The Japanese newspaper, Asashi Shimbun, recently sat down with the President of Nintendo, Tatsumi Kimishima, where they talked about Nintendo’s future with mobile, the possibility for the development of movies and more details regarding their upcoming dedicated gaming hardware, the NX. Check out some brief snippets below.
“We’ve gotten many requests to make it easier to add friends and to increase the speed of the app, and we’re working to respond to those. With Miitomo, the more friends you connect with the wider the possibilities become, and we’d like to implement that into our next apps as well.”
“We aim to have our smartphone games work in synergy with our traditional hardware, so we’d like to make something like that a reality. I feel that we at Nintendo are well-suited for that sort of thing.”
“We’re working to plan and develop IPs with a strong demand for them. I can’t say “the fourth game will be Mario”, but we’re well aware of people’s hopes.”
“Q: Does that mean another live-action film?
A: We’ve already tried that, so perhaps not this time.”
“We have a strong stable of IP, so we’d like to be able to do something like them. So we’ll keep that in mind as we work towards making this a reality.”
“While I can’t say a particular year, we are in specific talks at the moment. Of course we’d like to make use of any income from this year, but I can’t say we’re pushing it to something five years out. I’d like to make something happen before that.”
“It’s something very new. The hardware, the software lineup, all of it is something I’d like to play for the first time myself.”
“When the NX is released, the Wii U business will slow. But the 3DS has Pokemon coming this autumn, and that’s such a big hit that I can’t imagine the NX will have a negative impact on the 3DS.”
“I suppose it can be seen that way. However, the NX is neither the successor to the Wii U nor to the 3DS. It’s a new way of playing games, which I think will have a larger impact that the Wii U, but I don’t feel it’s a pure replacement for the Wii U.”
Nintendo cinematic universe? Why not? Mario v. Luigi: Dawn of Jumpman would be lit.