Report: Mario Creator Wants To Develop An All-New Character, Get Pikmin 3 Done QuicklyS

A new 3D take on Super Mario World may not be the only thing on Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto's mind these days. Nintendo's famous game designer may also have plans for an all-new character and a sooner-than-you-think Pikmin sequel.

Miyamoto reportedly said that, since it's been 10 years since his last original character creation, Captain Olimar and the Pikmin of... Pikmin, he'd like to create someone new. Miyamoto said so at an investor Q&A in Japan earlier today, where he also is said he wants to get that long-promised Pikmin sequel out and revealed his current interest in swimming.

So think swimming thoughts for the creator of Zelda and Mario's next.

In non-Miyamoto news, Nintendo may also add a timer to the Nintendo 3DS that will track a player's play time, similar to software built into the Wii. Works for us!

Shigeru Miyamoto Has Been Swimming [Andriasang]