Would you like to see Nintendo revive some of its older and perhaps lesser-known IPs for the Switch generation? Well, if Shuntaro Furukawa’s latest comments are anything to go by, it’s probably best not to get your hopes up.
During an interview with Nikkei earlier this week, the Nintendo president explained how much of the company’s current focus was on “new ideas” and what’s next (aka the future). Although Nintendo has a lot of older franchises it could fall back on, it sounds like it’s only really interested in keeping evergreen titles and “staple series” (such as Mario and Zelda) around.
Here’s exactly what Furukawa had to say, courtesy of a translation by Nintendo Everything:
“We are constantly looking out for new ideas and researching what we can utilize next. In future, we want to not only work on our staple series like Mario and Zelda but also work on new games and new series.”
Nintendo was able to take Zelda and Mario to new heights this generation with The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey. Alongside these more familiar series, we’ve also seen a number of new games such as ARMS and Ring Fit Adventure.
How would you feel about seeing more “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.