Shigeru Miyamoto Is Not Working On Nintendo’s Next Console

The man responsible for some of the most iconic video game franchises ever, Shigeru Miyamoto, has revealed some surprising news. According to him, he is not at all involved in the development of Nintendo’s next console.

This news was revealed during an interview he had with Forbes, where Miyamoto revealed that he is instead involved with the development of games. This marks a shift from his usual hardware development role that he had filled for a long time now.

Here’s a snippet of what he said in the interview:

“I’ve pulled myself back out of some of the hardware section and I’m really focused on some of the software I’m involved in–for example, the new Starfox game.”

He goes on to mention that he has more of an observational role with the new hardware:

“Of course, I am observing and looking at the hardware, but I am not actively participating and making decisions.”

Elsewhere in the interview it is revealed that Nintendo is trying to win back third-party support with the new system, with the company discussing it with major publishers during E3 and the reception was apparently positive. This is great to hear, considering third-party publishers want pretty much nothing to do with Wii U.

Nintendo Is Quietly Planning Another 3DS Zelda Game

Looks like Link may be prepping for another adventure on the 3DS.

The Legend of Zelda series creator Shigeru Miyamoto has gone on record saying that there are ideas for a new Zelda game on the 3DS at a shareholders meeting last month.

Miyamoto said the following:

“We are gradually changing the structure of The Legend of Zelda series, and we are preparing to newly evolve the series for Wii U. In addition to that, we have ideas for Nintendo 3DS which we have not announced yet, so I hope you will look forward to them.”

The last Zelda game to come out on the 3DS was last years acclaimed A Link Between Worlds. Ocarina of Time was also remade for the system and there have been rumors that Majora’s Mask may be getting a similar treatment, as well.