A glimpse into Nintendo’s future plans
Nintendo just published their annual Corporate Management Policy Briefing, which is part dry business talk and part very interesting future plans.
Unsurprisingly, there are new hardware ideas, which is hardly a surprise considering how successful Nintendo’s innovations have been in the past: “Our global teams are dedicated to this mission, and it is as much a part of Nintendo’s DNA today as in the past.”
Movie Mario: The most surprising section of the report is labelled “visual content expansion”, which describes Nintendo’s efforts to expand their IPs into new markets. A computer-animated Mario movie is currently in development at Illumination Entertainment, the studio behind The Secret Life of Pets, Despicable Me and Minions, scheduled for release in 2022.
Parks & LEGO: The report also talks about Nintendo’s efforts to “create an ecosystem” that will support long-term growth. For example, Nintendo has released a Mario Lego set and are about to open the Super Nintendo World theme park at Universal Studios in Japan. They emphasize quality and are wary of over-exposing their properties – as well as making sure nothing gets in the way of future games.