Nintendo held a shareholders meeting on July 29th at the company’s Kyoto headquarters, in which Shigeru Miyamoto mentioned something about a “new game character” coming next year.

According to the Andriasang, Shigeru Miyamoto said at the event, “It’s about time for a new game character. Perhaps this can be delivered next year.”

Miyamoto went on to say that he’s busy with developing 3DS software now, explaining, “I’ll suddenly have ideas, so being busy now is a good condition.”

A shareholder also asked a question about Apple’s Ipad and if Nintendo had any plans to create software for the device. “We have absolutely no plans to offer software,” said CEO Satoru Iwata, explaining that Nintendo provides hardware and software as one and other companies do not make devices that match Nintendo’s values.

A new game character from Nintendo coming out next year is a big deal, and a great news for gamers. I wonder what kind of new game and new character it’ll be though. Leave a comment and let us know what you think Miyamoto has up his sleeve for us next year.