Shigeru Miyamoto, creative genius, Nintendo mastermind and creator of such beloved video game series as Super Mario and The Legend of Zelda has his sights on a new project - specifically, a first-person shooter that utilizes Wii U functionality to its fullest. As of now, this theoretical project is not happening due to Miyamoto’s busy schedule - it exists only as an idea in his mind.
However, this is certainly an interesting prospect. What would this Miyamoto FPS play like? What would it be its focus? Would this idea, should it ever come to fruition (which it most likely won’t), win more support from core gamers? Here’s the full quote:
“I actually do kind of want to make a first-person shooter, but I don’t have time. 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. 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.”
Miyamoto went on to describe how an FPS could take advantage of the Wii U’s “window” feature, where moving it around could show the world around you - and the fun of having two people doing this with each other at the same time (you can read the full interview here).
I have to say, I really hope Miyamoto is able to get the time needed to work on this project. With the Pikmin 3 development saga coming to an end in a few months, Miyamoto will once more have an empty plate - would he be able to work on this concept? What do you think of a first-person shooter from the man of Mario of Zelda? Comment away!