March 20th, 2006, 17:04 Posted By: wraggster
It's not often the gaming press get an audience with Shigeru Miyamoto, but fresh from being made a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters, the father of Mario has recently granted a number of interviews, and divulged a slurry of interesting Nintendo tid-bits.
Miyamoto, who apparently has a brain-age of 20, recently spoke to our colleagues on Official Nintendo Magazine, who asked all the burning questions regarding the upcoming Zelda adventure, Twilight Princess.
Speaking about the game's delay from last year, Miyamoto said that he didn't want to make any excuses for Twilight Princess' tardy arrival. "Zelda is a project with a huge volume of people and complex game development procedures," he said. "As soon as we decided to postpone the game from last year to this year and make the perfect Zelda, all the team were delighted to have the time to work on many ideas."
ONM also managed to ask the man about last week's Playstation 3 delay announcement, to which Miyamoto was apparantly not surprised. "We all knew that Sony wouldn't be able to make it for spring 2006," said Miyamoto, "It was just a matter of time before they had to tell people about the delay because it's already spring 2006!"
The Nintendo mastermind wrapped up his string of interviews last week with an online webchat, in which he answered a handful of the impressive 11000 fan-submitted questions. Apart from confirming European download content for Animal Crossing Wild World, and snubbing a marriage proposal from an excited fan, the interview was virtually barren of huge revelations.
However, Miyamoto did comment briefly on the Revolution, and what will be possible with its innovative 'wand' controller. When asked about the Revolution controller, Miyamoto said "we are now performing experiments in making Mario jump simply by pointing him and clicking, and in the case of Zelda just suppose how fun it will be when you swing the controller and Link swings his sword."
Miyamoto's ideas sound exciting, but it's certainly intriguing if Nintendo is still performing experiments with their two big franchises on Revolution. Is this a translation error, or are the Revolution Mario and Zelda games coming quicker than we thought? As always, E3 holds the answers.
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