Nintendo DS

Cryptic Clues About Miyamoto’s Next Games

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image Aside from New Super Mario Bros. Wii and a new Zelda game what else is the luminary game designer working on?

 

Satoru Iwata, President of Nintendo, says Shigeru Miyamoto “left significant hints…” about his upcoming projects during their investors Q&A session. Oh, well then let’s take a look at what Miyamoto said.

 

I strictly refrain from commenting on our future development. As for Nintendo DSi LL we have announced yesterday, we have found that a fair amount of DS owners are playing IN their home. Thus one of our ideas is an "in-house DS game play". Another idea is what I have been calling as a public space application. Currently we are focusing on DS as a game console that can be used outside of the home. Actually because Dragon Quest IX made Passing-By Connection much more popular, there has been an increase in people carrying around their DS, and we are trying to develop something unique around that factor. And, recently I have cats. That’s all!

 

To summarize:

  • A game that emphasizes “in-house DS game play”. Perhaps, a DSi XL game where the system sits on a table.
  • A portable game with a passive connectivity feature a la Dragon Quest IX or The World Ends With You.
  • Nintencats?

 

Very interested to see what kind of game Nintendo can make with passive networking. I like what Square Enix did with it for Dragon Quest IX. Treasure map sharing and visiting characters are neat ideas, even if they don’t work as well outside of cities.

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