An Interview With Reggie
It is always interesting when Reggie sets down for an interview, and this one does not disappoint.
1. Reggie, this is a simple question but I think it’s something a lot of kids dream about: What’s it like to be president of Nintendo of America? In other words, what’s it like to be president of video games?
It really is a dream come true. I was a gamer for many years before joining Nintendo. My very first home console was a Super NES, but I’ve played competitive game consoles too. In many ways, it may have been a bit of destiny for me to be at Nintendo… my kids remember spending countless hours with me playing Mario, Zelda, Final Fantasy and a ton of other SNES, N64 and Nintendo GameCube games. Now, it’s exciting for me to work so closely with Mr. Miyamoto and so many other talented video game developers and marketers.
2. Is Nintendo interested in developing many new IPs currently? And if so, are they interested in expanding to other genres and perhaps even more Mature games, not just in language and violence but in themes similar to games like Hotel Dusk?
We’re always developing new games and experiences and part of that includes looking at whether it makes sense to create new franchises and new characters. Some gamers want completely new games, while others want another Mario or Zelda game the minute they finish playing the one that just came out. Striking that balance keeps us all very busy! Nintendo makes games for everyone, so you’ll find everything from E-rated to M-rated titles. I’m glad you enjoyed Hotel Dusk: Room 215. It flew a bit under the radar when it was released, but it’s a different kind of game and I’ve heard from a lot of people who really enjoyed it.