Ladies, gentlemen, and muffins, today I saw a very interesting statement made by none other than Shigeru Miyamoto, whom you might all know and recognize as the Golden Boy of Nintendo as well as the creator of our beloved Zelda series. In the interview, Mr. Miyamoto wished to inform the public of his preferential expertise at hardcore, or traditional, games rather than the recent stream of casual games that have been so dominating the industry.

Now, this comes as no surprise to me personally, but it’s also a very important thing to say now, at a time when casual Zelda is threatening to tear apart the community. As Mr. Miyamoto is always involved, on some level be it a designer or director or producer, with each Zelda Nintendo makes, I believe that this statement reassures me as to the new Zelda games in development still being hardcore, even if they shall be trying to appeal to both crowds of gamers.

Oh, and perhaps even more important than the new Zelda game retaining traditional game play elements, Miyamoto indirectly announced Pikmin 3. Excellent.

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