Shigeru Miyamoto, 'Creative Fellow' at Nintendo and creator of the Super Mario Bros. franchise, the Legend of Zelda franchise, Pikmin, and often touted as the greatest video game creator ever, was honored by his hometown by being granted an “Honorary Citizen of Nantan City, Kyoto Prefecture.” Hit the jump to learn more!
On October 29, it was announced that beloved video game creator Shigeru Miyamoto will be awarded the highest honor a person in a creative field can receive in Japan alongside manga creator of The Poe Clan, Moto Hagio, the “Person of Cultural Merit”. Hit the jump to learn more!
What's Shigeru Miyamoto been up to on the eve of Super Mario Run? A little bit of everything. From sitting in with the band to proving that the new game can indeed be played one-handed, Miyamoto's been popping up in videos all over the internet. Hit the jump to see two of his latest outings, and get ready to install the latest Super Mario Bros. game on your iPhone!
Nintendo of Europe shared a fun video with Mario mastermind Shigeru Miyamoto yesterday. In it the Nintendo legend answers a few burning questions about the origin of Mario's name, the in-game reality of Super Mario Bros. 3, and even who Bowser Jr.'s mom is… which just ends up begging more questions. Hit the jump to watch.
Whether you were satisfied with Nintendo's E3 2015 video presentation or not, the company's transition to the world of muppets was practically flawless. The puppet versions of Satoru Iwata, Reggie Fils-Aimé, and Shigeru Miyamoto were spot on thanks to the folks at Jim Henson Studios, and you can see Miyamoto himself visiting the studio after the jump.
Hey, Nintendo, where's our new F-Zero? If you've had that question on your mind, you'll find at least a partial answer in Shigeru Miyamoto's recent appearance on Smosh Games. Not only did Miyamoto play the guys in Mario Kart 8, he also talked Pikmin and more through the translation help of Bill Trinen. See what he had to say about F-Zero after the jump.
There's more Pikmin on the way, but this time Shigeru Miyamoto is turning his strategic plant life series into an animated film. Aptly titled Pikmin Short Movie, the CG-animated work will be screened at next month's Tokyo International Film Festival. More after the jump.
What would the world of gaming be like without Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto? That's the kind of horrific Twilight Zone scenario it's best not to think too much about, so instead let's celebrate the fact that we do have Miyamoto, who turns 60 today! Party after the jump!