Miyamoto Interested in Developing a First Person Shooter

by William D'Angelo, posted on 13 June 2012 / 6,696 Views

Shigeu Miyamoto, the creator of Mario and The Legend of Zelda speaking with Kotaku stated he is interested in making a first person shooter. The problem is that he does not have the time.

"I actually do kind of want to make a first-person shooter," said Miyamoto at E3 last week. "But I don't have time."

What interests him the most is not the violent aspect of the genre, but the first person experience. That is not surprising because he has never made a violent video game that has realistic blood and guts that is seen in today's modern shooters.

"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. "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."


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13 Comments

RedInker (on 14 June 2012)

Call of Duty: Mario Warfare.


bobgamez (on 13 June 2012)

ladys and gentlemen, we have found the cod killer


CGI-Quality (on 13 June 2012)

Wouldn't be surprised if it were to become a new industry benchmark. Brilliance follows this man!


happydolphin (on 14 June 2012)

Very well said.


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Kresnik (on 13 June 2012)

I'd be very interested in seeing what Miyamoto would do with an FPS. I suspect it would be more of a first-person adventure, like Portal or Metroid Prime, though (as the article mentions).


vic_viper (on 17 June 2012)

Mario Paintball incoming. I agree who;eheartedly CGI-Quality, the man has a proven track record. I wouldn't be surprised either by the innovations this game could bring to the FPS genre. Metroid Prime was such a revelation and Miyamoto was only producer (albiet a very hands on one). I can only imagine what this guy could do with full directorial control.


Alby_da_Wolf (on 17 June 2012)

He could make a FPM, First Person Mushroom! :-P


withdreday (on 15 June 2012)

The last thing we need is another FPS...


usrevenge (on 16 June 2012)

lol. video game with super soakers probably. or, maybe a first person mario.. but the platforming would be a pain then =


lilbroex (on 14 June 2012)

Of all of the Nintendo news that has come out in the most uninnovative news to come from them and before that is was baseless negative rumors. There is certainly no bias in this sites journalism.


Anself (on 14 June 2012)

I would say : Call of Mario : Nintendo war!!! ;-)


Tammi (on 14 June 2012)

A nintendo character based nonviolent fps sounds interesting....


DieAppleDie (on 13 June 2012)

very interesting indeed...


user78405 (on 13 June 2012)

its like Ratchet and Clank type....I haven't seen a game from Nintendo for a long time since N64 introduced...


NintendoFanDj (on 13 June 2012)

not sure if serious or trolling >_>


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