Miyamoto plans to continue working should Nintendo retire him

Friday, 16th April 2010 15:14 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Games legend and BAFTA Fellowship Award recipient, Shigeru Miyamoto, has revealed that because he feels his best work is “yet to come”, he may never technically retire.

Speaking with GamesTM, Miyamoto uses “aged cartoonists” still working on projects as an example of what he plans to do should Nintendo ever ask him to retire.

“I am one of the company workers and the company has to retire me some time,” he said. “So from that perspective, yes, I may have to retire from Nintendo some day.

“But when I look around and see how aged cartoonists continue to work on their manga and how movie directors create new movies all the time, I understand that they would never retire. And by the same token, I guess I will still be making games somehow.

“The only question is whether the younger people will be willing to work with me at that far point in the future”.

Miyamoto’s latest game, Super Mario Galaxy 2, is slated for release May 23 in the US and June 11 in Europe.



  1. tenthousandgothsonacid

    This story looks awfully familiar :)

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Stephany Nunneley

    There. That better? :)

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Blerk

    Why would Nintendo ever ‘retire’ him? It’s not like they’re Activision or anything, I’m sure they fully realise just what they have.

    #3 5 years ago

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