December 7, 2011

Miyamoto steps down but is far from out…..

As heard on gaming news outlets around the globe, Shigeru Miyamoto will be stepping down from his current position at Nintendo. Wired’s brought the news that the creator of Nintendo’s most beloved franchises will take a more of a direct role and actually be developing games again. Here is what he told Wired

“What I really want to do is be in the forefront of game development once again myself,” Miyamoto said. “Probably working on a smaller project with even younger developers. Or I might be interested in making something that I can make myself, by myself. Something really small.”

“Miyamoto, whose creations propelled Nintendo to worldwide prominence beginning with 1981′s arcade game Donkey Kong and who is generally recognized as the world’s most influential and creative game designer, said he felt comfortable stepping away from supervising the Mario and Zelda games because his staff has done such a good job with this year’s critically acclaimed entries in both series.”

Who can argue with that? I have always had such respect for Miyamoto and the games he has created. The charm he brings on stage at press conferences, the smile his games have put on my face, and the sense of creating greatness when the hardware may not be the greatest. I sincerely look forward to any project he brings forth in the future. I am currently playing through Skyward Sword, Mario 3D Land, and Mario Kart 7 to bring reviews to fruition and I must say, the hands he is leaving these franchises in are nothing short of amazing. Shigeru Miyamoto, you will be missed but in the same thought I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us. On behalf of TheGamersBlog, I would like to say, thank you.     

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