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[Wired] Nintendo’s Miyamoto Stepping Down, Working On Smaller Games

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In an exclusive interview with Wired.com on Wednesday, the 59-year-old head of Nintendo’s game design department said that he will move away from supervising the development of massive games like this year’s Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword and Super Mario 3D Land, passing the torch to the younger designers in the company and working on projects that won’t take as long to complete.

“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.”

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I suppose it was bound to happen eventually. It's nice that he'll be working with younger developers though, the Japanese industry is still very much reliant on the same people that pioneered the console games decades ago. There's a lack of fresh faces making a name for themselves when compared to the West. Hopefully this sort of thing will unearth some new talent within Nintendo.

Edit- And yes, the article's title is slightly misleading.
Edited by Paradox me - 12/7/11 at 6:52pm
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Very interesting.
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Nice find Paradox me.
Edited by PureBlackFire - 12/7/11 at 7:12pm
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Miyamoto San wubsmiley.gif... kind of odd though with Wii U coming up next year...
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It's over, Nintendo is finished.
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