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  • Blog Post: Miyamoto Discusses Creating Pikmin Short Films, Reveals Pikmin 3DS Theme

    In an interview on the Miiverse, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto discusses making short films compares to making video games. You can find the full dialogue on the Miiverse . In the interview Miyamoto says making games is easier than making animated short films, but mostly because the two mediums are... More
  • Blog Post: Miyamoto Becomes A Film Maker For Series Of Pikmin Short Movies, Now Available On Wii U And 3DS

    Announced earlier this year with plans to premiere at the Tokyo Film Festival , Miyamoto produced collection of Pikmin short films which are now available to purchase. Miyamoto produced the shorts and storyboarded them using Flipnote Studio. For $4.99 on either Wii U or 3DS, you get access to all three... More
  • Blog Post: Don’t Expect Dual Wii U Gamepad Support Anytime Soon

    Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto says that support for two Wii U gamepads is possible, but not a current priority for the company. In an interview with IGN , Miyamoto said, "Certainly as we've been working on Wii U, I think we're at a point where we don't feel it's realistic to... More
  • Blog Post: Take A Tour Of The Louvre With Your 3DS

    For over a year, people visiting the Louvre could rent the 3DS systems as audio guides . Now, 3DS owners can take a virtual tour of the museum from their home with the Nintendo 3DS Guide: Louvre. The virtual guide offers an interactive map, hundreds of artwork and 3D photos of the museum, and almost... More
  • Blog Post: Conan O'Brien Asks Shigeru Miyamoto Why Everything Has Mustaches

    Conan O'Brien has proven on multiple occasions that he is a Clueless Gamer , but even he understands why Shigeru Miyamoto is important. Given the opportunity to meet him, Conan asks a question that has clearly been on his mind for some time. It's a question Miyamoto has answered before. If you're... More
  • Blog Post: Shigeru Miyamoto On The Future Of F-Zero And The Creation Of Link

    French gaming website Gamekult.com recently posted an interview with Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto where he was surprised to hear excitement about the F-Zero series and spoke about Link's creation. You will have to forgive any translation errors, as my knowledge of French stretches only as far... More
  • Blog Post: A Retro Studios Zelda Not Entirely Out Of The Question

    In an interview with IGN , Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto said that handing the Zelda reigns to Retro Studios isn't an impossible idea, but it is an unlikely one. Retro Studios developed the Metroid Prime games, as well as the recent Donkey Kong Country Returns, so it has a good track record. It... More
  • Blog Post: Miyamoto Takes A Shot At Vita

    Nintendo's creative visionary says that the powerful Sony handheld isn't "a very strong product." While Miyamoto isn't known weighing in on his competitors, he definitely seems to have a low opinion of the Vita in a new interview with EDGE magazine. When asked his opinion of the... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: New Play Control Pikmin 2 Coming To North America This Summer

    Update : We reached out to Nintendo to confirm the upcoming New Play Control! Pikmin 2 release and it responded, "we don’t have anything to announce at this time," so you can file this one under rumor for now. ------------------------------------- The New Play Control! series takes GameCube... More
  • Blog Post: Count Miyamoto Among Angry Birds' Admirers

    Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto usually plays coy when asked to comment on games from other developers, acting as though he doesn't generally pay close attention to the games industry. In a recent interview, however, he praised a little game called Angry Birds. When asked what non-Nintendo game was... More
  • Blog Post: Zelda Anniversary Symphony Concert Series Announces New Dates

    At E3, Nintendo said that it would be staging a series of symphony concerts around the world to celebrate the music of The Legend of Zelda series in honor of its 25th anniversary. Today, three new dates were announced. Starting tomorrow, gamers in Vancouver, Phoenix, and Atlanta will be able to purchase... More
  • Blog Post: A Look Inside The Development Of Super Mario Bros. 3

    Super Mario Bros. 3 is widely considered one of the best platformers of all-time, and we at GI loved it enough to dedicate an entire Super Replay to it (Reiner still owes me a sandwich thanks to a bet in that one, by the way). A Nintendo fan named Chris Covell stumbled upon a Japanese picture book from... More
  • Blog Post: Future Zeldas Are Sticking To Motion Controls

    In an interview with Official Nintendo Magazine , Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma said that future Zelda games will use motion controls similar to Skyward Sword. According to Aonuma, the idea of dropping motion controls was considered during the development of Skyward Sword, but clearly that was thrown out... More
  • Blog Post: Breaking: Miyamoto Sat On Life-Sized Mario Kart Kart

    [Update 6] What are those box-shaped things between the wheels? Is that a storage unit for bananas? [Update 5] Why doesn't this kart have wings? Wasn't that a big part of Mario Kart 7? Perhaps the mall staffers didn't want to have to deal with people flying around inside the mall and hitting... More
  • Blog Post: Samus, Zelda, And Peach Are Miyamoto's Angels

    In this amusing web video, some creative filmmakers have recast Nintendo's iconic trio of female characters in a Charlie's Angels parody. As far as Internet spoofs go, this is a pretty funny one -- especially if you're a fan of the original '70s Charlie's Angels show. There are several... More
  • Blog Post: Update: Nintendo Attempts To Clarify Miyamoto's Retirement Talk

    [Update]: Nintendo has clarified Miyamoto's original comments to Wired regarding his future with Nintendo. A company spokesperson told Reuters , "There seems to have been a misunderstanding. He has said all along that he wants to train the younger generation. He has no intention of stepping... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Interested In A 3D Remake Of Zelda: A Link To The Past

    In a recent interview, longtime Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma brought up the possibility that Nintendo might release more 3D updates of classic Zelda titles to follow-up its Ocarina of Time remake for 3DS. One possible title was brought up: The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past. Speaking with Gamesradar... More
  • Blog Post: Offering A Superior Online Experience "Not Our Goal," Says Miyamoto

    Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and PC owners have been enjoying excellent online play for years, but Nintendo's online offerings have typically left a bad taste in gamers' mouths. Those hoping for a significant improvement once the Wii U comes out might be disappointed to hear a recent Shigeru Miyamoto... More
  • Blog Post: Miyamoto Working On A New Super Mario Bros. For 3DS

    We've heard about a lot of first-party titles coming for Nintendo's new 3DS handheld, including a few N64 remakes and a new Paper Mario, but we had yet to hear about a proper mainline Mario game for the new handheld. No worries, folks. According to Miyamoto, it's on the way. In a newly-posted... More
  • Blog Post: Miyamoto's Favorite Mario Game Is...

    Hold onto your hats and get those pitchforks ready. Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto has revealed his favorite Mario game. Speaking in an interview with USA Today , Miyamoto readily admitted that his favorite game in the much-loved series is Super Mario World, the first Mario title developed for the SNES... More
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