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  • 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
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Answers Investor Questions, Addresses Virtual Boy, Wii Vitality Sensor, Lay-Offs, Etc.

    Nintendo recently published a large Q and A posting on its website where stockholders were able to direct questions at the company's president Saturo Iwata and Shigeru Miyamoto. The questionnaire discusses everything from the Virtual Boy, to the food served in Nintendo's cafeteria, and the state... More
  • Blog Post: Miyamoto Doesn't Have New Ideas For F-Zero

    Nintendo undeniably has the richest stable of first-party franchises in the contemporary console landscape. Recently, our own Ben Reeves suggested that Big N give hungry gamers a new Metroid. Samus Aran isn't the only Nintendo star being neglected. Captain Falcon needs some love, too. In an interview... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo's Next Direct Presentation On First Day Of E3

    As promised, Nintendo will be broadcasting directly to the fans from next month's Electronics Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. The first Nintendo Direct will take place on the first day of E3. Viewers can tune in at 7 AM Pacific on Tuesday, June 11, 2013. Interestingly, this is hours before the... More
  • Blog Post: Reggie Fils-Aime and Shigeru Miyamoto To Address Media Before E3

    Nintendo has invited members of the press to a special hands-on event that will take place prior to the official commencement of E3 in Los Angeles next month. As we reported recently , Nintendo has opted to forego their usual keynote address at the Nokia Theatre in favor of more intimate events. The... More
  • Blog Post: Miyamoto Wants Gamers To Give The Wii U More Time

    It's been a rough road for the Wii U since its launch in November 2012. Starting with the reveal of their latest living room hardware, Nintendo's communication strategy has bred confusion . The company has failed to penetrate the casual market, which was a segment that contributed much to the... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Creating An Animated Pikmin Series For 3DS

    In an interview, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto revealed that the company is working on a series of Pikmin animated shorts to be released digitally on the company's 3DS handheld. The news came in an article on Polygon, when Miyamoto shows writer Brian Cresente some preview footage of the cartoons... More
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