Shigeru Miyamoto Unlikely to Work on Next Mario Game, Wants to Focus on Smaller Projects

on November 3, 2013 9:20 AM

The upcoming Wii U title Super Mario 3D World doesn’t see Nintendo’s mastermind Shigeru Miyamoto in a leading role, and it seems that the Mario’s happy father doesn’t have much of a desire to put himself at the helm of the series again anytime soon, as he mentioned in an interview on Gamekult.

Create a game of the caliber of Super Mario 3D World takes a lot of energy and there is little chance that I could take the time to work on the next Mario. However, I want to get involved again and more deeply in the development of smaller projects, but that doesn’t mean it will be a modest download-only title or something like that. It is not impossible for me to work on a new game as the main producer in the future, but even when I’m not directly in charge of a project, I always look at what the teams does in terms of gameplay, and I trust them. Don’t worry about Mario!

If you can’t wait to play the next game by Miyamoto-san, it probably won’t be a Mario title, but it won’t be a bite-sized e-shop game either. What will it be? We’ll have to wait and see.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.