© Nintendo Would you like to see Nintendo revive some of its older and perhaps lesser-known IPs for the Switch generation? Well, if Shuntaro Furukawa’s newest comments are anything to go by, it’s probably best not to get your hopes up excessive.
During an interview with Nikkei earlier today, the Nintendo president explained just how much of the business’s current focus was on “brand-new ideas” and what’s next (aka the future). Although Nintendo has a lot of older franchises it might draw on, it sounds like it’s only really thinking about keeping evergreen titles and “staple series” (such as Mario and Zelda) around.
Here’s exactly what Furukawa needed to say, thanks to a translation by Nintendo Everything:
“We are constantly keeping an eye out for brand-new concepts and investigating what we can utilize next. In future, we desire to not just deal with our staple series like Mario and Zelda but likewise work on brand-new video games and new series.”
Nintendo was able to take Zelda and Mario to brand-new heights this generation with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey. Alongside these more familiar series, we’ve likewise seen a variety of new video games such as ARMS and Ring Fit Adventure.
How would you feel about seeing more “new games and new series” from Nintendo moving on? Would you like another success story such as Splatoon, or would you rather a blast from the past? Share your ideas down below.