Nintendo: core games coming, but not for a few more years

Nintendo: core games in development - Image 1Last month, we asked: has Nintendo abandoned its core community? Evidently, the answer is a resounding “no.” According to the big N, they are currently developing core gaming franchises that are set to be released in the future. Ok, they’re not coming anytime soon, but they are coming. More details in the full article.

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Because of the absence of games for the “core gamer” in E3, Nintendo was put under the spotlight. Has Nintendo abandoned its core community? The answer is a resounding “no.”

Back at E3, Shigeru Miyamoto himself explained that new Zelda and Mario games are in the works, but he didn’t go much into detail about it. Now Nintendo has revealed that the “core games” in development – presumably the Zelda and Mario games Miyamoto was talking about – won’t be out for a few more years:

We have never neglected our core gamers. We still have developers working on popular core gaming franchises but we need longer to complete these games, approximately two to three years.

These games are not ready to launch in early 2009 but are being worked on by all development teams.

So don’t fret it, core gamers, the games are coming. Maybe not in the near future, but they are coming. Take Satoru Iwata‘s word for it when he commented to Forbes last month:

If there is any perception that Nintendo is ignoring the core gamers, it’s a misunderstanding and we really want to get rid of that misunderstanding by any means.

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