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Nintendo more supportive of ‘committed’ third parties

Sunday, 25th November 2012 22:58 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Shigeru Miyamoto has said Nintendo is likely to be more flexible and supportive towards third-party developers whose work promotes the company’s unique hardware features.

Speaking to the Guardian, the legendary designer made it clear what kind of games he favours.

“It’s a matter of how seriously they commit themselves,” he said.

“Our mission is to approach developers, and if they’re willing to commit to experiences only available on Nintendo hardware, we are more willing to help.”

That said, Miyamoto doesn’t want a series of clones.

“Each developer has his or her own ideas and we really encourage the differences,” he added.

Both of Nintendo’s current platforms, the 3DS and Wii U, boast unique hardware features. Over the years, developers have given mixed messages regarding the company’s support of third-parties, but Frozenbyte, which made a definite effort to produce Wii U-friendly content for Trine 2: Director’s Cut, has been all praise.

The article through the link above is well worth a read just for the anecdote about Miyamoto being locked in a loo. I couldn’t find an excuse to headline it.

Thanks, GoNintendo.

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  1. Clupula

    You know, when you have a reputation for not really being all that great with third parties, maybe you should be the one willing to do more of the reaching out.

    It’s like the guy who complains all the time that he never gets laid because women only like assholes, but he wouldn’t “lower” himself to talk to the nice girl who may be a 5 instead of a 10.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. monkeygourmet

    @1

    I would love to see you explain that analogy to Miyamoto…

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Clupula

    Does he speak English well? Because if he doesn’t, that would actually be funnier.

    #3 2 years ago