Thu, Jun 14, 2012 | 03:27 BST
Miyamoto is too busy to make a shooter
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.