Shigeru Miyamoto has confirmed that Pikmin 4 is currently “in development.” The legendary designer confirmed this with Eurogamer in an interview.
The statement came from an interview that happend in July. When asked, Miyamoto said, “It’s actually very close to completion.” “Pikmin teams are always working on the next one.”
Nintendo later confirmed Miyamoto’s statement to the site, but refused to offer up anymore details regarding Pikmin 4. At this time, it is also currently unknown which platforms the title will be released on. Given that Nintendo is working on a new console, the game could be released as a launch title for it.
The first Pikmin game was released on the Nintendo GameCube back in 2001. Players took control of Captain Olimar, an astronaut who crash lands on a mysterious planet. Captain Olimar then befriends creatures he calls “pikmin” and uses their help to collect missing parts of his spaceship that he lost during the crash.
The last entry in the series, Pikmin 3, came out in 2013 for the Wii U. Given that each entry in the series has released for each Nintendo home console since the first game, the theory of Pikmin 4 being a title for the next console isn’t that big of a stretch.
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