The Mario Kart and smile from Shigeru Miyamoto is all we need for confirmation that all is well with the Mario creator. After last week’s speculation that the designer was going to be retiring, that’s simply not the case and Shigeru Miyamoto wants to focus his attention on smaller projects.
In this photo provided by Nintendo of America, legendary video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto settles behind the wheel of a life-size Mario Kart at the Westfield Topanga mall in Canoga, California. on Dec. 9, 2011, just one day after all the speculation begun. Nintendo teamed up with West Coast Customs to create the vehicle in celebration of the Dec. 4 release of the Mario Kart 7 game for the portable Nintendo 3DS system.