Nintendo is currently on fire, delivering hit after hit, industry defining games and critically acclaimed software on an almost monthly basis. So of course, as 2017 comes to a close, all eyes are on them to see how they plan on continuing this momentum next year.
This new job listing that has emerged for a 3D action adventure game planner at the company’s Kyoto office gives us some hints and clues- specifically, it sounds like Nintendo EPD is looking for someone to fill that post. Now, there are multiple takeaways here- 3D action adventure tells us the general type of game Nintendo is looking at making; and the fact that they are looking for a new planner indicates that this isn’t an established IP like Zelda or Mario, who have specific producers and directors who return to work on them for each new installment.
So- a new IP? Zelda producer Eiji Aonuma did say he wanted to work on a new game starring thieves. Or are we looking at a revival of an older IP, such as Star Tropics? It will be interesting to see what this turns out to be.