Are you waiting for more Nintendo films? Well, there’s going to be a disappointment: Miyamoto claims that we’ll get nothing in the near future. Is that really so? Let’s start with the facts.
Shigeru Miyamoto, the famed developer of video games for Nintendo, is presently touring the press for The Super Mario Bros. Movie. He was questioned about the idea of “other Nintendo” franchises being turned into movies during a conversation with Game Informer. This is what he said:
You probably know that we have Nintendo Pictures now as a group. Whenever we create games, that’s one form of content. And when we create animation, that’s another form of content. And we want to continue to expand the amount of content that we can produce. In terms of announcing or sharing anything, I try to hold off until there’s something really good and enjoyable. So, there’s probably nothing to announce in the near future, so I ask you to put all your focus in this movie currently.
Okay, let’s just say that there is really nothing in the cards for us in the near future, like nothing. So, could this be correct based on what we’ve previously got?! Nintendo Pictures is now a real thing, and it’s really starting to grow massively worldwide. There are probably millions of fans that are now daydreaming of adaptations of popular franchises like The Legend of Zelda and the Metroid series. Isn’t this just right?!
Given how long Nintendo and Illumination took to produce the Mario Movie, the decision on bringing something in the near future is somehow acceptable, and this shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. We’ll definitely get to see more, but it’s going to take some good years.
On his most recent press tour, Miyamoto also discussed Mario games for mobile devices. When asked if there will be a new Mario game released in the future, he advised fans to keep an eye out for the next Nintendo Directs. Quite impressive, isn’t it?!