Yoot Saito, founder of Vivarium Inc. and creator of the oddball Seaman series, says the franchise entry that was planned for Nintendo 3DS was ultimately abandoned. The subject came up in a blog post of Saito’s, reminiscing about his experiences with the recently deceased Nintendo President and CEO Satoru Iwata. The two met in 1996, before the release of the first Seaman title and while Iwata was still President at HAL Laboratory.

In 2012, it was revealed that a
Seaman game was in the works for 3DS, but development on the project had gone silent since then. Saito explains:

“Iwata-san came to ask me to create Seaman for the 3DS…I did start working on the project, but things got really complicated and I eventually let go of it. Unfortunately that brought an end to our relationship, where I could just casually visit him in Kyoto and have fun exchanging new ideas. I felt like we needed some time before we could go back to the kind of creativity-filled relationship.”
Yoot Saito

You can follow the source to a translation of Saito’s blog post, and read all about his relationship with Iwata.

Source: Yoot Saito (via NeoGAF)

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