Miyamoto teases new Wii U franchise for 2014
posted on 07.10.13 at 09:57 AM EDT by (@salromano)
Plus, why Peach is playable in Super Mario 3D World.

Shigeru Miyamoto, the creator of Mario, Zelda, a number of other Nintendo franchises, and currently finishing up Pikmin 3, is working on a new Wii U franchise for 2014, he teased in this week’s Famitsu.

“I hope people are looking forward to the games coming up [for Wii U],” Miyamoto told the magazine. “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. I can’t give out details, but that’s the title that’s been keeping me pretty busy lately.”

Miyamoto also discussed Super Mario 3D World, coming to Wii U this holiday.

“With 3D World, we’re aiming for something where everyone can have fun competing against with each other, not just in co-op,” Miyamoto said. “If it was a straight competition, it’d be hard to tell characters apart from one other, so with this project we introduced different abilities for each character, letting you play in different ways.”

Next to Mario, Luigi, and Toad, Super Mario 3D World introduces Peach as a playable character. According to Miyamoto, they wanted a female character because not all female players want to play as a guy with a mustache.

Thanks, Polygon.

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  • Finalshoryuken

    lol love the reasoning for putting peach in the game!

  • BigDix

    How interesting. In recent times, I’ve noticed some media making reference to “Miyamoto’s game” and their anticipation of such. But the remarks supposedly confirming said game in many minds always seemed highly tenuous, at best. This is pretty solid though. Certainly, certainly interesting….

  • Aldridge517

    *Cough* *cough* Playable Zelda in a Zelda game :P

    • SuperLuigi

      Play wand of gamelon and zelda’s adventure lol! Jk if you do you will want to pluck your eyes out.

    • Elvick

      I’d buy it.

  • SuperLuigi

    I wish we could of gotten at least a teaser in the E3 Direct of his new IP and the new Zelda. Here is to hoping the next direct has both and X’s real name and more info!

  • $29082171

    He had announced a new IP in a post-E3 interview last year saying he’d show it somewhere in 2013.

    • SuperLuigi

      That’s awesome news! Thank you

  • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

    According to Miyamoto, they wanted a female character because not all female players want to play as a guy with a mustache. <— While Toad is typically male he has no moustache and he is quite ambiguous so females shouldn't feel that weird playing as a Toad, but Peach is still a cool addition, and it makes me wonder what the "story" will be.

    • Elvick

      Toadette throws your argument in the trash.

      Sure, Toad is the type of “OH HE’S CUTE” type of character that girls would probably go for, but having a female character should just be there.

      Especially if you’re re-using the same character twice to fill up the roster. It’s about damn time they added someone else to the “team”. They should have done it with NSMBW and NSMBWU too.

      But hey, it had Mario on it so people would buy it if they had 4 Marios in it. nb4 “Four Swords” style Mario game.

      • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

        Toadette just pulls a smurf. He is ambiguous enough in his own right. And like I said it is nice they included an actual female. And it is true using two toads is a stupid idea. Though using Peach ruins the normal “story”. What will be the “story” behind this game. And as for the whole “It’s Mario” ordeal… I didn’t buy it. I hate the “New” series. And I likely won’t be getting this game either because it feels too much like the “New” series with some 3D thrown in.

        • Elvick

          Good. The normal “story” is annoying and tedious.

          • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

            Tedious? How so?

  • miyamoto

    its Mario again

    • http://www.senran-international.boards.net/ TwinTails

      Un-funny. >:(

  • MrKappa

    Does it bother anyone else that everyone is correctly color coordinated in that picture aside from Mario who is wearing yellow instead of red?

    • Elvick

      Bothers me.

    • http://www.cubiz.tk/ Auragar

      Yah… I dun know why he is yellow instead of red. It doesn’t make sense (unless it is a hint at a new Wario).

    • AdamBoy64

      Yeah, I guess it’s for photogenics. Perhaps they didn’t think a red-coloured cat was all that pleasant.

  • Willgaea

    Guess the starfox franchise is dead.

  • Hinataharem

    I thought the playable characters were a reference to Mario 2

    • http://www.senran-international.boards.net/ TwinTails

      I’m just glad that they did, all I ever wanted from a 3D Mario was for it to get rid of Peach getting kidnapped and make her playable. Now I’m waiting for a skyscraper level.

      I feel that alot of fans are trashing the game for what it should be instead of what it could be.

      Off topic: I don’t see you on boards that much. :/

      • Hinataharem

        Oh! I had cleared up my browser tabs, and if something is not in my tabs I forget about it (ADD for ya), I will definitely pop by

        • http://www.senran-international.boards.net/ TwinTails

          You up and forgot about us? smh. -_-

  • fallen

    I think games like Wii Sports and Nintendogs are pretty great additions to Nintendo’s library, but I would



    to see Miyamoto use his brain-powers to create a brand-new series for people who already play games instead of a series that tries to bring in new players.

    Come on, Miyamoto. Show the world how it’s done again. /emotions