Miyamoto working on new, original game

In new interview, Mario creator reveals he's at work on an "undisclosed original title."

Legendary Nintendo game designer Shigeru Miyamoto was the center of much attention recently, as speculation about his retirement ran wild following an interview with Wired last month. Nintendo countered by stressing Miyamoto was not retiring, and now it's clear he's not only staying with the company, but also working on an original game.

What might Miyamoto be working on now?

Miyamoto recently gave an interview to the Associated Press (as spotted by Zoomin Games), where it was revealed that in addition to a new Pikmin game for the Wii U and Luigi's Mansion 2 for the 3DS, Miyamoto is at work on a new property. Zoomin refers to this project as an "undisclosed original title."

Explaining his development mentality (but not revealing anything about the new game), Miyamoto said, "People have come to expect a lot from me. This certainly makes me feel some pressure. But if you ask me, 'Is it too much pressure to come out with something new?' I have to say no, I'm enjoying myself. But when I make something, I always try to do my best."

For more on the projects Miyamoto is openly working on, check out GameSpot's coverage of Pikmin Wii U and Luigi's Mansion 2.

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153 comments
FemalePervert
FemalePervert

Chuu. How old is Mr. Miyamoto unyha?

 

Eis remembar him unyha. He wuz the reason why i gotz into gaming murururu -^-^-

zen120
zen120

Maybe this will shut up the "Oh nintendo never does anything original" crowd.

707107
707107

 @A3209 No, see he is creating a completely new ip other wise they would give a few details.

sman3579
sman3579

I'm so juiced for Pikmin 3

A3209
A3209

My top 5: 1.Mario Sidescroller Most likely:(New Super Mario Bros. Wii U) 2.Super Mario Sunshine 2 3. Mario Kart Wii U w/ double dash play as well as single play 4. A new Zelda Game 5. A half Zelda half Mario game?

inso-maniac
inso-maniac

i hope its a game featuring shigeru miyamoto

AnGiTheGamer
AnGiTheGamer

Has to be awesome. Hope he puts a lot of effort into it. Can't wait to find out what it is.

voldalin
voldalin

He understands what makes gameplay fun. It really doesn't matter what the game is, i'm sure it will be awesome.

GriffinBalls
GriffinBalls

Miyamoto, you are awesome, we all know it. So create an amazing new IP and then, get straight into another. Thats the main thing thats been missing from nintendo since Pikmin is new IP's, I'd love to see a bunch for the Wii-U and perhaps nintendo would accelerate into greatness once again

hotdiddykong
hotdiddykong

Miyamoto will definitly create something awesome, he has always been developing new concepts, and whats great is that they original from his life experience, from Adventures as a kid turning into Zelda, to having a dog,then a cat leading to Nintendogs/ + Cats, and even your usual Gardening leading to Pikmin, its gonna be awesome to see what new concept Miyamoto will, bear with me, 'Gamify' from his life experience next :D

popeyfolger
popeyfolger

I cant wait for some previews or sneak peaks. it seems to me people have a short memory both of the mario galaxies were great so was donkey kong. so was mario kart also the new mario for 3ds. the problem nintendo has isn't the quality of there games. but the number they actually have on each console. the fact is there the best first party developer period they just need some third party help.

THE_DRUGGIE
THE_DRUGGIE

Miyamoto is a brilliant designer, certainly. He creates original content in terms of structure and genre quite often (Legend of Zelda series notwithstanding), but focuses much less than most when it comes to creating a new story and characters. Mario has been applied to a lot of scenarios, for example. RPGs, sports games, platformers, puzzles, and pretty much every genre short of a GTA game have been utilized in the series. However, the characters and their design remain the same, with a few extra ones added in that enjoy minimal to moderate attention. Will be interesting to see what character he comes up with now.

Neo_Sarevok
Neo_Sarevok

@ The_Dragon_Born I agree 100%. The average age of gamers is always on the rise, and from what I've heard, the average age of a gamer is more than old enough to play a Mature rated game (17+). It's time for Nintendo to give its older audiences some love. Yes, they will alienate younger audiences, but if we've learned anything from Call of Duty, Halo, Starcraft, Dark Souls, etc. it's that you don't need to cater to younger audiences to have an award-winning best-seller.

The_Dragon_Born
The_Dragon_Born

@Gargaglio5tatus I know about Metroid Prime. How long ago was that again? You tell me...Gamecube and DS. Wii got Other M. My comment holds. Wait you're not going to remind me about the Wii ports of Metroid Prime are you? No probably not...

wiidsduelpack
wiidsduelpack

Something that I keep in mind is that the 3DS has sold over ten million systems but the software sales don't justify the 3DS. / Are people waiting for their favorite series. Paper Mario 3DS, Kingdom Hearts, MGS3, Kid Icarus, etc. because that is still a long wait.

wiidsduelpack
wiidsduelpack

Nintendo loves to repeat corporate BS. He has said this twice and I still see nothing and the new original game will come out in 2013.

BoabDreeps
BoabDreeps

The creator of Mario, eh? So this is the guy I need to kill...

shinmew
shinmew

Maybe if we are lucky it will be geared to his old fans that grew up over the years and not kids. Somehow, I doubt it though. I use to be such a huge fan of Nintendo... Now I'm just a hardcore gamer that does not discriminate between systems. Although the old school gamer in me wants Nintendo to be successful.

TheDWD27
TheDWD27

give us something worth buying 10 copies of

buying1999
buying1999

This man is a genious. He is definately one of the most creative game creators of all time. "xbox 360 is the BEST console EVER made." -- John Carmack

nintendoboy16
nintendoboy16

@nintendo_naut But most gamers views on those games don't agree.

nintendoboy16
nintendoboy16

@SicklySunStorm Don't count on anything Eternal Darkness related after how bad the first game did commercially.

adrdeju
adrdeju

Here's comes another master piece. Can't wait.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

'Oiram' I reckon. It's about the underground water network/sewage system of Japan. In all seriousness though I actually look forward to this announcement a lot. Pikmin was a beautiful creation! :)

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

I'll be very happy to get my hands on Luigi's Mansion 2, so anything more from Mr 'Moto is good with me. Eternal Darkness 3DS anyone? @cbeck002 - I love Zelda and don't agree with that statement.... but it still made me giggle a whole lot. Maybe that particular Zelda game will come with Wii WarioWare 2: Inaccurate Wagglin'?

kriggy
kriggy

A new character licensed by Nintendo would be neat. All nintendo characters are so original. But I think that whatever he is planning to do is going to be great. Maybe I will even consider getting the Wii U for this, because the two latest consoles from Nintendo I own are the very first DS and the N64.

PheneonS
PheneonS

Interesting. VERY interesting. Next thing I wonder is if this will be at the very least cameo-ed with the upcoming Super Smash Bros.

Wolflink001
Wolflink001

I'm sure whatever Miyamoto is working on will be epic nonetheless.

blowtar12345
blowtar12345

I think they need to come up with a totally new franchise to be honest. Although Mario and eveythin else is good, there's only so much I can play until I same the same content over and over. Also bring Eternal Darkness 2 to the Wii U and my money is yours!!!

Nzilla
Nzilla

THE GOD OF VIDEO GAMES HAS SPOKEN! All hail Miyamoto!

WarioBro64
WarioBro64

@jjmonster2006 I consider it more of a testament to how well Nintendo's established series are performing in the market, and how it's taken this long before the company deemed it necessary for Mr. Miyamoto to add a new franchise to their collection. For the record, I'm a "die-hard" fan, and I haven't felt cheated in the slightest! Haha

cbeck002
cbeck002

And by "original game" we of course mean "Legend of Zelda: Wonky Controls 2." I'll believe it when I see it.

jjmonster2006
jjmonster2006

developers work on new titles all the time. the fact that this was announced on gamespot just shows how much Nintendo has fallen. I think they've finally realized that what they've been recycling for the last ten to fifteen years doesn't work in today's world, as even their die hard fans realize they're being cheated out of their gaming worth.

qdowgmama
qdowgmama

Wow I can't believe all the people saying "Oh i hope it's a sequal/ different version of a mario/ zelda/ pikmin/ Dk game." It's a new IP. He'll make completely new characters and a new world for those character. And it will most likely be a land that will blow your mind with imagination.

Emerald_Warrior
Emerald_Warrior

Can't wait to see it. Let's just hope it's not something along the lines of Mario is Missing.

pszone
pszone

or could be something new or would be cool nindendo buy rights Gex series since everyone forgotten lol

pszone
pszone

So i guess it will be Pikmin since they did say bringing back series long ago.Do another Pikmin since donky kong didnt work out last time in the uk

DWraySweZ
DWraySweZ

So He came up Donkey Kong, Mario, Zelda, Pikmin, will this be his fifth original IP... he had a big hand in creating Icarus and Star Fox but his own creations are the first four mentioned but he has influenced hundreds of games

selbie
selbie

Im fearful it will be something like Wii Music was for the Wiimote >___> i just hope Nintendo tries to introduce some new mascots aside from the beaten-to-death Mario & zelda staples.

iortegon
iortegon

lol someone put "did he make zelda too?" of coarse he did hes f***in miyamoto!

randomrings
randomrings

very cool. Do i smell that they will release this before the new super smash bros and whatever the new main character is will be a new playable character (or something likened to this scenario)?

WafflePrime
WafflePrime

Sweet I've been waiting to hear this.

Gargaglio5tatus
Gargaglio5tatus

@The_Dragon_Born The Metroid games are honestly the darkest, most mature games I have ever played in my life (Except Other M, which was just a really cool action game). The franchise is masterful, and on the same level as Mario and Zelda, but I can see it's still pretty overlooked, seeing as you forgot about it when typing your comment.

servb0ts
servb0ts

Can't wait tosee him create another Great Classic.

zen120
zen120

 @A3209

 He's--Uhhh . . . making a new IP . . . did you read it?