Nintendo reported its financials yesterday, and lowered its revenue and profit expectations. Despite all the numbers on display, one entry in the report seemd to slip by relatively unnoticed: Shigeru Miyamoto's Giant Robot game is still listed as coming to the United States some time in the future.
The working title was originally unveiled at E3 2014, and while the other project revealed alongside it eventually came out as Star Fox Guard earlier this year, Project Giant Robot has stayed out of the spotlight. Little has been said about it, other than Miyamoto-san's comments to Time in March that "Project Giant Robot was something we started as a second project, and unfortunately we haven’t yet decided to turn that into a full game."
The entry in the financials lists the release as TBD and acknowledges that Project GIant Robot is a temporary title, but it is there nonetheless. The game was being created for the Wii U, and with the recent announcement of the Sitch, Nintendo could shift gears and develop for that platform as well, although the possibility of touch and motion controls for the console-handheld hybrid have not been discussed.
Either way, it is interesting to see that Nintendo still considers the project one worth presenting to investors. Of course, anything Miyamoto is working on is likely to give investors and increased degree of confidence.
John Keefer posted a new article, Miyamoto's Project Giant Robot is still on Nintendo's game lists
That was not the Giant Robot I was expecting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lnczokOnWjg