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Miyamoto and Takahashi comment on Minecraft

Posted on June 20, 2014 by (@NE_Brian) in General Nintendo, News

Shigeru Miyamoto and Shinya Takahashi, who oversees the Nintendo SPD teams, both commented on Minecraft as part of an interview with Kotaku. Both had pretty positive things to say.

First, here’s what Miyamoto shared:

“I haven’t played it myself. But I have heard quite a bit about it. I think he (Takahashi) knows more about it than I do. But I like that style of game, and I look at Mario Maker as being something in a similar vein.”

“Our hardware is the only hardware that you can do both the touch control and stick control.”

“Maybe we’re meeting with them! Who knows?”

Takahashi also said the following:

“We’ve always thought internally that using the [Wii U] GamePad would probably make for a Minecraft that’s very easy to play. And, of course, if we were to do something with Minecraft on the 3DS, similarly we would probably do it where it would be easier to play and could probably reach a lot of kids. What’s interesting is that, in Japan, Minecraft is not popular in the way it is in the U.S. and Europe, so we’ve also thought that, if we were able to do a partnership like that, it might bring opportunity to help make Minecraft more popular in Japan.”


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