A lot has changed in the over three decades Shigeru Miyamoto has acted as Nintendo’s key creative visionary, shepherding series like Mario and The Legend of Zelda through over a dozen major iterations each. With both franchises now pushing past 25 years on the market, Miyamoto told msnbc.com’s In-Game that the evolution of Nintendo’s series has involved coordination between creating new technology and creating new gameplay simultaneously.
“In the case of ‘The Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess,’ specifically, of course we took advantage of the motion-sensing technology to some extent,” Miyamoto said of the Wii launch title that first showed off the system’s motion-sensing remote. “However, we felt that something was lacking and we wanted to do more with more precise motion sensing technology, so at that time we were able to identify the specific technology we really want to use for the next time.”

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