Nintendo may outsource more HD remakes, says Miyamoto

Nintendo wants to keep its focus on new games, not more HD remakes

Even though The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker HD tripled sales of the Wii U for September, Nintendo doesn't want to do more HD remakes in-house. According to a report by Polygon, Nintendo game designer Shigeru Miyamoto said more remakes are possible, but they would likely come from Nintendo's development partners.

"That's certainly possible, but most of our developers are working on new games," he said. "We like to have them working on new stuff. HD remakes might be a good project for development partners, so that's something I hope we can introduce in the future."

Miyamoto said that Nintendo's upcoming Super Mario 3D World was more indicative of the company's plans: new ideas and old inspiration in a single title.

"If your interest is in finding elements from previous games you'll find them scattered all about," he added. "There is a lot of content like that. We've tried to find some fun new elements that we could incorporate. I certainly wouldn't rule out the possibility of us creating more games like [Super Mario Galaxy] in the future. What we're trying to accomplish here is to create a good entry point for new players."

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Rick Lopez Illustrator, Graphic Designer 6 years ago
Well those new gameplay trailers for SuperMaio 3d World really won me over. I didnt think much of it at first, but when it comes down to it, I know it will be both fun and control well. And that new Super Mario/Luigi Bros. WiiU bundle has pretty much gurenteed Ill be getting a WiiU for christmas.. I think now that alot of games have been cancelled for XB1 and PS4, their situation is not that much differant from Nintendo's. Im going to get my PS4 in november, but with drive club, the crew, Second sun, watchdogs and a few others being delayed till, 2014... of the games I want this leaves me with killzone, Battlefield 4, call of Duty Ghosts all of which are shooters. And the world does not revolve around shooters. So the WiiU will fill that void that niether XB1 or PS4 can fill. So you can bet that part of my christmas bonus will go towards a WiiU, which will happily sit besides my PS4. I wouldnt count Nintendo out just yet. Most of their titles have recived stellar reviews and I hope people start seeing the value of Nintendo's products.
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Caleb Hale Journalist 6 years ago
Good plan by Nintendo. It needs to focus on making new gaming memories rather than trying to relive the glory of old ones. That said, I'd buy a Wii U HD remake of Super Mario 64, or the Mario Galaxies in a heartbeat.
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Adam Campbell Product Manager, Azoomee6 years ago
Good idea if they wish to pursue this.

There are games that could really benefit from the HD treatment, i.e. Metroid Prime Trilogy.
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James Wells Gaming Contributor - 6 years ago
I agree; I was going to mention MPT if you hadn't as well. The game looks great at 480p, 1080p would be pretty slick!

Perhaps it's not silly then to hope for a Xenoblade HD one day as well?
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