The man behind Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda says he plans to retire from his current position at Nintendo so he can spend time working on smaller projects and with young developers, Wired reported tonight.
Shigeru Miyamoto, 59, told Wired's Chris Kohler that he's been telling people in his office that he's going to retire, but that he means he is retiring from his current position, not from the industry.
"What I really want to do is be in the forefront of game development once again myself," Miyamoto tells 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."
The developer says he hopes to show off a new project he's working on sometimes next year.
Check out the full story over on Wired's Gamelife.
In a 2007 interview with Kotaku, Miyamoto hinted that he would likely die before he fully retired from Nintendo.