Nintendo senior managing director Shigeru Miyamoto has created some of the biggest characters in gaming, including Mario, Donkey Kong, and Link. In a Q&A session at Nintendo’s general shareholders meeting this week, the designer told investors he is looking to add at least one more name to his considerable resume.
Pikmin debuted on the GameCube in late 2001.
According to a GameSpot translation of Nintendo’s transcript of the event, Miyamoto was asked to share details on new projects. He replied that he hasn’t had much time to slow down and think about new projects with 3DS development ramping up. However, he has found that deadlines sometimes cause new ideas to “glitter,” so conditions might be right at the moment for something new.
“It’s been nearly 10 years since the creation of Pikmin,” Miyamoto said. “I think this coming year, it’s about time a new character be created.”
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