Miyamoto: Nintendo could’ve released Zelda: Skyward Sword last year

Nintendo have released their latest Iwata Asks column, in which Shigeru Miyamoto and Satoru Iwata discuss recent Wii release The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword.

Of note, Miyamoto explains that if Nintendo had been concerned with boosting their finances, Nintendo could’ve released Skyward Sword as a key end of year release last Christmas, but decided instead to continue to fine-tune it for an additional six months.

“If we’d only been thinking about what was most convenient for the company when we made this new game The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, we probably would have put a half-finished product on sale last Christmas by saying that we have managed to make it on time just because it was the order from the company” Miyamoto states.

To which Iwata responded “If I had said last Christmas, ‘We need something to be our big end of the year product. Make a new Legend of Zelda game,’ you would have made some sort of game. Because you would have spent as much time as you had and put in as much energy as you could to make it.”

“We spent six months making the game, and another six months fine-tuning it,” Miyamoto continues. “Because the game we were making was so huge, we needed to work that hard on it. Otherwise it would have felt like a waste. We spent so much time making a really good game and it came out so well that it would have been a waste not to make sure that it was really polished.”

You can read our review of The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword through this link.

[Thanks Official Nintendo Magazine]

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After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.

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