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5:30 PM on 03.30.2015

Calm down: Nintendo still has a lot in store for Wii U

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.

Jed Whitaker

3:45 PM on 03.18.2015

Miyamoto originally pitched Mario for Splatoon

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...

Steven Hansen

2:00 PM on 02.17.2015

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

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...

Jason Faulkner

6:30 PM on 01.06.2015

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

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...

Jordan Devore


1:30 PM on 12.19.2014

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

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...

Jordan Devore



The new Legend of Zelda has sunsets, apple picking photo
The new Legend of Zelda has sunsets, apple picking
by Steven Hansen

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 Aonuma did a lil recorded video showing off Link running towards sunsets and through lush grass.

The map would take "a very long time to walk." So there's automatic horse riding to way points, allowing you to do things like shoot arrows and move the camera while on horseback. "Real horses don't run into trees very often," they explain. There's some bullet-time-like slow motion as well.

Oh, and you can pick and eat apples!

That's about all they showed, as it would've taken a few more minutes to get to wherever they were supposed to be heading. 

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1:30 PM on 11.06.2014

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

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...

Jordan Devore

4:33 PM on 11.05.2014

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

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...

Steven Hansen

3:00 PM on 09.11.2014

Shigeru Miyamoto made an animated Pikmin short film

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...

Jordan Devore

7:15 PM on 08.28.2014

Miyamoto explains Nintendo's reignited passion for core gaming

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...

Brittany Vincent



Nintendo's humorous shareholder Q&A summarized photo
Nintendo's humorous shareholder Q&A summarized
by Jordan Devore

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 due to his health (please understand), but Shigeru Miyamoto and Genyo Takeda were present to field most of the questions. Some of them were pretty out there, like the one from a shareholder who proclaimed he was angry because he didn't understand gaming and god forbid Nintendo talk about gaming at its meetings. Good stuff.

If you'd rather have the short (but not too short) version, I've summarized some of the best bits.

The 74th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders [Nintendo]

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10:45 AM on 06.24.2014

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

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 ...

Chris Carter

1:30 PM on 06.20.2014

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

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...

Chris Carter

10:00 PM on 06.17.2014

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

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...

Brett Makedonski

1:30 PM on 06.12.2014

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

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,...

Jordan Devore

12:45 PM on 06.11.2014

Miyamoto's three new Wii U games in action

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...

Jordan Devore