He’s introduced the world to Super Mario Bros. and The Legend Of Zelda, and helped make Nintendo the gaming powerhouse that it is today. But what would happen if instead Shigeru Miyamoto had created Super Mario Warfare or Donkey Kongenstein 3D?
That may never happen, but doesn’t mean the creator isn’t interested in First-Person Shooters.
“I actually do kind of want to make a first-person shooter,” he said during the Kotaku interview, “but I don’t have time.”
More after the break.
If you’re thinking this means that Miyamoto has a little virtual blood lust within him, think again. He’s actually interested in gamers exploring a new world through that particular angle.
“Rather than necessarily the question of ‘What kind of weapon do I have?’ in a first person shooter or ‘What kind of effect does that have on an enemy?’, I think that the structure of a first-person shooter is something that’s very interesting,” he said through a translator. “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.”
The interesting tidbit actually popped up thanks to a question concerning the WiiU’s GamePads, which you can read more about in the interview, as Miayamoto even continues to use First Person Shooters as an example of the GamePad’s use.