Nintendo Co.’s Shigeru Miyamoto will step down from his current position as General Manager of the Entertainment Analysis and Development branch to work on smaller projects, according to a new report. this week reported that the game designer, who created the Super Mario Bros. and Zelda franchises, will seek to work on smaller projects within the company.

“What I really want to do is be in the forefront of game development once again myself,” Miyamoto told Wired.

“Probably working on a smaller project with even younger developers. Or I might be interested in making something that I can make myself, by myself. Something really small.”
Most recently, Miyamoto headed development on Super Mario 3D Land for the Nintendo 3DS and The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword for Wii.

Miyamoto hopes to begin working on a new project in 2012.

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