Nintendo's Miyamoto on Project H.A.M.M.E.R.

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Project H.A.M.M.E.R.
Project H.A.M.M.E.R.
Shigeru Miyamoto has been on a European tour. Having already told Channel 4 that he is concerned about the levels of violence - and the industry's reliance on it - in video gaming, he's now spoken to German site, 3sat, about 3D gaming and what has happened to Project H.A.M.M.E.R..

For the uninitiated, this Wii game involves, "Killer robots... attacking major cities across the United States...

"...Players control one of Project H.A.M.M.E.R.ís cyborg prototypes: half-man, half-machine, with an extraordinary weapon", which sounds a little violent to us. It also sounds a bit like the ancient and revered, Hammerfist Amiga outing from the later 1980s/early 1990s.

So, Shiggy sees 3D gaming as a possible with one caveat, "I can just add my personal opinion: if the new environment requires the player to wear some goggle-style, I really don't have a good impression of that."

And as for Project H.A.M.M.E.R. - it's not something he's working on, however, it doesn't sound as if it's been canned. "What I can confirm here is that only when Nintendo can become almost certain of the timing of the launch we are able to make the relevant launch announcement of the software," says the great man.

According to NintendoRevolution, "You can download the entire interview in English on November 9th via 3stat's podcast page."
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deleted 24 Oct 2008 20:39
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Shiggy has mentioned 3D gaming before, i suspect this is what the Wii 2 will have instore for us, but how do you get aournd the glasses? not everyone will pickup a 3D tv, infact hardly anyone still has a HDTV, unlesss nintendo will supply the monitor?(doubt)
mrAnthony 25 Oct 2008 14:40
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"infact hardly anyone still has a HDTV"

what do you mean by this?
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Joji 25 Oct 2008 23:53
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Lets hope Wii 2 isn't a bad VR love child.

I heard about Miyamoto on tv, I watched and thought 'those are good and noble words Miyamoto, from a Nintendo on top of the world now, but what about before that?''

Miyamoto sounds a bit jaded to the situation of outside developers. The fact is violence will always sell and if those lesser to unknown developers can use it to their advantage who is he to judge, let alone moan to what has gotten him to where he is. A good few Nintendo games have some form of violence in them.

Does this mean you'll be packing up Star Fox, Zelda, Metroid, Mario etc, all of which have violent elements to them?

The words 'high horse' and 'get off' spring to mind.
deleted 26 Oct 2008 00:43
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mrAnthony wrote:
"infact hardly anyone still has a HDTV"

what do you mean by this?


compared to CRT, the majority of everywhere still dont have a HDTV, although thats changing the point im making is when Granny Bet finally gets a HDTV (be it a 26" model prolly) whos going to convince her to pick up a 3D one, we dont have the content for HDTV`s so less people are willing to buy, we have zero 3D TV content, what i mean is that hardly anyone has a HDTV because they have no reason to have one, i even waited to buy because other than my Consoles i didnt have a reason to upgrade although now i SKY HD im glad i did.
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