Mario leads the way.
In an interview with the Associated Press, Nintendo game designer Shigeru Miyamoto briefly discussed the company's future hardware plans.
When asked if he'll continue to design Wii U games after the release of Star Fox next year, Miyamoto said the focus is on the Wii U "for the time being," but that Nintendo is working on new hardware ideas too.
"...For the time being, our focus is on the Wii U hardware, but Nintendo as a whole has groups working on ideas for new hardware systems. While we're busy working on software for the Wii U, we have production lines that are working on ideas for what the next system might be."
Whatever comes next, Miyamoto wants to see Mario leading the way. He compared the iconic hero to Mickey Mouse, who was at the forefront of many revolutions in animation tech.
"From early on, I wanted Mario to be that character in the digital world, so that with each digital evolution, he was there to usher in the next era. I think that maybe when we release the next hardware system, you can look forward to seeing Mario take on a new role or in a new game."
In case you missed it, Miyamoto also recently said that if certain Amiibos are no longer available in the future, Nintendo will have the option of releasing Amiibo cards with the same functionality.
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