Jun 13th, 2012

Miyamoto Wii U
Shigeru Miyamoto isn’t a name one associates with first person shooter games. But that doesn’t mean the Nintendo legend is against the genre. Quite the contrary. The creator of Mario, Zelda, and Pikmin (among others), recently said in an interview with Kotaku that he wants to make a first person shooter, but sadly, he doesn’t have the time. Which is quite understandable — Miyamoto is juggling between lots of projects at Nintendo and probably consulting on games that are developed elsewhere, like Retro Studio’s rumored Wii U Metroid Game.

While Miyamoto is interested in first person shooters, it’s not because of the weapons and action, but rather, the ability to see the world from a first person perspective, something he called “very interesting”. He envisions an FPS game where the player uses the Wii U GamePad to look around in the 3D world. While Miyamoto hasn’t made an FPS from start to finish, he was the key producer on Metroid Prime for the GameCube, and had final say on how the game played.

There’s probably not a single Nintendo fan in the world who wouldn’t love to see a Shigeru Myamoto-made first person shooter. Hopefully in the future he can find some spare time to make one for the Wii U.

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  • Death

    Yes! Invent moar Time nao Chuck Norris! i DEMAND IT!

  • Butts

    Maybe. . . After he makes my Zelda

    • Hafid

      Eh wait !
      He doesnt have Time …
      Pfouhhhh …

      • derp

        Make a first person zelda

  • Kirby

    Use the wii u zapper and make a links crossbow training again

  • Watch_Dog

    I don’t know, first person shooters and other first person stuff aren’t really my thing. Though, I can Tell Miyamoto is interested. He originally wanted Ocarina of Time to be First-Person

  • Alienfish

    Screw spare time! He should finish up Pikmin, Luigi’s Mansion and whatever pet project he’s working on and then focus completely on making fps games into the form they will probably keep for ten years following. If any genre needs a game changer, it’s the fps.

  • Hafid

    No way !!!
    I hate FPS …
    Yeah right after a new Mario !!!!!!!!!!!

    • Macarony64

      you may say i hate action fps cause i love skyrim and if miyamoto can to something it would be like it or better

    • Macarony64

      i think you mean action fps cause skyrim and fallout are great

  • swic11

    I think that this could be interesting. Making an FPS thats not actually about killing but exploring.

    • Matt

      THIS. Of course, being a shooter, there’d be killing, but what if that wasn’t the main focus? That’d be AMAZING!!

    • Ravyu

      That would be a first-person action/adventure game <—- dominated by metroid prime series so no point making a new one

  • 3ds guy

    Nintendo could put there magic into it and make a good fps but not like a cod more like a goldeneye n64 mow that was great although by rare.

  • WiiUPlayWithMe:P

    Boss Asian man makes boss videogames. Yes. It would be probably a lot like Zelda, in style. Explore around, shoot enemies that disappear in darkness or poofs of smoke. And save someone. Miyamoto loves the princess saving games. Maybe a bit more cartoonish, or anime like in style would be cool. Kinda like, but not quite as far as the no more hero games. Like its a game that you’d say, this looks very Asian, but not so Asian that it drives away potential customers. Like a nice balance between western and eastern art style. Can’t be too realistic though. That genera needs a change, that’s why I say more no more heroes like. But not that extreme

  • Fuzunga

    He doesn’t have to make it a shooter just because it’s first person…

  • fgsdfs

    But does he want to make a shooter, or just a game in first person?

    • EponaVsCrimsonLoftwing

      Well, I think he was thinking shooter, mainly cause the gamepad has great fps potential. I mean, any kind of first person would work, but I think he also wants to show that Nintendo can rock fps and make them truly unique and new. They may include other things though. Swords or something, but I don’t think he really wants to do that, cause it could end up just like Zelda, and it sounds like he wants to make a new, unique ip, so shooter. If Miyamoto is doing it, it’ll be good, no matter what genera it is. So you don’t have to really worry. He’ll Nintendoize it and make it a fun game, not just blood and gore.

  • Leeroy

    Do it miyamoto do it! I really don’t like first person shooters myself but it will shut up the Nintendo is for kids argument for good

    • Ryu

      I know right!? It needs to happen?

  • AwayToHit

    Inb4 Call of Smash: Modern Brawling xD

    • Ninty fan

      I was going to say that…….. guess thats what i get for being late.

  • Lew3107

    I have been thinking about this idea for a long time now. I think a good idea is to revive Sheriff from the arcades, but make it a TPS/FPS, similar to Ghost Recon but with less focus on tactics. The story is ready made too; save your love interest from bandits. You could spend ages exploring deserts and cities and recruiting new people to your group of cowboys, throw in local and online multiplayer; this could easily be expanded into a 12+ hour game if you ask me.

  • Leeroy

    How out something futuristic with guns that look like blasters from star wars and you could controll the actuall planes yourself and bomb futuristic cities

  • Jerm1234

    I bet its gonna be a Metroid game

  • Jerm1234

    Metroid game