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Shigeru Miyamoto tells us if HD Mario remakes are possible

Nintendo had its first-ever HD remake with The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, and now we want to see more, MORE! In particular we want to see 3D Mario games like Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Sunshine HD-ified. To see if that was possible, we asked Shigeru Miyamoto about the future of HD remakes… coincidentally enough via an HD video conference.

You see, after playing a new section of the soon-to-release Super Mario 3D World, we were given a special, live video conference with Shigeru Miyamoto. He was seated in Nintendo’s headquarters in Kyoto, Japan, while we were sat in a Nintendo conference room in California. Was it weird? Yes. Were we only allowed one question? Yes. Did we make good use of that single question? You be the judge:

GamesRadar: Because Super Mario 3D World is your first HD game, did you ever consider recreating any classic 3D stages in the game. Or did it perhaps get you interested in HD remakes of older games like Super Mario Sunshine, or the Super Mario Galaxy games?

Mr. Miyamoto: As for remaking previous games in HD, that's certainly possible, but currently most of our devs are working on new stuff, and we like to have them working on new stuff. HD remakes might, however, be a good project for a development partner of ours, so that's something I hope we have the opportunity to introduce in the future.

But the main thing that's always going to be on our minds are, "What new elements of gameplay can we use with the GamePad as applied to some of these older games?" We want to find some way to bring a new experience to this than simply update the visuals and leave it at that.

29 comments

  • brickman409 - November 23, 2013 10:21 p.m.

    well, that was a short interview
  • cameron-rogers - October 26, 2013 8:39 p.m.

    I want a Super Mario World remake. Use updated (But similar), sprites, and designs as the original, but with HD graphics, remastered and remixed OST and some extra levels (But with the original SMW levels intact). Im sure it would be a best seller too.
  • bigwill1221 - October 26, 2013 11:05 a.m.

    Nintendo had its first-ever HD remake with The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD? Ocarina of time doesn't count?.. (sorta low->high in my opinion xD)
  • koolwolf8932 - November 16, 2014 11:08 a.m.

    are you an idiot? the 3ds is not an hd handheld at all also, the resolution is so low (even for a handheld) I've got to admit that windwaker hd was as of an improvement as it could've been
  • PaulGaleNetwork - October 24, 2013 6:06 p.m.

    It'd be great to see remakes of Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario Galaxy as part of Nintendo's reUmagined series, to go along with Super Mario 64's Wii U debut. Hopefully this series of comments both from Miyamoto himself and the rumor that I received will have good things come of it. - Paul Gale Network
  • koolwolf8932 - November 16, 2014 11:43 a.m.

    1. super mario sunshine remake will be bad, because they will only improve the lightning and shading just like windwaker, and keep the characters to looking like they were made of crystal (or in other words, not improve any other parts of graphics) 2. isn't it too early for galaxy remakes? i mean, you already can play them on the wii u at 1080p, and the graphics won't be too different from the originals being in 1080p 3. super mario sunshine and galaxy aren't n64 games, so it can't be a part of the reUmagined series I want an hd remake for oot and mm, despite that they had a remake on the 3ds that had a lack of buttons
  • Talvari - October 24, 2013 4:27 p.m.

    HD Mario 64 letz go.
  • winner2 - October 24, 2013 1:39 p.m.

    I would seriously fast for 2 days to get an HD Sunshine, I think that would push me to but a wii u at this point.
  • tharoo - October 24, 2013 2:16 p.m.

    Absolutely would give me that final push to buy one as well.
  • shawksta - October 24, 2013 3:53 p.m.

    You make it sound like fasting is hard but Its really not or rather it depends if you mean for 2 full days. Generally fasting is to stop eating before sunrise up until sunset. Just a little trivia from yours truly
  • winner2 - October 24, 2013 3:54 p.m.

    I know, I've fasted for 24 hours straight before and it wasn't too bad, but I think closing in on 48 might make me a bit irate lol
  • shawksta - October 24, 2013 4:04 p.m.

    Fair enough XD
  • TheGooseinator - October 24, 2013 1:05 p.m.

    Metroid Prime HD. 'Nuff said.
  • shawksta - October 24, 2013 12:04 p.m.

    You were able to ask him a question and asked for a remake? Goddamn it Henry XD Nice to know Miyamoto cares more about making newer approaches and using the gamepad
  • GR_HenryGilbert - October 24, 2013 1:07 p.m.

    There were a million questions I wanted to ask, but we were restricted to only Mario 3D World questions. Maybe next time?
  • shawksta - October 24, 2013 4:03 p.m.

    Well that makes sense:P hell, it was still awesome to be able to even ask a question. Good on ya Henry, its still an interesting question worth the answer.
  • Redeater - October 24, 2013 11:37 a.m.

    "but currently most of our devs are working on new stuff" I'm going to hold Miyamoto to that.
  • shawksta - October 24, 2013 12:59 p.m.

    Well Miyamoto and EAD Tokyo division 2 are doing 3D World Retro is doing Tropical Freeze Camelot is doing Mario Golf 3D ND cube is making Mario Party Island Tour Aounoma and division of EAD is making Link Between Worlds and I guess the rest of the staff or currently at the same time the New Zelda Ganbarion and EAD group 5 is making Wii Fit U I have no idea what sakamoto and some others like Next Level games and such are doing.
  • winner2 - October 24, 2013 1:34 p.m.

    I think he meant new IP, everything you listed is still another franchise entry when there are so many people wishing N would give take a break from that.
  • shawksta - October 24, 2013 3:59 p.m.

    True but Technically they still count as new games. and Miyamoto DID promise us a new IP he's working on.

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