“What I’ve been saying to our development teams recently is that “Twilight Princess” was not a bad game, by any means. But, still, it felt like there was something missing. And while, personally, I feel like “Super Mario Galaxy” was able to do some things that were very new and were very unique, at the same time, from another perspective, certain elements of it do feel somewhat conservative in terms of how far we branched out with design. And so this is something I’ve been talking to both of those teams about.”
That’s a quote from an interview from MTV Multiplayer blog’s latest interview with Shigeru Miyamoto. I’m pleased to know that Miyamoto is still interested in pushing the Mario and Zelda franchises forward. Super Mario Galaxy was an absolute gem and I cannot imagine how an non-conservative version of that would be — mindblowingly awesome comes to mind, though.
He also goes into talk involving a bit of Spore, Portal and the upcoming installment of Punch-Out for Wii.
Spore officially launches on September 7th in North America, but some lucky Australians were lucky enough to receive several days earlier. I have some interest in this. More like passing interest, but let’s not get into semantics. I didn’t get to try the Creature Creator, but seeing all the creatures of the Sporepedia does make me want to try creating a new lifeform.
Anyways, there are some screenshots of the game, but they don’t do the game justice.
For the hardcore gamer demographic, Nintendo’s press conference was a bore. For those with an open mind and curious as to how Nintendo will continue to broaden the gaming market, it was something worthwhile. Sorta.
The press conference was a mixed bag and just like Microsoft’s press conference, it’s a lot more exciting to read the list. Enjoy.
After a long, long wait, Will Wright’s beloved Spore will be available on September 7th, 2008. Am I excited? Not terribly, but I know some people are. If you wish to hear more from the brains behind this highly ambitious project, check out the 1UP’s interview with Will Wright. It’s a two part affair with part two arriving sometime later this week.