyamoto on Mastering the Controls


German outlet Spiegel Online talked to Star Fox Zero producer Shigeru Miyamoto about mastering the game’s controls in a recent interview.

Spiegel Online: The controls of “Star Fox Zero” are due to the two screens a challenge.

Miyamoto: Compared to other games, it is a bit complex. There are many ways how video games entertain the player. One of it is the process understanding how a game works - another the process to master the controls. With mastering the controls you improve, which results in having fun. Out intention was not that players suggest: “There are two screens, that is making it complicated” Instead: “There are two screens, I can do different things on them.”

Spiegel Online: How long does it take to get into the game?

Miyamoto: It is hard to understand the basics, if you just try Star Fox Zero for a few minutes at like a games expo. Anyhow, if people buy the game and play it at home, after one or two days, they will reach the point where they understand how it works, how to master it - that is the moment the fun begins.

Via: GoNintendo, Source: Spiegel Online

Miyamoto is not Actively Making Decisions with the Nintendo NX’s Hardware


Shigeru Miyamoto played a big hand in the hardware development of the Wii and Wii U. But it seems like he will won’t be playing a hand in developing the specs for the Nintendo NX. In an interview with Fortune, Miyamoto said he has “pulled himself back out of some of the hardware section.” And is “really focused on some of the software”, like StarFox for Wii U.

“I’ve pulled myself back out of some of the hardware section and I’m really focused on some of the software that I’m involved in—for example, the new Starfoxgame,” he says. “Of course I am observing and looking at the hardware, but I am not actively participating and making decisions.”

Source: Fortune 

VR Doesn’t fit with Nintendo’s Living Room Philosophy, says Miyamoto


Nintendo games boss Shigeru Miyamoto says that Virtual Reality doesn’t fit with Nintendo’s approach to living room entertainment.

“The current types of virtual reality aren’t really a good fit for Nintendo’s philosophy of trying to create entertainment that people can play together in the living room. We’re constantly looking at different technology and experimenting with different elements of it, but we’re not feeling virtual reality is currently in a place where it’s ready to be released - as a product that fits with our philosophy of fitting in the living room.

We’re here at E3 this year to really focus on the games that are launching within the next year or so. We’re not showing off or showcasing anything that’s further down the road, and that’s why you don’t see us here with any samples of potential virtual reality type experiences.”

Via: GoNintendo, Source: Yahoo

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Amiibo won’t lock Content away in Star Fox Zero, says Miyamoto


Star Fox Zero will have amiibo support on Wii U, but Shigeru Miyamoto isn’t planning on locking away meaningful content with them.

“In terms of being able to unlock content, I don’t really want to go down that path. For this game, I think of it more as, for people who have the Amiibo, they’re going to get a little something extra and that’s how I’m planning on it with this game. So rather than actual abilities or things like that changing in the game, it would be like getting a different skin for the Arwing or something like that.”

“So, I don’t really want to talk about Nintendo in general today, but in terms of what I’m doing with Star Fox, I’m really not thinking about there being locked content or there being a mode that you won’t be able to play if you don’t have one. Since we already have the existing Smash Bros.

Amiibos I basically want to put in something so if you already have those Amiibos, I imagine people will try and tap them on Star Fox anyway, and I want to make sure there is something that gives them a nice charge when they do that.”

Via: Nintendo Everything, Source: Kotaku

Shigeru Miyamoto Details why Wii U Failed, Hoping for a “big hit” with NX


The Wii U has not sold up to Nintendo’s expectations three years into its lifespan. One of the main figures in designing the Wii U, Shigeru Miyamoto,  has detailed why the system failed, in addition to saying they are hoping for a “big hit” with the Nintendo NX.

“I think unfortunately what ended up happening was that tablets themselves appeared in the marketplace and evolved very, very rapidly, and unfortunately the Wii system launched at a time where the uniqueness of those features were perhaps not as strong as they were when we had first begun developing them.

“So what I think is unique about Nintendo is we’re constantly trying to do unique and different things. Sometimes they work, and sometimes they’re not as big of a hit as we would like to hope.”

Miyamoto continued on saying the company is already hard at work on their next system, codenamed NX, which will get a reveal in 2016.

“After Wii U, we’re hoping that next time it will be a very big hit.”

Reggie Fils-Aime and Metroid Prime producer Kensuke Tanabe have already stated the NX is a home console.

Via: VideoGamer, Source: NPR

Satoru Iwata will not be Attending E3 2015, but Shigeru Miyamoto is


Nintendo president and CEO Satoru Iwata will not be attending this year’s E3 show in Los Angeles. However, Nintendo development boss Shigeru Miyamoto will be in attendance.