© Nintendo Would you like to see Nintendo restore a few of its older and maybe lesser-known IPs for the Switch generation? Well, if Shuntaro Furukawa’s most current comments are anything to pass, it’s most likely best not to get your hopes up excessive.
Throughout an interview with Nikkei earlier today, the Nintendo president explained just how much of the business’s current focus was on “brand-new concepts” and what’s next (aka the future). Nintendo has a lot of older franchises it might fall back on, it sounds like it’s only truly interested in keeping evergreen titles and “essential series” (such as Mario and Zelda) around.
Here’s precisely what Furukawa had to state, thanks to a translation by Nintendo Everything:
“We are continuously keeping an eye out for originalities and investigating what we can use next. In future, we wish to not just deal with our staple series like Mario and Zelda but likewise deal with new games and new series.”
Nintendo had the ability to take Zelda and Mario to new heights this generation with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey. Along with these more familiar series, we’ve also seen a variety of brand-new games such as ARMS and Ring Fit Adventure.
How would you feel about seeing more “brand-new games and new series” from Nintendo moving forward? Would you like another success story such as Splatoon, or would you rather a blast from the past? Share your thoughts down below.