Miyamoto: Newly revealed Pikmin the “perfect game” Wii U

Wednesday, 8th June 2011 04:15 GMT By Brenna Hillier

I’m not sold on the Wii U. Wait, new Pikmin game? I’m sold on the Wii U.

“There are two sides to me today, the corporate side that wants to follow the precedent we set for E3 of not announcing any titles, and the creative side of me that wants to tell you we’re working on Pikmin,” series designer Shigeru Miyamoto told a gathering of journalists at a roundtable event, as reported by Gamasutra.

The long-awaited entry in the series was expected to release on Wii, but although he “really wanted to release a Pikmin game” for the series 10th anniversary, Miyamoto felt the Wii U was a betetr fit for the game.

“I’ve gotten a look at the fancy new graphics and the new controller,” he said.

“I got the feeling it’s the perfect game for that system, so we’re going to make it on that.”

As for release day, well.

“Maybe it won’t be too long before it’s ready for Wii U,” Miyamoto teased.

The first two Pikmin games are considered classics of the Gamecube era.



  1. Telepathic.Geometry

    I would like to thank the gaming Gods for this tasty morsel I have just received. /tears of joy


    #1 4 years ago
  2. Blerk

    Wasn’t this supposed to be a Wii game?

    #2 4 years ago
  3. RandomTiger

    @2 They teased that it might be on the wii. This is a good thing though as now the game will be in HD and it will hopefully be controlled by the tablet rather than a wii-mote. I tried the new play control for pikmin 1 and it just wasnt as good as the gamecube controller by a long shot.

    Pikmin 3 forces my hand, I will have to buy this though this time I should wait for it actually to appear in the shops and not buy the console in trust that it will arrive.

    #3 4 years ago

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