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Mario creator interested in making first-person shooter

Miyamoto doesn't have the time, though

Iconic Nintendo game designer Shigeru Miyamoto is known for platformers like Mario and adventure games like Zelda, but if he had the bandwidth, he'd like to take a stab at making a first-person shooter title, he recently revealed.

Speaking with Kotaku, Miyamoto commented, "I actually do kind of want to make a first-person shooter, but I don't have time."

Miyamoto's idea for a first-person shooter isn't necessarily a violent one. Unsurprisingly, the game designer is more interested in the first-person exploration aspect.

"Rather than necessarily the question of 'What kind of weapon do I have?' in a first person shooter or 'What kind of effect does that have on an enemy?', I think that the structure of a first-person shooter is something that's very interesting," he said. "Having that 3D space that in theory you are in and being able to look around and explore that-particularly being able to do that in conjunction with another person-is very interesting."

Miyamoto actually does have some experience with first-person shooters, as he oversaw the first Metroid Prime game which was designed in collaboration with Retro Studios.

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James Brightman: James Brightman has been covering the games industry since 2003 and has been an avid gamer since the days of Atari and Intellivision. He was previously EIC and co-founder of IndustryGamers and spent several years leading GameDaily Biz at AOL prior to that.
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