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Miyamoto is too busy to make a shooter

Thursday, 14th June 2012 03:27 GMT By Brenna Hillier

The man behind The Legend of Zelda, Pikmin and Nintendogs would like to make a first-person shooter, but doesn’t have the time.

“I actually do kind of want to make a first-person shooter but I don’t have time,” Shigeru Miyamoto told Kotaku.

Miyamoto didn’t seem too interested in the shooting aspect so much as the possibilities of first-person perspective, something Nintendo hasn’t explored in much depth.

“Having that 3D space that in theory you are in and being able to look around and explore that – particularly being able to do that in conjunction with another person -is very interesting,” he said.

The Mario creator has even given some thought to how a first-person game would work on Nintendo’s new Wii U hardware and its gyroscope-equipped Game Pad controller.

“If you’re playing a first-person shooter and you have the game up on the television screen and you have your subscreen below [on the Game Pad], within that game world you’re able to turn in all directions around you. Obviously that would be very fun,” he said.

“If you have two people doing that in the same room, that could create a very fun and unique gameplay experience.”

That sounds rad, man. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is expected to come to Wii U, and Ubisoft’s ZombiU is a shooter which uses the hardware in some unique ways; otherwise, the Wii U’s line-up is pretty light on first-person games.

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  1. G1GAHURTZ

    Australins still say rad? lol!

    Anyway, any Miyamoto FPS would probabbly either involve puppies and pink, fluffy clouds, or be Mario Kart on foot, where your only ‘guns’ are red and green shells or bob oms.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. aseddon130

    Yeah he’ll be too busy deciding which Mario game to re-release for the umpteenth time :P

    #2 2 years ago
  3. ManuOtaku

    If it is like metroid prime i say yes, but if it is like a traditional FPS, then we have plenty of those on the 360, ps3 and pc, we dont need more,although it will be intriguing to say the least a FPS with the nintendo touch.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. OlderGamer

    And that is the crux of it in my mind too Manu, does the market really need another FPS? There are alot(enough?) of those already. I can’t see doing one just for the sake of doing one.

    As for Nintendo shooters, I am happy as hell with Metroid games.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. ManuOtaku

    #4 agree OG

    #5 2 years ago
  6. DrDamn

    Would love to see what he could do outside of the comfort zone of Nintendo’s traditional IP. Doesn’t have to be a shooter – just something else.

    I couldn’t get on with Metroid Prime – so used to more traditional controls for that sort of game it felt wrong control wise.

    #6 2 years ago