Miyamoto won’t work on the next Mario

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Here’s both good and bad news for people who worship at the church of Miyamoto; While legendary designed Shigeru Miyamoto likely won’t be working on the next game in the Mario franchise, his creativity won’t be going to waste.

"Creating a Mario of 3D World’s calibre demands enormous energy and there is little chance that I’d be able to take the time necessary to work on the next Mario," Miyamoto said in an interview with Gamekult (via Dualshockers)

While he may not be doing principal design on every Mario game, Miyamoto is still very heavily involved in the production and development of every single game featuring the rotund plumber. His talents though, will now be used to bring new projects to life.

"Instead, I want to get involved more heavily in the development of new, smaller-scale projects, but that doesn’t necessarily mean just modest downloadable titles. It’s not impossible that I’ll present a new game as principal creator in the future, but even though I’m not directly in charge of a project, I’m always keeping an eye on what the teams are doing in terms of gameplay and I have confidence in them.

"Don’t worry about Mario!", he concluded.

While I do worry that without as much Miyamoto influence, Mario games will suffer and not be quite as tightly designed as they currently are, I am beyond excited that Miyamoto will be working on new and interesting things. Things that are hopefully better than Wii Music.

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On a related note; Super Mario Bros 3 is hitting the 3DS and Wii U eShops soon. I may just have to buy that. Again.

Last Updated: November 4, 2013

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Geoffrey Tim

I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

  • Rincethisweekout!

    Shame, if I had spent as much time working on Mario as Miyamoto I’d also want to try different things.

    • TiMsTeR1033

      Only so much Mario one can take..

    • Hammersteyn

      I bet he doesn’t cheat on his wife much

      • Rincethisweekout!

        Nah, he’s probably too busy slapping chicks about on his WiiU. Isn’t that what they do over there?

        • ToshZA

          Or using his 3DS to send scaly pics of himself to other devs.

          • Rincethisweekout!

            Haha. I think they cancelled that feature now 😉

          • ToshZA

            Probably not in Japan. 😛

          • TiMsTeR1033

            In Japan it is like a different form of BBM..

          • ToshZA

            With more perversion and nudity.

          • Skyblue

            Yeah, they call it dating there.

        • Skyblue

          They even extended the controller for more “coverage”, Wii Plus much?

      • Vampyre Squirrel

        Maybe his wife is in another castle?

        • Hammersteyn


  • Hammersteyn

    So what now? Wario maybe?

  • Admiral Chief Ninja

    I can do with SMB3 again!

  • TiMsTeR1033

    Still wish they would make this

    • ToshZA

      American McGee’s Mario.

    • Unavengedavo(aka. IceCreamMan)

      Lol @ the BP logo in the pipes 😛

      Fun fact: BP redesigned their logo in 2008 and it cost them $211,000,000

      • TiMsTeR1033

        Wish I was THAT graphic Designer!

    • Skyblue

      That is pure win right there bud, shot for the laugh!

  • Skyblue

    The dude is fukken old, YES, BRILLIANT but old nonetheless. If you worked for Nintendo, wouldn’t you feel fucked over by now doing so many sequels.

    • TiMsTeR1033

      Age has nothing to do with it. His balls contains more wisdom than today’s combined.

  • DrKiller

    lol I like that pic.. Mario is all like ‘Whaaaat?? Why not??’

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