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Nintendo to merge handheld and console divisions by next month

Nintendo plans to unite its console and handheld divisions by February 16, combining the two into a singular unit tasked with creating next-generation hardware. As reported by Nikkei, and then confirmed to Engadget by Nintendo, the combined unit will initially incorporate 150 handheld and 130 conso...

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Miyamoto sees potential for museum guides to be a 'core business' for Nintendo

Nintendo's Audioguide Louvre, 3DS software designed to assist self-guided tours of the Louvre museum, may seem like a weird, random lark, but Shigeru Miyamoto is much more serious about the software than we thought. "One big thing I recently handled is the Audioguide Louvre - Nintendo 3DS, referred...

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Miyamoto: Retro-developed Zelda 'not out of the question,' but studio is 'too busy'

Retro Studios recently worked on 2010's Wii game Donkey Kong Country Returns, and last year's Mario Kart 7. For the studio's future, legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto said it isn't out of the question for Retro to work on the Zelda franchise; however, the Austin-based developer is currently ...

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Pikmin 3 lacking online multiplayer because ... there are a bunch of Pikmin

Nintendo's upcoming Wii U console will be the company's most internet-enabled yet. Its Miiverse intends to greatly expand on the Wii's Mii Plaza, its Friend Codes will be "a lot simpler" than previous versions of Nintendo's online buddy system, and many of its retail games will also be available di...

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Nintendo 'hasn't decided' whether to remake A Link to the Past or Majora's Mask

Nintendo is wavering between remaking The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past for 3DS and remaking Majora's Mask, Shigeru Miyamoto told IGN. "We haven't quite decided yet, whether we're going to do A Link to the Past, because there's also the possibility of doing a remake of Majora's Mask," Miyamot...

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Shigeru Miyamoto on how the Wii U could change games

The Wii U is designed to enable new gaming experiences, through the combination of motion controls and a small, personal screen. At E3, Nintendo showed games that rely on "asymmetric gaming," or giving different players different experiences; it showed games that use the Wii U's new controller as a...

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Miyamoto designing a new game, but it'll be a while

Shigeru Miyamoto told me during an E3 interview that he's working on a new game of his own, when his other job of being a very important executive allows it. "One thing I want to clear up," Miyamoto told Joystiq, "people like to ask me if I want to do a small project with a small team. I do like wo...

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Miyamoto's DS patent offers upgraded tourist hunting techniques

The DS Lite could see society's next great advancement in GPS technology, at least in tourist-heavy areas such as museums and haunted-home expeditions, a patent from Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto suggests. The patent describes a system where an overhead grid of infrared "positional information transm...

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Miyamoto equates Vita's bumpy start with that of the 3DS

Nintendo head of production Shigeru Miyamoto is a swell guy. How do we know? When baited with a chance to badmouth Sony's Vita, he chose diplomacy – even comparing its launch to the rocky launch of Nintendo's 3DS – over the usual corporate chest-pouding we're used to reading. "When we l...

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Miyamoto promises Pikmin reveal at E3 2012

In addition to a new Mario, Nintendo is bringing at least one more Nintendo game to E3. Shigeru Miyamoto has been discussing a new Pikmin game for some time, and we may finally get a first glimpse of it during this year's annual Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles. In an interview with Spa...

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