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

Thursday, 1st 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.



  1. Panou

    Love this kind of news. Miyamoto’s one the greatest creator/designer Video Games Industry ever had, even if he had a quite unproductive period recently. So when he says that he wants to bring the gaming world a new character, I just feel unmistakably OK and impatient!

    Can’t wait now.

    And can’t wait for Pikmin 3 too!

    #1 5 years ago
  2. AHA-Lambda

    a new IP? O_O

    About ****ing time!!

    #2 5 years ago
  3. LOLshock94


    #3 5 years ago
  4. Bremenacht

    Bugger new IPs – I just want a Pikmin that’s at least as good as the last two. And I want it yesterday!

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Psychotext

    What Bremenacht said.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Gheritt White

    Now that they’ve revived Kid Icarus and Star Fox, I’d say a new character would be most welcome indeed.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Bremenacht

    Liar! He lied! String him up! Burn him!


    #7 4 years ago
  8. YoungZer0

    Haha, Nintendo and a new IP. Good one.

    #8 4 years ago

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