Shigeru Miyamoto, who is the man behind the majority of Nintendo’s most famous characters and games, has given hints that suggest a technical overhaul could be coming to the phenomenally popular Wii console.
Mr Miyamoto has been working for Nintendo for over 30 years and in his time he has forged gaming in his own image with Mario, Zelda and Starfox all listed on his extensive CV.
Mr Miyamoto was receiving an award for his services to gaming when he took the time to spill the beans on what sounds like some new Wii-based technology that will be coming to consumers in the near future.
As well as working on the upcoming title in the Zelda franchise, Mr Miyamoto said that he was also putting his talents towards many other titles. Fans of the Wii will be pleased to hear that the MotionPlus add-on will be getting far greater support in future games, which will make the investment well worth it.
It was also suggested that the Wii was due for a hardware upgrade and given Mr Miyamoto’s position within Nintendo it is fairly safe to say that when he hints at something, it is almost definitely in the pipeline.
There has been much speculation as to where Nintendo will take the Wii next and many believe that the obvious route will be to offer a slightly beefier version capable of high definition gaming. However, given the Wii’s ever-growing user base, it is likely that backwards compatibility rather than complete replacement will be its aim.