Miyamoto Wants to Make a Shooter? Blasphemy!

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

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In a statement that will no doubt have Mario/Zelda fanboys the world over screaming and farting in anger, Miyamoto stated that he would really like to make a first-person shooter at some point, if he had the time to spare. First-person shooters, of course, have been the whipping boy of these people for many years.

But what’s this? It seems that Miyamoto doesn’t want to make a first-person shooter simply about shooting enemies in the face. Instead, he wants it to be about exploring and interaction with the environment. “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. 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.”

That idea kind of sounds like what was used in the Metroid Prime series. You know, the series of Metroid games that were first-person shooter games that also had a big emphasis on platforming and exploration, yet several fanboys hated it simply because it was an FPS? We can’t have games like those because they’re first-person shooters, and those games never innovate and are always the same damn game.


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  • What.

    People who don’t like Metroid Prime exist?


    • I know. They should just make another Metroid Prime. :/

    • As much as I like the Metroid Prime series, I’d like to see a return to the 2D sidescrolling gameplay. Well, a return to 2D sidescrolling gameplay that doesn’t suck, anyways. >.>

    • -1, the new Metroid are amazing.

    • They need to get new games out there. Just stop trying to get them to re-use games and let a series die out peacefully for once. They can’t milk those franchises forever.

    • Daniel Gulyas

      I wasn’t personally a huge fan.

      And not because I thought it was a poorly executed game; it just wasn’t for me. That happens on occasion.

  • But Metroid Prime wasn’t FPS

    • Ilpala

      It was first-person. You shot things. You can understand my confusion.

    • It was developed and published by Nintendo of America. Miyamoto had almost nothing to do with it.

    • No, it was developed by Retro Studios, and it was Miyamoto that suggested that Retro take on the project. He also provided the game with his usual level of design input of games’s he not directly involved in designing, but still has a vested interest in.

  • DjChopper24

    I remember Charlotte showed an article to me in a Nintendo magazine… it said that Miyamoto originally wanted Ocarina of Time to become a first-person shooter.
    That would have been interesting. XD

  • onepiecem7

    Holy Shit! 

  • And whats the problem?, He is Miyamoto, he can make First Person Shooters innovative again! 😀

  • I would LOVE this. I love a good FPS that’s focused on being different and is a blast to play. Could be innovative.

  • Interesting! Miyamoto could very well possibly become the savior of the staleness that -typically- is FPS today (I’m not saying all FPS are bad~).

    Man, that would skyrocket the sales for WiiU.. imagine; The FPS-genre gets re-invented, and it’s on a NINTENDO-console!

    Nintendo would win the world.

  • Kai

    There was nothing innovative or different about Bioshock.

  • I would like to see Miyamoto do a new IP.  I don’t care what type of game it is, really.

  • IIsutaa

    I like the choice of links at the end.

  • Man, this made my day! Even just to hear him talk about it excites me!

  • Try to look at it outside the box: Miyamoto will not conform to the conventions of the genre. Miyamoto will DEFINE the conventions of the genre.

    Nintendo is our glorious king.