At the identical time, established properties like Mario and Zelda may even proceed to be a spotlight.
One criticism that’s been levelled at Nintendo very often over time is how the corporate tends to focus totally on its established main properties like Mario, Zelda, and Pokemon, typically at the price of creating new IP. Though Nintendo has actually launched new properties lately, with the likes of Splatoon, ARMS, Xenoblade Chronicles, and Ring Fit Adventure being notable examples, that’s a criticism they nonetheless haven’t been in a position to shake.
Going ahead, nevertheless, it seems like Nintendo can be seeking to change that. Speaking in a current interview with Nikkei (translated by VGC), Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa mentioned that to be able to stay aggressive, Nintendo goes to concentrate on creating extra new unique IP going ahead. The firm will, in fact, additionally proceed to spend money on the likes of Mario and Zelda on the identical time.
“Games should not a necessity of life,” Furukawa mentioned. “In order for patrons to decide on video games of their finite time, they should be fascinating. Competition is hard, and I’m not optimistic. I actually am taking a look at and finding out varied types of leisure. In the longer term, we are going to concentrate on creating new game sequence in addition to long-sellers resembling Mario and Zelda.”
Of course, whether or not or not these new properties handle to interrupt into the highest rungs of Nintendo’s hierarchy of properties stays to be seen, however it’ll actually be fascinating to see what they provide you with.
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