Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Legendary creator Shigeru Miyamoto is interested in starting a new franchise

The legendary developer and creator of Mario has expressed interest in finally starting a new franchise. Finally, right? Via Kotaku, a translated Famitsu interview with Miyamoto has revealed that after Pikmin 3 he wants to create a new franchise that will most likely take advantage of the Wii U's hardware. 
Famitsu: So, starting with Pikmin 3, you've got a lot of new Wii U titles planned up until the holiday season. 
Miyamoto: With the recent version upgrade [of the Wii U], we've worked on the system side of things and we're planning on further system tweaks ahead, but even as is, [the Wii U] has become a useful item for the living room. However, it's pointless to talk about other features, no matter how fulfilling, without releasing games of our own, so we hope you'll look forward to the games to come. Next Spring, with the release of Mario Kart 8, we'll have a general selection available, so I've been thinking it would be a good time to bring out a new franchise.
Famitsu: A new franchise! An all-new title that you would be working on? 
Miyamoto: I can't say too much in detail right now, but I've been pretty busy with this title these days.
As expected no information was given as to what it will be.

The reason why he hasn't created a new franchise is such a long time is because he beliefs that creating new franchises with new characters don't automatically translate to new gameplay experiences. But now it seems he wants to offer both: new gameplay experiences with new characters. Cool! 


I love Nintendo but they have been practically recycling throughout the last decade or more... not sure if he will have the creativity to start something original that will be on par with Mario and Zelda.

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