Miyamoto ‘Enjoying’ Creating Pikmin 3 On The Wii U

Miyamoto ‘Enjoying’ Creating Pikmin 3 On The Wii U

The original Pikmin was a weird revelation for me. It was the first game I played on the Gamecube, a game I had no expectations for. It was about as classically Nintendo as a game could be, yet it was a new IP. Miyamoto has confirmed the existence of Pikmin 3 on the Wii U, but only now has he opened up about the game’s development.

“Originally, I was making Pikmin 3 to be launched on the Wii platform,” said Miyamoto, talking to Entertainment Weekly. “Because the Wii U is capable of HD quality pictures, and will be accompanied by the subscreen on your hand. I thought that I would be able to make a Pikmin that was closer to my ideal. I am now actually enjoying myself, working on the game.”

Miyamoto claimed he was stepping back to work on new IP for Nintendo in a reduced Producer role, but it looks as though he is still overseeing the Pikmin 3 project, at least in some capacity. It makes sense: the Pikmin series is, after all, Miyamoto’s latest baby.

Interesting that Miyamoto mentioned the the Wii U’s ‘subscreen’. I’m very keen to see precisely how that is used as part of Pikmin 3’s mechanics.

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  • if this video game creator legend is stating that he is enjoining the production of Pinkmin, man I bet we all will be doing it too!!!

    • HAHAHAA!! Absolutely! Of all our games my wife LOVED Pikimin 1 and 2 the most. Also, when she forgot where she was up to after not playing it for a few weeks, SHE’D JUST START ALL OVER AGAIN!…

  • Ah, good. After Megaman Legends 3, an announcement simply isn’t enough to make me certain of a release. Glad to know that Pikmin 3’s not turned in to vaporware.

    If there’s one thing you can be certain with when you’re talking about Miyamoto, it’s that the game will be polished and fun. I’ve got no doubts that this will be much the same.

    Oh, and thank christ we get to use the tablet controller. To me, this is big news. I wouldn’t have liked to be stuck with the Wiimote for a game like Pikmin.

  • Thank christ Pikmin 3 is still coming! Gotta say, its one of the surprise franchises I fell in love with.. The wait is killing me though

  • Cue hatred but…

    I never understood Pikmin, I played the first one the whole way through and it just didn’t thrill me, but I like some of the mechanics enough to pick it up and actually have a Wii U that does something

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