Shigeru Miyamoto Retiring from Current Nintendo Position

In an interview with Wired’s Chris Kohler, Nintendo’s greatest mind has announced he will be stepping down from his current position within Nintendo.

Tired of managing as the head of Nintendo’s game design and development, 59-year-old Shigeru Miyamoto will instead reignite his desire to develop games, focusing on developing games with a younger staff and scaled designs.

“What I really want to do is be in the forefront of game development once again myself. Probably working on a smaller project with even younger developers. ”

He plans on working throughout 2012 and showing off the project by the end of the year. The man responsible for Mario Bros. and Legend of Zelda certainly has the creative spark and the genius to surprise us all over again. Plus, he’s still within Nintendo, so that relationship remains strong.