Shigeru Miyamoto Stepping Down To Work On Smaller Games


Shigeru Miyamoto, a man who gave us the Super Mario Bros. series and the Legend of Zelda series is taking a bow from Nintendo and will continue to work on smaller and more personal projects. This is indeed a sad day for gaming as Miyamoto was a significant man in the world of gaming. While he finished Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword before his departure he is going to leave Super Mario 3D Land in the hands of the younger generation to finish.

UPDATE: HE IS NOT LEAVING GO HERE FOR DETAILSShigeru Miyamoto was a revolutionary game designer for Nintendo for many years but in a recent interview with Wired he announced his retirement from Nintendo and has said to be working on "smaller, more personal projects" Miyamoto was behind the creation of the Legend of Zelda series which is one of modern gaming's greatest accomplishments, Any Legend of Zelda fan or person who has played a single game can tell you what a unique experience a LoZ game can be and after 25 years the release of Skyward Sword and the recent release of Ocarina of Time which was a classic Zelda game on the gamecube was re released for the Nintendo 3DS with improved graphics, 3D support and even new game mechanics. 2011 was truly a remarkable year for one of gaming best known hero and it was all thanks to Miyamoto.

In the interview Miyamoto stated:

“I’m saying this because I have a solid reaction from the existing teams,” he said. “I was able to nurture the developers inside Nintendo who were able to create something like this or something like that,” he said.

“The reason why I’m stressing that is that unless I say that I’m retiring, I cannot nurture the young developers,” he said. “After all, if I’m there in my position as it is, then there’s always kind of a relationship. And the young guys are always kind of in a situation where they have to listen to my ideas. But I need some people who are growing up much more than today.”

“Anyway, I’m interested in doing a variety of many other things,” he said with his usual cryptic smile.


Courtesy of Wired. Just because he isn't working from Nintendo doesn't mean he isn't working any more. He will still work on smaller scale projects allowing him more creative freedom to work on new projects and maybe a lot of good can from it too.
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