Speaking in an exclusive interview in this week’s MCV magazine – which hits desks tomorrow – Yarnton reassured fans that new ‘hardcore’ Nintendo games were being developed.
When asked how he responded to critics’ suggestions that Nintendo didn’t have enough games for the hardcore, Yarnton replied:
“It’s simply not true, Nintendo has never lost its passion for core gamers. Nintendo would like to bring smiles to as many different faces as possible and produce games which appeal to mainstream and gaming audiences worldwide.
“We have never neglected core gamers. We still have developers working on popular core gaming franchises but we need longer to complete these games, approximately two to three years.
“These games aren’t ready to launch – but are being worked on by all development teams.
“Recently launched popular Nintendo gaming franchises have included Super Smash Bros Brawl, Mario Kart Wii and Wario Land: Shake Dimension. There is also a vast array of third party core gaming titles available for the Wii console.”