Talking to investors, Nintendo global president Satoru Iwata mentioned “brand-new types of games” in the pipeline the company has yet to reveal.
“When it comes to brand-new types of games, we have to announce them not too far in advance of the actual release dates in order to have a strong impact in the market and minimize the chance of others introducing similar or competing products,” Iwata told investors. “We are working on new types of games, but we would like to announce them much closer to their actual release timings for this reason.”
According to Iwata, the E3-timed Nintendo Direct was aimed at their established fanbase and meant to focus on familiar titles and types of games. But the company still has some surprises lined up—surprises they don’t want to introduce until closer to their release.
“When it comes to Wii, as ‘Wii Sports’ spread throughout the world at a sensational speed, some misunderstood that all Wii could do is enable them to play games by moving the Wii Remote,” said Iwata. “With Wii U, therefore, we planned to satisfy existing video game fans first and provide new surprises later.”