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Miyamoto: ‘Star Fox Zero is not so far from a VR experience’

Despite previously dimissing the potential for virtual reality, Nintendo execShigeru Miyamoto has hinted that one of the firm’s upcoming titles would work well with the technology. Nintendo’s development chief previously argued that ‘virtual reality isn’t really a good fit for Nintendo’s philosophy‘ of allowing people to play together in the …

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Nintendo developing Amiibo NFC cards and cheaper figures

Shigeru Miyamoto has outlined plans for future Amiibo products. In an investor briefing for Nintendo’s semi-annual financial results, the development veteran said that the platform is working on cheaper and smaller Amiibo figures, as well as cards that will have the same functionality as the toys-to-life range. The first waves …

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Shigeru Miyamoto to make film debut with 3D Pikmin short

Having been one of gaming’s leading lights for decades, Nintendo’s design boss Shigeru Miyamoto is preparing to make his film debut. Kotaku reports that Miyamoto has made an animated Pikmin film called ‘Pikmin Short Movie’. It’s based on content and themes that he wasn’t able to fit into the last …

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Miyamoto wanted Hyrule Warriors to be less Zelda and more Dynasty Warriors

Upcoming Wii U title was once a far more traditional Legend of Zelda experience. That all changed, however, once Nintendo’s development boss Shigeru Miyamoto intervened. At first, when [Koei Tecmo development producer] Hayashi-san approached me, he wanted to make this title closer to a Zelda game than a Dynasty Warriors …

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Miyamoto highlights Nintendo’s desire to shift from casual to core gamers

Nintendo is renewing its focus on engaging a tighter core gamer market, rather than just catering to a broad audience of casual players. This is according to legendary designer and Nintendo executive Shigeru Miyamoto, who told Edge (via CVG) that: "In the days of DS and Wii, Nintendo tried its …

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Miyamoto doesn’t like describing Zelda Wii U as ‘open world’

Will Zelda for Wii U be an open world game? Perhaps not in the traditional sense. Speaking to shareholders, Nintendo’s development boss Shigeru Miyamoto has said that the term open-world” was used to describe the game at E3 as it’s something that players understand – personally, however, he doesn’t like …

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