Shigeru Miyamoto Archive

Iwata Asks: An interview with Miyamoto about the Wii U

Nintendo have published an Iwata Asks interview they conducted with Miyamoto focusing on the Wii U. If you’re in the loop with the blog, you probably won’t find any major surprises in there. However, it’s a good piece of reading that provides a great recap on the design philosophy behind the Wii U – “deeper [...]

Miyamoto was less involved in Wii U development

While speaking to the French website écrans Shigeru Miyamoto explained that he was less involved in the development of the Wii U than he was with Nintendo’s two previous consoles. He was directly involved in the development of the Wii and GameCube systems but this time around he took a more advisory role. “For the GameCube and [...]

Miyamoto: The Wii U will inspire developers

In an interview with French newspaper Liberation, Miyamoto explained that the Wii U would inspire developers to create new types of games. When asked whether the uniqueness of the Wii U would make development for the console more complex Miyamoto said: “It will not be difficult. In a way, it will be even easier because [...]

Miyamoto confirms that Zelda is coming to the Wii U

The stunning “Legend of Zelda HD Experience” demo Nintendo showed at E3 got many of us (including myself) drooling at the possibility of seeing the masterful gameplay of the Zelda series finally combine with some high-caliber hardware. However, Nintendo made it very clear that it was only a demo, and not necessarily a real game [...]

Wii U not meant to outpower PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360

While our image of the Wii U’s exact tech specs is still rather vague, Miyamoto dropped the bomb in an interview with GameSpot that Nintendo is not aiming to crush the competition with vastly superior graphics, citing price as the reason they’re once again going to sell the Wii U on its unique controller instead. [...]

Miyamoto hints at Pikmin 3

How we have yearned for Pikmin 3 to appear and now it seems our wishes have come true. It had been rumoured that Pikmin 3 would be making its way to the Wii U but now we seem to have a quote from Miyamoto which almost guarantees that the game will be coming sometime in [...]

Miyamoto talks Project Café

In an interview with the Telegraph, Miyamoto dropped a little tidbit on the approach Nintendo is taking with the Wii’s successor: There’s definitely space for uniqueness in a home console. As you know the Wii is family orientated, played in the living room of the household. We’re hoping to evolve that, there’s a variety of [...]

Project Café to launch with new IP?

According to an unknown retail source, the Wii’s successor is due to launch with a new IP. The IP is supposed to be “visually beautiful” and will be revealed at E3. And that’s all we’ve got. It won’t be the first time Nintendo came out with a brand new IP to market a console with [...]

Project Café to ‘offer a new way of playing games within the home’

Iwata seems to be warming up for tonight’s investor relations meeting. At a conference earlier today, he assured us that the Wii’s successor will ‘offer a new way of playing games within the home.’ The full quote is as follows: As for the details of exactly what it will be, we have decided that it [...]

Miyamoto: HD is in, Wii 2 will also ‘feature something totally different’

Miyamoto confirms not only that the Wii’s successor will be HD, but assures us that it’ll feature something awesome and surprising, too.