The State of Nintendo: An Interview With Shigeru Miyamoto

We talk to Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto about Wii MotionPlus, Wii Sports Resort, New Super Mario Bros., Wii, the next Zelda, Metroid: Other M, and working with Team Ninja.

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newbie4lyfe
newbie4lyfe

you guys think that kojima will help with this game?

SLRMC93
SLRMC93

Miyamoto=God of gaming

Reyveign
Reyveign

The music in the video was too loud... had a hard time hearing what they were saying. Annoying. -_-

Joeywan
Joeywan

Spoken dialogue, though not entirely necessary, would be pretty neat to see in a Zelda game. Agree? Disagree?

gamedude2009
gamedude2009

@ diegocancun: I TOTALLY agree with you. ST was a good game, but it's main downside was that it was too easy. Zelda has a reputation for being challenging. But if they're made easier (which it seems like almost all games are doing that now), the games aren't nearly as good. But if they're challenging and last you a while, they're more fun and keep you entertained! ;)

vexxouds
vexxouds

the next time you make super smash bros put a belmont or alucard in it.

ifoundyou37
ifoundyou37

metroid other M does look good but i dont think it will be as good in third person mode

diegocancun
diegocancun

ok this is what i want in ANY new zelda games: 1. A big story. A lot of dungeon like Oot (10 dungeons) or Alttp (11 dugeons). And because i don't want to finish the game in less than a week. 2. Insane amount of GREAT puzzles. I don't want 2 or 3 crappy puzzles like TP had. 3. Involving Eviromental Music. This is awsome in every game, as this sucks you in more. 4. Item Hunting. I want the game to make you look for an item thtough the map. Not just giving you an item that you need every dungeon. 5. I want the game to be HARD! I dont like easy games. They are boring. Although hard games are frustrating, you still want to finish. This is going to be a perfect zelda for me. If you don't like it its ok is your opinion. But don't tell that what i say is stupid, because everyone has different ipes of games.

gamedude2009
gamedude2009

Sheesh, it seems like practically nobody even wants Link in the Zelda series anymore. If you don't want to play as Link, play a different game! And honestly, Link doesn't need "character development" and whatever. Don't you think that after 16+ games he an average person who plays the Legend of Zelda would know who Link is by now? He hasn't changed that much from game to game. I honestly don't care whether or not Link gets character development or not, because I KNOW who he is. I just want a good, long, challenging game with a good storyline and gameplay (and a good multiplayer wouldn't hurt either). And if you want to play as Zelda, good luck using a sword. I'm not saying there's anything wrong with wanting to play as Zelda, but constantly complaining about it and saying "Link is boring I wanna be Zelda" won't help. After all, it's just a video game... (waits for thumb-downs)

martin_king18
martin_king18

I cnt Wait for these games But im Wondering When Will they Bring out a New StarFox I love that Game Sooo MUch

judas42011
judas42011

its ben three years since the last one and this one is barely started. wtf!!

spooky102
spooky102

This video is not working for me.

LinkLuigi
LinkLuigi

I know it's nothing much, but I hope they decide to make Link left handed. It's not a huge complaint, just a hope. It made him unique, it was part of who he was. To change a part of his character in order to please the masses...is a tad insulting.

isun15
isun15

*to slick* lmao dont count on it coming out on the cube. that would defeat the purpose of coming out with a new system if the games for it were playable on the old one.

BigC_072
BigC_072

He probably doesn't have a lot of formal training in speaking English. When I was learning Japanese (formally) it was a hell of a lot easier to understand my sensei speaking Japanese than it was to reply back to him or her in Japanese.

slickchris77
slickchris77

Do you think that the new Zelda Wii game will come out on the Gamecube also? Cause some people can't afford the Wii. It would be cool if they had a version of the new Zelda game on the gamecube for those of the people who don't own a wii anyone agree with me?

Getix-01
Getix-01

funny how miamoto understands english but doesnt speak it

Gaming_Mastery
Gaming_Mastery

@Egamer300: OoT was not the original zelda game. And they already gave many references to OoT in Alttp (which is strange, that came out BEFORE OoT), TWW, etc. And also, the last boss is either Ganon or not. The story kinda revolves around the three triforces. Though after looking at Link's backstory in TWW, and what happens at the end of TP, as well as the cut text, there is a possibility of Ganon being eliminated. And also, there were more gammes where Ganon was gone.

Egamer30
Egamer30

I really love the idea of a new zelda, in my opininion LoZ: OoT was probably the best game I've ever played, I think they should go back to the basics on this one, but not too much i just think that they should take out the whole turning into a beast thing and not make the gameplay strictly motion control, I also think they should give reference to the original zelda game (OoT) through the story of the game such as talkin about the legend of the great hero who once saved Hyrule from impending doom and vanquished Ganondorf or something like that, I also think that the story should be something other then saving the princess from ganadorf or even eliminate ganondorf altogether, because seriously he's been in every game except one to date I think we could use another more chaotic, smarter, and pshycotic main boss, but im not saying eliminate ganondorf altogether just dont give him the lead enemy role this time, give him a part such as zants in twilight princess, he starts out as the boss but then a bigger boss emerges who is greater then him

LitleD
LitleD

ZELDA = AWESOMENESS

elizabethtroubl
elizabethtroubl

I agree with shabulia to an extent. I would love to see New SMB Wii go online. Even without the online support that Sony and Microsoft have, for now, the Wii is doing fine. I CAN see Nintendo pushing for more online play when the next-gen Wii is released...

shabulia
shabulia

While I love Miyamoto-san, I have to say that I don't see why he and Nintendo won't push for stronger online support. It just doens't make sense how they insist on staying behind the competiton.

TheJamin
TheJamin

in reply to mluiz16 I don't think they really need to change LOZ, i dont see why they would need to "amp" up anything. Zelda was never really about the way link could jump from platform to platform, he's used hack and slash combat from day 1. what matters is the story, and how it sucks you in and doesn't let go. the last zelda was good, but in my opinion, it was always running to a dungeon, not enough story telling. I'm looking forward to a great story and a fully orchestrated sound track :)

TheJamin
TheJamin

Wii needs a proper online service. Just a way of chatting to your opponent in game!

Clouds_Knight
Clouds_Knight

i think its high time Zelda gets some proper voice acting and Link should be like Travis and have the choice of duel swords as well asa sword and shield

luffy7x
luffy7x

2010 will be the best year! a lot of great GAMES will be RELEASED YAHOOOOOO

bones3417
bones3417

i want the new loz and metroid those should good

Nin10dohFreak
Nin10dohFreak

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Nin10dohFreak

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mluiz16
mluiz16

LoZ has been my favorite series since OoT and im very excited about an upcoming LoZ. I love how the game has evolved over the years and I cant wait to see how this one turns out. But in market where games like Fallout 3 and MGS4 have made such a huge impact, LoZ is really going to have to amp up everything in order to appeal to the hardcore gamer and stay family friendly. I would like to see a bigger, almost limitless hyrule, keep to the traditional dungeons, but raise the stakes with real decision making that can actually impact the flow of the game, something along the lines of Fable perhaps. Also the storyline needs some touching up, maybe with an older Link, early to mid 20's, and some sort of personal crisis that would warrant an emotional vendetta of sorts. I do want the game to go back to emphasazing the powerful role music plays in traditional LoZ games, and it would be interesting to see Link's triforce of courage actually do something. Regardless of how the game turns out, I'm sure fans of the series will not be disappointed.

Sammonoske223
Sammonoske223

I am afraid for Metroid. It is just one of those games that needs to remain as a FPS/platformer/sidescroller. Not just little gimmicks at certain points that requires FPS or something. Anyways, I don't care much for the motion+. They could have, or should have had that from the start. I want to know if this Wii Vitality will be a waste of money.

IRoxxorUrSoxxor
IRoxxorUrSoxxor

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ChristalFire
ChristalFire

On the new Zelda game it would be great is they bring back the ocarina or any cool instrament, and I really love the option to change into a beast. I love the horseback opn TP and the wolf form they were great, It would aslo be great if they brought back the option to wear masks for any reason or to show hidden items for previous games in places. Also to have the colors of tunics plus adding some extra features after beating the game or a second quest. You gotta love the orignal weapons and the old music in new style as on TP.

Darken06
Darken06

Unless its a sequel to Twilight Princess I wont bother playing it. You cant build up Links personal relationships and just stat him over like nothing happened. In TWP link actually showed emotion towards people, unlike any of his previous games. TwP>WW

Warnerator
Warnerator

2010 will be Nintendos year, Metroid, Zelda, Mario, Monster Hunter "though a lot of you probably don't know much about monster hunter or like it I'm guessing", as someone mentioned below, Pikmin. There's probably tons more. I've for some reason been having an urge to play my wii again after all this time, playing through some Metroid Prime 3 :)

Clive-Owen
Clive-Owen

gamespot jut ga me a warning for violation!

Eucalypta
Eucalypta

oow that would be interesting if Wii motion plus and Zelda would be combined :o I wonder how that will play. Metroid does look good aswell.

warp10ck
warp10ck

Well iv been on the fence concerning the wii but I finally ordered one oh well super smash bros and zelda is at the top of todo list in the weekend.

mariomaker26
mariomaker26

hm... if the new zelda is wii motion plus i hope you get 2 choose between left and right handed link because im left handed.. and if the nunchuck was used as the sheild,...... that'd b so awesome!

Lugia_120
Lugia_120

It's hipocrisy say that Zelda would be better if it changed totally Would you like to see Master Chief in a Shooter? What about Kratos in a shooter? The flames are needed,but no console is the best.Everyone has it's qualities.If you say Nintendo sucks,just remember you play Halo because of Metroid.God of War because of Zelda.And thank Mario for ALL the games you play today

Captain_Spoono
Captain_Spoono

HEY!!! Dont any of you realize?!?!?!?! the girl standing behind link is "Child"!!! DONT STOP READING!! In "the wind waker" you eventually go to mother and child islands, and the mother died ( i belive,) and the blue girl is child!!!! IT MAKES SENSE!!!!

Musashi920
Musashi920

Is that Miyamoto speaking in english? Or did they dub his voice over? Making the whole aspect of the "interview" pointless.

NMH_FanBoy4
NMH_FanBoy4

I can see both sides of the arguments below. I wish the Wii would come out with more original games like NMH, Madworld, etc. But it doesn't change the fact that mario, zelda, and metroid games are still entertaining. In my opinion Nintendo is just trying to widen it's playability for all kinds of players, from hardcores to casuals alike. I don't see Microsoft or Sony doing that.

Evilluki
Evilluki

Mario, Zelda and Metroid, what more can I ask? :D

senpepe
senpepe

i agree some games shouldn't have motion controls like final fantasy or Mario but i don't think Zelda is one that would suck

toastisgood
toastisgood

The new Zelda game will be ruined by the wii's stupid,gimmicky,motion controls.What Nintendo doesn't know is that just because motion controls work for wii sports,wii play,wii music,etc.(which are all just ridiculously stupid if you ask me) that doesn't mean it will work for a GOOD game like Zelda.The Wii is killing all of Nintendo's good games.