Miyamoto working on new WiiU franchise


New IP to emerge on console from Mario, Zelda and Donkey Kong creator.

Shigeru Miyamoto, Nintendo's mastermind behind Mario, Donkey Kong, F-Zero, Pikmin and many more franchises, says he's started work on a new IP for the Wii U.

Speaking to Polygon, the famed game designer talked about the future of the Wii U, which has seen lacklustre sales since its launch, pointing out that recent updates to the system would be meaningless without the support of good games, hinting at his own new franchise.

“We'll have Mario Kart 8 out next spring, and at that point we'll have the whole lineup in place, so I think it's about time we brought out a new franchise,” he commented.

“I can't give out details, but that's the title that's been keeping me pretty busy lately.”

According to the report, the new mystery franchise will make its debut on the console in 2014.

Early this year, Nintendo attributed disappointing financial results on the limp sales of its new Wii U console, saying that It was largely responsible for the operating loss of JPY5.8 billion.



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