Paving the way.

Nintendo president Shuntaro Furukawa recently stated in a follow-up Q&A to Nintendo’s six months earnings report how important it was for the company to create new game experiences. In a rare western interview with TIME in October, he also mentioned how it was vital for Nintendo’s development teams to “try something new” and step into “unfamiliar territory” with their ideas.

Now, Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto has doubled-down on this, reinforcing the fact Nintendo is all about new ideas. At the same event where he received his Person of Cultural Merit award, Mr. Miyamoto said he would focus on new experiences to bring smiles to people around the world, without falling back too much on past creations.

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