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  • Blog Post: Star Fox Zero Delayed Until 2016

    Nintendo has never been shy about delaying games that aren’t ready, and Star Fox Zero is the latest to need more time. The company announced today that the planned November 20 release for the bombastic space game isn’t going to happen. The news was accompanied by a statement from developer... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Directs Will Resume In The Future

    Following the untimely passing of Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, the company has temporarily suspended its fan-focused videos. Nintendo Directs often featured Iwata making announcements and revealing new games, and following his death, it was unclear whether they would continue. The publisher has confirmed... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Names New President Following Tragic Death Of Satoru Iwata

    It has been two months since the untimely passing of Nintendo president Satoru Iwata . Today, the company has named a successor to lead the company through the Wii U era and into the future. Tatsumi Kimishima, who steered Nintendo of America through the GameCube era, will now lead the entire company... More
  • Blog Post: Mario's Creators Reflect On Making The Original For The 30th Anniversary

    Part Mario Maker commercial, part interesting look back on the creation of Mario's design, Nintendo has released an extended version of its interview with creators Shigeru Miyamoto and Takashi Tezuka. We saw snippets of this interview at E3 and in assorted other Mario videos, but this adds more conversation... More
  • Blog Post: Super Mario Bros. 3 Was All Just A Play For Your Amusement, Says Miyamoto

    At the opening of Super Mario Bros. 3, the curtain comes up and the stage is set. When you press start, you begin to play. It turns out, you also begin the play. As we near Mario’s 30th anniversary on September 13, Nintendo’s UK Twitter posted a brief video with Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto... More
  • Blog Post: Pikmin 4 Is Coming, ‘Very Close To Completion’

    Despite not cracking falling short of sales expectations, Pikmin 3 is getting a follow-up. Famed developer Shigeru Miyamoto has revealed that Pikmin 4 isn’t just in development, it’s probably not that far off. Speaking in just-published statement made to Eurogamer that took place in July... More
  • Blog Post: Miyamoto Discusses Wii U Failures, Not Actively Participating In NX Development

    Nintendo spent most of 2014 rebuilding the Wii U’s (and its own) reputation. Titles like Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. reminded gamers that there are some things you can only get on a Nintendo console, with millions of fans returning to Wii U to play them. The console still has yet to reach... More
  • Blog Post: Don't Count On Ever Playing The Canceled SNES Star Fox 2

    During our conversation with Shigeru Miyamoto about Star Fox Zero , he mentioned that some of the features were originally planned for a canceled game. Star Fox 2 never saw the light of day on Super Nintendo, but fans have been interested in checking it out (even in a possibly rough state). Miyamoto... More
  • Blog Post: Star Fox Zero Began As A Prototype For The Original Wii

    During an interview earlier this week with Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto, we spoke about the origins of Star Fox Zero. As we discussed the series legacy, Miyamoto revealed to us that Star Fox is a much more important property to Nintendo than we previously understood. Star Fox has been a testing ground... More
  • Blog Post: A Star Fox Zero Conversation With Shigeru Miyamoto And His Team

    Earlier this week, we had the opportunity to go hands-on with Star Fox Zero . The use of both the Gamepad screen and television for play introduces a more frantic experience, and one we delighted in as we gradually learned when to look at each. After we had a chance to play and digest the different vehicles... More
  • Blog Post: New 3DS Enhanced 3D Was A Last Minute Case Of Miyamoto ‘Upending The Tea Table’

    The New 3DS sports a number of new features, including a small thumb control on the right side, additional shoulder buttons, and on-board NFC support for Amiibo figures. It’s most impressive feature is the “super-stable 3D” that uses eye tracking. It turns out that the feature caused... More
  • Blog Post: Star Fox (Unsurprisingly) Due For E3 2015 Appearance

    Nintendo announced in December that The Legend of Zelda for Wii U and Star Fox are both on track for 2015 releases . With Star Fox scheduled to release first, we were comfortably expecting to see more of it no later than E3. Our suspicions were largely reinforced thanks to recent episode of Smosh Games’... More
  • Blog Post: Three Pikmin Shorts Will Debut At The Tokyo Film Festival

    The Pikmin series might not sit atop Nintendo sales charts, but it does have a loyal following and adorable characters. Franchise creator (and famed Nintendo designer) Shigeru Miyamoto is putting the diligent, plant-like workers to task on a new project. Variety reports that Miyamoto has produced 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: Nintendo Not Ruling Out More Super Mario Galaxy

    In a new Iwata Asks feature covering the development of Super Mario 3D World on the Wii U, Mario's creator, Shigeru Miyamoto, says that we may see more Mario Galaxy some day. Super Mario 3D World is a 3D Mario game, but it is distinct from the Super Mario Galaxy games that released on the Wii, having... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Composer Remembers Hiroshi Yamauchi With Remixed Nintendo Themes

    Nintendo composer Hirokazu Tanaka recently released a pair of tracks remixing classic Nintendo themes from Super Mario Land and Metroid, dedicating them to the late Hiroshi Yamauchi . Tanaka's resume of Nintendo music includes work on games like Super Mario Land, Earthbound, and Dr. Mario, among... More
  • Blog Post: Zelda Producer Addresses The Chance Of A Majora's Mask Remake

    Zelda series producer Eiji Aonuma has been an integral part of the Zelda franchise since Ocarina of Time. Aonuma was recently asked what the chances of seeing a remake Majora's Mask might be, and his response was ambiguous. In an interview with IGN , Aonuma laughed, and asked that IGN tell readers... More
  • Blog Post: The Ten Pikmin Secret Codes Reveal Videos

    Recently, we told you about a set of secret codes hidden within Pikmin 3 . According to Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto, they unlock a number of special videos. In a new Miiverse post, Miyamoto explains that the codes must be entered using the blue internet browser symbol. The videos can only be viewed... More
  • Blog Post: There Is A Secret Message In Pikmin 3

    Hidden throughout Pikmin 3 are ten secret memos that players can find during the story mode. At first glance, these little confounding notes might not appear to be much. However, famed Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto has revealed that they are a pieces of a puzzle. NeoGAF user Jaded Alyx captured... More
  • Blog Post: Miyamoto Cites Difficult Controls As The Reason For Pikmin's Absence On 3DS

    Nintendo and Shigeru Miyamoto experimented with Pikmin on the 3DS, but difficulty in controlling the game is the reason why Nintendo decided not to move forward with development. In an interview with the Japanese gaming site 4Gamer , and translated by CVG , Miyamoto spoke of the difficulties in a handheld... More
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