Miyamoto wants Pikmin out soon so he can focus on a new character

Thursday, 1 July 2010 08:57 GMT By Nathan Grayson


Mario. Link. Captain Olimar. That obnoxious talking scale from Wii Fit. Miyamoto’s got quite a legacy, but he’s far from finished.

Nintendo recently held a shareholder’s meeting at its corporate headquarters in Kyoto, and Shigeru Miyamoto proved that Nintendo actually didn’t deplete its entire supply of megatons during E3.

“It’s about time for a new game character. Perhaps this can be delivered next year,” he said (via Andriasang).

As a result, Miyamoto hopes to get Pikmin out the door as soon as possible.

So, the burning question: now that he’s done digging around and apparently discovering little people in his garden, what’s Miyamoto’s new hobby? Swimming, mainly, in addition to helping out at a youth guidance organization.

Sounds as though we’ll know soon enough.