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The Wii U isn't dead yet photo
Unless it delays everything, please understand!
After the recent announcement that Zelda for Wii U wouldn't be releasing in 2015, people all around the Internet have been losing their collective minds screaming that the Wii U is dead when really, it is anything but. So join me as I refresh your memory and get you back on the Nintendo hype train for 2015. read feature

Mario Paint photo
Mario Paint

Miyamoto originally pitched Mario for Splatoon


Maybe that scared the team into coming up with something more creative
Mar 18
Splatoon's squishy squids that characterize the game came long after the graffiti-tagging gameplay concept. "We had found that the ink-battle play mechanic was fun, and the team was working very hard to brush up on that aspe... read
Nintendo Amusement Park photo
Nintendo Amusement Park

What would it be like if Nintendo ran a theme park?


I'm like, 'Yo - that's fifty dollars for a ten-year old game.'
Feb 17
Nintendo is a company whose name is synonymous with videogames (just point at any console and ask my granny what it's called). It's produced some of the most beloved and iconic characters of the last century, and is still goi... read
More F-Zero, maybe photo
More F-Zero, maybe

Miyamoto thinks F-Zero needs a 'new type of controller interface'


We'd be fine without it, all the same
Jan 06
In a recent appearance on Smosh Games (interview starts at 4:35), Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto touched on a range of topics, including the future of F-Zero and Pikmin. The famed designer gave a concise update on the latter se... read
Nintendo photo
Nintendo

Miyamoto on Zelda Wii U, amiibo cards, and the next Nintendo console


Company 'working on ideas for new hardware systems'
Dec 19
In an interview with the Associated Press, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto spoke about several topics, including sold-out amiibo figures, the future of Mario, and next year's open-world Zelda. On missing exclusive in-game content... read
Giant Zelda photo
And it's giant
So the new Legend of Zelda is doing the, "Look, you can go anywhere you see in the distance" thing. And doing the, "our world is huge, look at our map, look at our waypoint system" thing. Shigeru Miyamoto and Eiji ... read feature

Pikmin photo
Pikmin

Nintendo is laying the groundwork for the next Pikmin, says Miyamoto


You really should try to the Pikmin 3 demo
Nov 06
Tucked away in Nintendo's recent investor Q&A, senior managing director Shigeru Miyamoto commented on what's ahead for the "unique joy" that is the Pikmin series. This week, the company released three animated short films... read
Pikmin stuff photo
Pikmin stuff

Miyamoto's animated Pikmin shorts on sale, Pikmin 3 gets demo


For Wii U and 3DS
Nov 05
Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto has been working on little, animated Pikmin shorts instead of making games. Good for him. I want him to make wine next. Coppola did it.  Pikmin Short Movies goes on sale after this Ninte... read
Nintendo short film photo
Nintendo short film

Shigeru Miyamoto made an animated Pikmin short film


Screening next month in Tokyo
Sep 11
Famed Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto has produced an animated short based on the Pikmin series that will debut at the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival next month. The film, Pikmin Short Movies, is made up of three e... read
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Shigeru Miyamoto

Miyamoto explains Nintendo's reignited passion for core gaming


'In the days of DS and Wii, Nintendo tried its best to expand the gaming population.'
Aug 28
It's fairly obvious that Nintendo has been ramping up its concerted efforts to attract and maintain its core base, and Shigeru Miyamoto's latest comments confirm that it's not just a coincidence. Miyamoto spoke with Edge in a... read
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Miyamoto talks the future of Zelda and the entertainment industry
Jonathan told you how Nintendo's 74th annual general meeting of shareholders came across like a bad comments section. Now, here's that meeting in-depth as translated by Nintendo itself. Notably, CEO Satoru Iwata was absent du... read feature

Wii U 3DS Cross-Buy photo
Wii U 3DS Cross-Buy

Miyamoto talks about cross-buy possibilities with Wii U and 3DS


He will 'think about it'
Jun 24
Sony has a Cross-Buy system out for its digital storefront, and it's pretty amazing. For select games if you buy them once, you'll have access on up to three systems depending on the game -- PS3, PS4, and Vita (sometimes the ... read
Miyamoto photo
Miyamoto

Miyamoto: 'Two GamePad gameplay is not within our objectives in the short-term'


Aw, nuts
Jun 20
Ever since the launch of the Wii U, we've heard the same song and dance about the dual GamePad situation -- "it's possible, it's just not a priority." IGN had a chance to chat with Nintendo at E3 about said possibility in the... read
Miyamoto on VR photo
Miyamoto on VR

Miyamoto 'uneasy' at idea of VR players playing by themselves


It's in direct contrast to what the Wii U tries to accomplish
Jun 17
As virtual reality becomes more and more of a, well, reality, traditional videogame companies have taken serious steps to adapting to the trend. For instance, Sony's currently working on its Project Morpheus. Nintendo might b... read
Star Fox photo
Star Fox

Star Fox in full development with 'about a year' to go


Miyamoto: 'It's been maybe 6 to 10 months that we've been experimenting with it'
Jun 12
So many awesome-looking Nintendo games at E3 that are ... not releasing this year. Drat. While the new Star Fox for Wii U didn't look especially "awesome" -- not yet -- add it to that list. Well, obviously! But, specifically,... read
Wii U photo
Wii U

Miyamoto's three new Wii U games in action


Star Fox, robots, and home invasion
Jun 11
Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto has new projects in development for the Wii U that use both the GamePad and television screen, and here he is introducing three of them at E3 2014. Project Giant Robot puts you in the cockpit of a... read
Miyamoto games photo
Also, 'Project Giant Robot,' and 'Project Guard'
Well that didn't take long. Nintendo has sent over word to Destructoid that three games have been confirmed from the mind of Shigeru Miyamoto -- Star Fox, Project Giant Robot, and Project Guard. All of these will be on t... read feature

Mario photo
Mario

Super Mario 3D World was designed with the New SMB crowd in mind


'There’s still a lot more room for discovery and invention,' says producer
May 01
Having finally gotten a Wii U, my goal this week has been to play Super Mario 3D World and at least try not to burn through it too quickly. It's tough, though, with the promise of something new pushing me to continually do "j... read
Mario photo
Mario

Super Mario 3D World's Double Mario power was an accident


And other tidbits from the development team
Nov 14
The end of the recent Iwata Asks about Super Mario 3D World made it clear that more Super Mario Galaxy is a definite possibility, which was probably the biggest news of the piece -- but there are other behind-the-scenes tidbi... read
Mario Galaxy not dead photo
Mario Galaxy not dead

Mario Galaxy is not dead, says Shigeru Miyamoto


Thank goodness
Nov 14
I'm not sure how many of you thought that Super Mario 3D World signaled the end of the Galaxy sub-franchise, but Miyamoto has seen fit to put a stop to any rumors that may be milling about out there. In the latest Iwata asks,... read
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Nintendope

Nintendope: My fantasy hang-out session with the Big N


Promoted from our Community Blogs!
Nov 09
[Dtoid community blogger DoctorHair shared this... uh... well, he... yeah... just read it. It's goddamn hilarious. --Mr Andy Dixon] Welcome to Fantasy Blunt Scenarios: A new, ongoing original series concerning groups of peopl... read
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Nintendo

Miyamoto wants to get more involved with smaller projects


'Little chance that he could take the time to work on the next Mario'
Nov 03
In a recent interview with French outlet Gamekult, Nintendo's spritely King of old man magic voiced plans to move away from headlining the Mario franchise -- "Creating a game of the caliber of Super Mario 3D World takes a lot... read
Pikmin photo
Pikmin

There's a code hidden in Pikmin 3, according to Miyamoto


Okay, fine, I'll go find all of those memos
Aug 01
Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto has taken to the Miiverse to tease a code in Pikmin 3 that can be found by collecting Secret Memos scattered throughout the game: "Did you know that once you've collected ten of these Secret... read
Nintendo photo
Nintendo

Miyamoto: Nintendo working on new franchise


Aiming for a spring 2014 release
Jul 10
Exciting news, everyone! Nintendo has new franchise in development and it'll be here sooner than you think. In the latest edition of Weekly Famitsu, company man Shigeru Miyamoto decided to be a big old tease, letting slip jus... read
Nintendo photo
Nintendo

Miyamoto on why Nintendo is slow to create new characters


'Focus first on creating fun and new gameplay'
Jul 08
In an interview with Game Informer, Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto spoke about where the company's priorities lie in terms of creating new intellectual properties. There are a lot of familiar franchises coming up for Wii ... read
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Conan O'Brien

Conan O'Brien visits E3, hilarity ensues


He gets to chat with Miyamoto as well
Jun 26
As part of his "Clueless Gamer" series, Conan O'Brien visited E3 this year, and checked out the PS4, Xbox One, Wii U, and pretty much everything else he could get his hands on. He spoke with Sony's Aram Jabbari, Microsoft's ... read
Nintendo Direct Pikmin photo
Nintendo Direct Pikmin

Watch the entire Nintendo Direct Pikmin presentation here


20-minute Pikmin presentation shows off footage
Jun 26
This morning, Nintendo put on a special Japan-only Nintendo Direct specifically for Pikmin 3. It's basically a "Let's Play" for the game starring Miyamoto, as he leads someone through a demonstration of a typical level. For ... read
Nintendo photo
Nintendo

Majora's Mask remake still on Miyamoto's mind


I shall consume. Consume... consume everything...
Jun 22
Nintendo is still thinking about a potential remake of The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. Speaking with IGN, series creator Shigeru Miyamoto said "they're still in my memory" of Zelda fans that have long clamored for an enha... read
Nintendo photo
Nintendo

Nintendo increasing staff to forge more games and new IPs


Shigeru Miyamoto explains the future of Nintendo's game development
Jun 22
Would you like to see a new Metroid, Wave Race, or Star Fox game? Perhaps some Chibi-Robo love? Hell, maybe even a new IP? Well, apparently nothing is out of the question with Nintendo as they look to build and strengthen the... read
New F-Zero unlikely photo
New F-Zero unlikely

New F-Zero unlikely, Miyamoto unsure where to take series


Nintendo's idea man doesn't have ideas on how to make F-Zero 'great again'
Jun 20
Mario Kart 8 is extending into a less traditional direction after the somewhat tired Mario Kart 7, but it appears the future isn't so bright for Nintendo's lesser-known, higher-octane racing series, F-Zero. The Mario Kart ser... read
Miyamoto on Zelda photo
Miyamoto on Zelda

Miyamoto wasn't pleased with his work on Zelda II


I was, however
Jun 19
After following up on a comment legendary Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto made about making a "bad game," Kotaku got a fairly surprising answer: that game was Zelda II. Miyamoto confirms this outright stating, "I wouldn't ... read
Pikmin photo
Pikmin

Miyamoto talks about attacking eyeballs in Pikmin 3


He speaks English and is adorable
Jun 12
Nintendo continues to show that they don't give a rat's ass about following trends, and I think it's fantastic. While Capcom is working to make the next Dead Rising appeal to the Call of Duty fanbase and Namco Bandai wants t... read






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