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Miyamoto Talks Wii U, Remakes

by Nicholas Bray - June 20, 2011, 11:03 pm PDT
Total comments: 1 Source: http://e3.gamespot.com/story/6320234/e3-2011-miyam..., GameSpot

Nintendo's top game designer also hasn't forgotten the Virtual Boy.

In a recent GameSpot interview, Shigeru Miyamoto was asked about various things, ranging from Starfox 64 3D to Nintendo's stance on the Wii U's power and pricing. Below are some points from the interview.

- Miyamoto feels that it was better for Nintendo to simply revamp Starfox 64, instead of making a new one from the ground up. Because it re-introduces the basis of the series to new people, and it was a way for Nintendo to get the game out more quickly.

- The Virtual Boy has not been forgotten by Miyamoto, and he has plans to possibly bring those games back on the 3DS. Although they might not be simple Virtual Console ports.

- On the subject of hardware power and pricing, Miyamoto said that Nintendo is very sensitive to what they price their systems at. They have to strike a balance so that parents are willing to buy the system, but at the same time they have all these technological advances which contribute to the overall cost. He thinks that Nintendo is a company that probably pays the most attention between the hardware capabilities and the price of it.

- When showing off the Wii U controller to third party developers, Nintendo shows them various examples of how it could be used in games. Nintendo finds that the more they show them, the more it gets their creativity flowing and they start to see how they can implement it into games they currently have in development.

Read the entire interview at GameSpot.


CericJune 21, 2011


SM: Well, for me personally, I'd like to see my kids get married and give me some grandkids. Well, I don't really have a specific goal. I mean, if anything, lately what's been most important to me is to work with my teams and the people that I work with and work on our projects. And when we're done, to be able to look back and say, "Man, that was a tough project, but we had a lot of fun doing that."

I can just hear his girls groaning.


We're very sensitive, of course, to trying to do all of this at an appropriate price. So I don't know that we would be able to sit here and say that it's going to necessarily dramatically outperform the systems that are out now. It's part of the balance that we strike in terms of trying to find entertainment that is new and unique.

Danger Will Robinson, Danger!

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