The lifeblood of Nintendo comes from their fiercely independent streak. For better or worse, the company is always out to innovate with gameplay hooks, interesting tech, and varied approaches to established franchises. According to Shigeru Miyamoto, that’s a trend Nintendo will continue to follow.

In an interview with Polygon, Shigeru Miyamoto talked about what Nintendo does best, which he believes to be tied to unique tech. That same drive to work with interesting hardware and features is tied to Mario as well, as Miyamoto sees the introduction of new tech as a way to innovate with Mario as well.

“I think we’re always looking for unique uses of technology. How we use that in a unique way, and then distill that into a product, is what I feel Nintendo is adept at. When Mario was created, it became popular and we thought that really Mario became popular because it was a fun game. And so we thought that for every introduction of new technology, Mario can then evolve alongside that. For every kind of hardware, we’ve had a new Mario…

…Going back to Mario, for any future technology that comes out, we’ll assess whether that’s best suited for Mario and continue to evolve.”

[Shigeru Miyamoto]

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