Nintendo: Super Mario creator Miyamoto ‘has no intention of stepping down’

Shigeru Miyamoto, the genius behind hit Nintendo games such as The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario Bros. 2 and many more, has no intentions of retiring or stepping down from his current position, Nintendo said in a statement Thursday. The comments were made after Wired published an interview in which Miyamoto suggested he was going to retire from his current position to focus on smaller projects and allow a new generation of Nintendo programmers to take the spotlight. “What I mean by retiring is, retiring from my current position,” Miyamoto told Wired. However, Nintendo said there was a misunderstanding in the interview. “This is absolutely not true,” a spokeswoman for Nintendo told Reuters. “There seems to have been a misunderstanding. He has said all along that he wants to train the younger generation. He has no intention of stepping down. Please do not be concerned.”

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