While it’s true that just last month we brought you a news story about an interview Warren Spector gave where he professed his love for all things Nintendo and specifically Zelda, these new quotes from this brand new interview are simply too good to pass up.
This time around, Warren Spector (creator of Epic Mickey and Deus Ex) sat down with Industry Gamers to discus the forthcoming Epic Mickey. When asked why it was a Wii exclusive, Mr. Spector explained that the game had started out with intentions of going multiplatform, but the core gameplay of using a paintbrush worked best as gestural, so they decided to abandon all other platforms and focus on the Wii.
To read more on Mr. Spector’s love for Nintendo, as well as Zelda being his favorite game series, hit the jump!
It turns out Nintendo’s culture strongly influenced his decision as well, which he made clear by saying:
“Do you really want to be the guy who tries to convince people who want to be Master Chief or a thug in Grand Theft Auto – do you want to say, ‘you should be Mickey Mouse for a while’ or do you want to go to guys who love Mario or Sonic? It kind of made sense on every level.”
He followed that up by singing the praises of Nintendo and Zelda:
“I have been a Nintendo junkie forever, and my favorite games on the planet are the Zelda games. The opportunity to make a game on a Nintendo platform that honors those games and those genres [is incredible].”
So for a guy who clearly loves his Nintendo, what did Warren Spector have to say about the Nintendo 3DS? He loves it. He called it “phenomenal! A magical little device!” and went on to say:
“It is the coolest thing I have seen at E3 ever in any category. It’s unbelievable. It literally changed the way I think about the world. I’ve always been a believer that until we get rid of glasses, 3D is going to be dicey at best. And they got rid of the glasses. And the little genius thing of it is, there’s a little slider that adjusts the parallax, the distance between the layers basically. Which means that everybody can adjust the 3D so that it’s perfect for their eyes.”