Not all of us will be able to experience Super Nintendo World when it opens soon in Universal Studios Japan. But the next best thing is to be given a thorough tour of the area from Shigeru Miyamoto himself! Nintendo uploaded a new video this morning where the creator of the Mushroom Kingdom showed off its real-world counterpart in all its glory.
Back in 1992, Shigeru Miyamoto was interviewed by Famicom Tsuushin upon the release of The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Now a full translation of that revealing interview is online thanks to the efforts of Shmuplations.com. Here are the five most interesting quotes pulled from out of time….
Nintendo and Universal Parks & Resorts shared some new details today on the early insights on their upcoming collaboration. Last year, Nintendo and Universal revealed a partnership that would bring Nintendo-themed attractions to Universal theme parks. You can also check out a new video released on the historic collaboration below.
We know how clickbaity that title is, and how usually such headlines almost never measure up to their content. But this time, we’re pretty sure there are at least five new facts about the original Donkey Kong game you don’t know…because Miyamoto just revealed them to Wired Magazine in an article that was published today.
In honor of the 30th anniversary of Super Mario Bros (which happens to be today), as well as the release of Super Mario Maker, the UK arm of Nintendo has released a new video starring Mario’s creator, Shigeru Miyamoto. In the short video, about a minute or so in length, Miyamoto addresses some rumors that have been floating around for some time regarding his plumber and the series he represents.
Video game movies have a tenuous existence in Hollywood. Either they’re decent, or they’re really bad. On the latter side, if you ask what film is the worst video game movie ever, most fans (who’ll admit seeing it) will say the Super Mario Bros. movie. Having had such bad experiences with that film, and seeing how the rest of video game franchises don’t exact stack up in Hollywood, you’d think Nintendo would be fine staying away from movies based on their characters. But as Shigeru Miyamoto told Fortune, that may not be the case anymore.
Few would say the Wii U itself is a bad console, but it’s the slowest-selling of any Nintendo machine in history (if we’re not counting the Virtual Boy). In a recent interview with Fortune magazine, the legendary game designer and Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto stated that he’s aware part of the failure is on the company for failing to communicate the “true value” of the Wii U to consumers. If you recall, due to the name and some too-vague advertising, a sizable chunk of the general public thought the new console was an add-on to the original Wii.
Still bummed out that Nintendo never spoke a word about their mysterious next-gen console, codenamed the NX, at E3 2015? If you are, someone really should’ve told you beforehand that they specifically said they wouldn’t be talking about it. In a way, though, they did break that promise. Somebody at E3 got to hear all about the NX, but it was head honchos from the leading third-party companies.
TIME Magazine has published more of its exclusive interview with Nintendo president Satoru Iwata. Within it, Iwata reveals some new facts, and disproves some old ones….
TIME Magazine recently sat down with legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto (Mario, Zelda, every single thing anybody knows about game mechanics), and got seven new short stories out of him. In print order, here are the summaries:
After a long drought of animals in spaceships, we know we are getting more StarFox, and soon. Miyamoto confirmed in an interview the game was slated for later this year and would be playable at E3.
During The Game Awards 2014, Nintendo revealed some new gameplay footage for The Legend of Zelda Wii U.