On the similar time, established properties like Mario and Zelda will even proceed to be a spotlight.
One criticism that’s been levelled at Nintendo very often through the years 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. Although Nintendo has actually launched new properties in recent times, with the likes of Splatoon, ARMS, Xenoblade Chronicles, and Ring Match Journey being notable examples, that’s a criticism they nonetheless haven’t been capable of shake.
Going ahead, nevertheless, it appears like Nintendo will probably be seeking to change that. Talking in a latest interview with Nikkei (translated by VGC), Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa mentioned that as a way to stay aggressive, Nintendo goes to deal with creating extra new unique IP going ahead. The corporate will, in fact, additionally proceed to spend money on the likes of Mario and Zelda on the similar time.
“Video games aren’t a necessity of life,” Furukawa mentioned. “To ensure that clients to decide on video games of their finite time, they need to be attention-grabbing. Competitors is hard, and I’m not optimistic. I actually am taking a look at and learning numerous types of leisure. Sooner or later, we are going to deal with creating new recreation collection in addition to long-sellers comparable to Mario and Zelda.”
After all, 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, but it surely’ll actually be attention-grabbing to see what they provide you with.