Interesting statements by Shigeru Miyamoto, one of the main minds behind Super Mario Bros. or The Legend of Zelda, about a genre not too usual for Nintendo: the graphic adventures. At a recent shareholders meeting, an investor asked about a classic Famicom Disk video game that has recently turned 30 years old, Famicom Mukashibanashi: Shin Onigashima. I wanted to know if the current Nintendo capable of creating graphic adventures like the one cited. Shigeru Miyamoto, who appreciated the mention of the unknown game in the West, wanted to give his point of view.
The cost of locating voice and script for an adventure game “I’ve done a lot of adventure games, starting with Famicom Mukashibanashi: Shin Onigashima, but the current situation for production is more demanding in 2019. Today’s games are located in 10 or more languages, so the cost of locating voice and script for an adventure game (which in general has a lot of text) is huge ” he explained. ” For an older player like me, I feel that younger players tend to have less interest in the genre. ”
Is the business dead for graphic adventures in companies like Nintendo? Miyamoto wanted to be optimistic and remembered current examples that have been imposed in the Eastern and Western market selling millions of copies: “The gameplay of the graphic adventures are still fun, and the Ace Attorney series of Capcom and Professor Layton of Level 5 They make good use of them. Therefore, I still do not hope, but I understand that it is a challenge to reach the global market ”