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[Representative Image] Nintendo's CEO has hinted that the company is interested in making movies. Pictured: An attendee plays the Super Smash Bros game for Nintendo 3DS at the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3, in Los Angeles, June 11, 2014.Reuters

Nintendo is looking forward to returning to making movies, according to a recent interview the gaming company's CEO, Tatsumi Kimishima. The new movie could reportedly be ready for release in the next two or three yerars.

Asahi Shimbun, a Japanese website, interviewed Kimishima, who revealed Nintendo's future plans.

He noted that the company wants to make movies that have lot of creative freedom. He also hinted that Nintendo was looking at a production system where "we can do as much as we can ourselves." This meant Nintendo could itself make movies, rather than hand over its licences to other production houses.

The next movie could be released in the next two to three years, Kimishima said. He, however, did not reveal what movie was in the pipeline.

This is not the first time Nintendo is getting into movie-making. It had previously made "Super Mario Brothers," an animation movie that did not do well at the box office.

Nintendo is very soon expected to reveal a new home console called Nintendo NX, which will be an advanced console. Not much has been revealed about it.

Nintendo is slowly expanding into the mobile gaming market as well: It recently released its first smartphone app, Miitomo, which reached 10 million downloads by April 27.

Another gaming company that recently delved into making movies is Ubisoft. It is behind the upcoming film "Assassin's Creed."

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