Isn't it about time Nintendo started creating some new IP instead of milking poor Mario to death? Shigeru Miyamoto seems to think so.
The father of Super Mario Bros. tells Famitsu in this weeks issue that Nintendo needs new franchises, and he's working on a game as we speak.
Famitsu: So, starting with Pikmin 3, you've got a lot of new Wii U titles planned up until the holiday season.
Miyamoto: With the recent version upgrade [of the Wii U], we've worked on the system side of things and we're planning on further system tweaks ahead, but even as is, [the Wii U] has become a useful item for the living room. However, it's pointless to talk about other features, no matter how fulfilling, without releasing games of our own, so we hope you'll look forward to the games to come. Next Spring, with the release of Mario Kart 8, we'll have a general selection available, so I've been thinking it would be a good time to bring out a new franchise.
Famitsu: A new franchise! An all-new title that you would be working on?
Miyamoto: I can't say too much in detail right now, but I've been pretty busy with this title these days.
Miyamoto is keeping his brain sealed from us for now, but it's good to know that one of the brightest minds in the industry isn't content to just let the Mario cheques keep rolling in. Nintendo needs all the help it can get right now, and there's probably no one better to help them than Miyamoto.