Recently, Official Nintendo Magazine did an interview with Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto. When Miyamoto was asked who his star apprentices were, Miyamoto said he felt “The Legend of Zelda” series was in very good hands with Eiji Aonuma.
“As you saw at our presentation at E3, Mr Aonuma chased me off stage… he doesn’t need me any more! The final responsibility for the title still comes down to me and I’m still involved in the games, but i’m definitely able to leave the series up to him in a way,” said Miyamoto.
Miyamoto would later add, “I don’t have to look at every minute detail of every game any more. I know there’s going to be the level of quality that we expect under his supervision. Similarly we have Koizumi-san, who’s the producer or the Mario series and it’s the same type of situation. And certainly Konno-san with Mario Kart, too. And Mr Eguchi, producer of the Animal Crossing series. These are the main producers that we’ve trained who are talented enough and we can allow them to oversee the project and manage all the details and still maintain the Nintendo level of quality.”
Official Nintendo Magazine will be having a full interview with Mr. Miyamoto in their OMN 100 issue so make sure to check that out!
Source: Official Nintendo Magazine