Neoseeker : News : Miyamoto says Nintendo's working on a "new franchise" to follow Mario Kart 8's release in 2014
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Dio Jul 10, 13
The last time Miyamoto was in charge of creating a new franchise, we were given Wii Music.

In all seriousness though, I see it being a smaller-scale game. Something that makes full use of the Wii U tablet and will appeal to a broad audience. I know everyone's expectations are going to run high and they're going to expect the next Zelda or Mario, but you guys are setting yourself up for disappointment.
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rpg Jul 10, 13
quote Dio
The last time Miyamoto was in charge of creating a new franchise, we were given Wii Music.

In all seriousness though, I see it being a smaller-scale game. Something that makes full use of the Wii U tablet and will appeal to a broad audience. I know everyone's expectations are going to run high and they're going to expect the next Zelda or Mario, but you guys are setting yourself up for disappointment.
Agreed, but as the gamer in me it is only natural to get my hopes up, especially about this.

It's up to the company on whether I'll be floating on angelic wings or crushed down into the dirt with the weight of reality and a novelty use game :/

I'm just a fool looking for good games :3
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bbb7002004 Jul 10, 13
No, Miyamoto's last new franchise was Steel Diver, which released with the 3DS. Kind of amazing how everyone forgets about all of Nintendo's new franchises like Pushmo, Rolling Western, or Harmonight for daring to exist on a handheld. Also wondering how many of the Wii Music haters even played the game, or a part of the intended audience for the game.
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bluexy Jul 10, 13
quote bbb7002004
No, Miyamoto's last new franchise was Steel Diver, which released with the 3DS. Kind of amazing how everyone forgets about all of Nintendo's new franchises like Pushmo, Rolling Western, or Harmonight for daring to exist on a handheld. Also wondering how many of the Wii Music haters even played the game, or a part of the intended audience for the game.
Nintendo does a lot of experimentation, sure, but a full-fledged console new franchise that actually competes with Nintendo's existing franchises for firs-party development time? That's a big deal.
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Bluephionix Jul 10, 13
I honestly hope it's a 3rd person free roam game. I hope it's kinda like infamous.
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CarRamrod Jul 10, 13
I really want Nintendo to create a new IP that will actually help them compete with Sony and Microsoft. By that, I mean they need something that has that cinematic/movie type of experience like an Uncharted or Last of Us or a Metal Gear Solid. Those are the kinds of games that gain peoples' attention nowadays. I love Nintendo's franchises, I'm just saying this is what hurts them. Adult gamers seem to want that Mature, movie-quality experience because it seems so jaw-dropping to them. I love those games too, as they are something different.

This also doesn't help Nintendo because adults looking to get one console and whom are on the fence might not even consider a Wii U without these experiences. They know that Mario, Zelda, etc. will always be there, but they seem to think these 'blockbuster' games will offer some brand new experience since they have played Nintendo's franchises time and again. They've lost interest.
I'm taking this from my experience with friends of mine. They can only afford one console, or just don't have the time to make multiple consoles worthwhile. Now, this also comes down to online multiplayer and third party support, but I could see sales improving for these sorts of experiences I've mentioned above. That would then improve sales, then third parties would follow the money trail as well. I know my friends aren't a huge sample for an actual study or anything, but having been through college recently and having talked to numerous young-adults, gamers and casuals, this is the vibe I get from them. You even mention the Wii or Nintendo and they blow it off immediately for a new console, even though they get very nostalgic and love going back to play various N64 games many weekends.

It's sad, as I love Nintendo because I am getting a little sick of these movie type of experiences. Those games last me maybe 20 hours for a campaign, if I'm lucky(usually 10 or less). I feel like Nintendo games last me closer to 50+ on average and are fun throughout.
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Yay4sean Jul 10, 13
Metroid is the only thing that would make me buy a new Wii U. Though, I think he was just the producer for the Prime games. Still!! Metroid!! It'd take everyone by surprise since they said no Metroid was being considered or something like that.
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Slash Jul 10, 13
Miyamoto hasn't made a good franchise since the SNES, so expectations are low.
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THM Jul 10, 13
No news about Contra???
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Zombie_Barioth Jul 10, 13
quote Slash
Miyamoto hasn't made a good franchise since the SNES, so expectations are low.
You mean like Pikmin?

I wouldn't be surprised if they're trying to come up with something that shows off the Wii U's capabilities the way Wii Sports did for the Wii. Yes, theres Nintendo Land but not everyone can take full advantage of it.

Nintendo can make some pretty good games when they're not shoving existing IPs into them, but more likely than not whatever they come up with will probably get over shadowed by Mario, Zelda, Pokemon, ect.
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Skyler_x_Mandy Jul 10, 13
But... I didn't even get my Banjo & Kazooie 3...
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Axe Jul 10, 13
I thought Miyamoto stepped down in some fashion some time after Sticker Star to stop *bleep*ing everything? Was it just from his then-current position or something?
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Zombie_Barioth Jul 10, 13
quote Axe
I thought Miyamoto stepped down in some fashion some time after Sticker Star to stop *bleep*ing everything? Was it just from his then-current position or something?
Hes supposed to be taking a step back so that the less experienced members of the staff can learn to take charge for when he eventually retires, but this isn't the first time he said that either. I believe he said the same thing back when Twilight Princess was being made too.

Not sure now if he came right out and said it but I recall him saying something about making smaller games when he finally does.
Last edited by Zombie_Barioth :: Jul 11, 13
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anacreon Jul 11, 13
I am pretty sure he stepped down because he wanted more direct involvement in game development instead of what he was doing before which was more or less being an advisor.
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