Nintendo: Core games are a few years off

Written by Joe Martin

August 27, 2008 // 10:51 a.m.

Tags: #hardcore #mario #nintendo #nintendo-core-games-are-a-few-years-off #wii #zelda

Nintendo has denied neglecting hardcore gamers over the last year and says that it is not just focusing on the casual market for the Wii and DS. In fact, says Nintendo, all internal Nintendo teams are currently working on new core titles based on existing IPs. In other words; lots more Zelda and Mario games.

The bad news? Those games won't be done for another two to three years apparently.

"We have never neglected our core gamers. We still have developers working on popular core gaming franchises but we need longer to complete these games, approximately two to three years," the company told the October issue of Edge (via EG).

"These games are not ready to launch in early 2009 but are being worked on by all development teams."

"If there is any perception that Nintendo is ignoring the core gamers, it's a misunderstanding and we really want to get rid of that misunderstanding by any means," said company president Satoru Iwata in an interview last month.

Complaints that Nintendo have been ignoring fans of the company rose again after E3 when the company failed to announce and future Zelda games.

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