The man responsible for the videogame industry's most recognizable icons says he hasn't done his best work yet.
After creating Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, and Wii Music (joke) amongst other top Nintendo titles, you would think that Nintendo's 57 year old Shigeru Miyamoto is out of good ideas. However, according to him, the innovation in present and future Nintendo consoles and handhelds means that the best is yet to come.
In an interview with GamesTM (via MCV), Miyamoto said that he never dreamed he would be working on titles like those Nintendo has recently developed. "In the past five years I've been working on such unusual titles like Wii Fit Plus and Wii Sports Resort," he said. "Ten years ago I could never have been able to imagine that I would be making games like that. That's why I can say that the best is yet to come to me."
Just as players of Pong in the 1970s never thought they'd be playing games like God of War III, Miyamoto never thought as he was creating Mario that Nintendo would eventually release machines like the Wii, DS, and whatever the 3DS will be, on which he can create completely unique experiences. Miyamoto expects this to continue in the future, even though he still won't reveal what Nintendo's next home console might be able to do.
When asked about the Wii HD yet again, Miyamoto replied: "Technology is always evolving and Nintendo, just like other companies, is going to integrate those technologies into our new products as they develop. Whether that be a Wii HD, Wii 2 or an entirely new console, I am not in a position to say at the moment. I think that in the next generation of hardware, the challenge is how unique and different a product Nintendo is able to make." Reading between the lines, we can see that Miyamoto is saying the Zii will hook up to our brains and cause us to hallucinate, truly bringing videogames into reality and making controls as easy as strangling your Koopa Troopa neighbor.
Miyamoto also said that he'd love to see a new Starfox game for the Wii, but offered nothing else other than this statement of desire. It's a pity that this awesome Nintendo series has no foreseeable future, but if Miyamoto likes it maybe Starfox has a chance at life again someday.