Kanye West presented an “emotional” Nintendo game to Zelda and Mario Creator
Kanye West is certainly a unique individual. Once known for his music, West is now perhaps best known for his controversial comments and ideas.
Between running for president and pretending to decapitate Kim Kardashian’s latest beau, Pete Davidson, in a recent music video, West also found time to pitch a “moving” video game idea to Nintendo legend Shigeru Miyamoto. . I am very serious.
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In addition to being the current head of Nintendo, Miyamoto is the creator of many of the company’s major franchises, including Mario, Zelda, Donkey Kong, and Pikmin. According to former journalist Zachary Ryan, West approached Miyamoto at the 2015 E3 event with a prototype game that showed his late mother, Donda West, soaring into the sky. Miyamoto reportedly found the demo both “interesting” and “very moving”, but ultimately nothing came of the strange encounter.
“Here’s a little story about one of the funniest moments I’ve had in gaming media,” Ryan said. “At the beginning of 2016, I flew to NY to shoot an interview with Miyamoto […] As we were packing up our gear, someone mentioned Kanye’s new record. “Kanye!” Miyamoto exclaimed and began telling a story emphatically. His translator sprang into action.
Here’s a little story about one of the funniest moments I’ve had in gaming media:
in early 2016, I flew to NY to shoot an interview with Miyamoto for Star Fox Zero. it was a perfectly normal interview and then, as we were packing up our gear, someone mentioned Kanye’s new record.
— Zachary Ryan (@ZachariusD) May 5, 2022
Ryan continued, “He went on to say that Kanye showed him the prototype of a video game. In it, you played Kanye’s late mother flying in heaven, to a soundtrack directed by Kanye himself. He was shaking his head as he described it, not like he thought it was a bad game, but more so in how he just couldn’t believe Kanye West was offering him a video game.
“He described in disbelief and in great detail what the game was like and how it was played. […] At the end of the story, he nodded and said “that was very interesting”. There was a long pause and he added ‘it was very moving.’ Then he laughed REALLY hard and said ‘Kanye West wanted to do a game with Nintendo.’ Well, there you go folks. Do whatever you want with it.