Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto felicitated by his Hometown in Japan

Shigeru Miyamoto was honoured in his hometown.

Shigeru Miyamoto is a very big name in the world of video games. The 67-year-old born and brought up in Sonobe is an acclaimed Japanese video game designer and is behind several successful video games that have kept people kept entertained all across the globe. He is the producer and one of the directors at the multinational Japanese video game company Nintendo.

Miyamoto was recently felicitated at his hometown in Japan. The video games designer is recognized as one of the ‘first four honorary citizens’ of his hometown Natan city, Kyoto prefecture. He is credited in The Kyoto Shimbun as leading game development and at Nintendo and producing various popular titles like Super Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda.

Shigeru Miyamoto recognized as one of the four citizens of his hometown.
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Miyamoto’s games have received wide critical acclaim and are regarded as one of the greatest of all time. He is responsible for bringing a revolution in the world of video games and create benchmark games that people of all age-groups enjoyed and still do.

He began his career as a game designer when he helped in creating the art for Nintendo’s first original coin-operated arcade video game, Sheriff. He was then tasked with the creation and development of a new arcade unit, Donkey Kong, which became a massive hit for the company and saved it from financial collapse.

Subsequently, he went onto creating mega-hits like Mario Bros. and The Legend of Zelda among several other successful video games and went onto becoming the company’s finest artist. He currently acts as a ‘creative fellow’ at the company passed his knowledge, ideas and wisdom to the next generation of video games designers.

This isn’t the only honour Miyamoto has received in recent times. He was recognized as a Person of Cultural Merit in his homeland in October 2019. It is an award that acknowledges citizens who have made outstanding contributions to Japan’s culture. Shigeru was the first representative of the video game industry to receive the honour.