Nintendo confirms new Pikmin game will be shown at E3

We already reported that Nintendo/Miyamoto confirm new Mario game for E3 reveal, but it turns out Mario wasn't the only new game that Miyamoto said would be shown at E3 this year. Now, normally we'd take any story sourced as 'Google Translate' as a pinch of salt, but Nintendo itself has told us directly:

“In a recent interview, Mr Miyamoto confirmed that Pikmin will be shown at E3 this year and that anyone who has played Pikmin games in the past, from the beginning to the last one, will enjoy playing. Nothing further will be disclosed at this time.”

Firstly, WOOT! Secondly, that's as official as official can be. Although we hasten to add this still could actually mean we're getting Pikmin Dance or Pikmin Party as the '3' itself was not explicitly stated. We've had our hopes dashed before. 

Above: Why are you just lying there? Your yellow brother needs help! Lazy bastards...

But no, we're going to say that this is Pikmin 3, it's likely to be a launch game for Wii U and we're likely to be playing it this very year. Let the good times roll.

Source: MCV


  • Nikku7 - April 18, 2012 12:41 a.m.

  • BackwaterRifle - April 17, 2012 7:28 p.m.

    Honestly, Pikmin was the best series on the gamecube hands down. Massively excited for this.
  • SparkleDevon - April 17, 2012 1:41 p.m.

    I still hope they make one for the 3DS. I wouldn't even mind if it was just a remake of the first/second ones. I want Pikmin to go :O<3
  • Balaska - April 17, 2012 11:22 a.m.

  • Dadyo238 - April 17, 2012 7:53 a.m.

    Never played Pikmin, is it good?
  • shawksta - April 17, 2012 8:56 a.m.

    Its Nintendos take on strategy mixed with adventure, once you get the gameplay mechanic the game gets awesome and sequel kicked major ass.
  • Dadyo238 - April 19, 2012 8:48 a.m.

    I once bought I Wiiware game called "Monsteca Corral" because a reviewer said the gameplay was similar to Pikmin's, and I bought it, having known how beloved the Pikmin games were, and I ended up not liking it. So if the Pikmin ameplay IS like that, then I don't know if I want to be spending my money on that.
  • J-Fid - April 17, 2012 7:28 a.m.

    Well its about time!
  • ncurry2 - April 17, 2012 6:57 a.m.

    The best thing about this and the mario announcement is that these are games that they easily could have kept hush hush and used as surprises at E3. Ya, we already knew they existed but they hadn't been officially confirmed. Since they didn't keep it a secret, that means that they have other games lying in wait to really surprise us with. That prospect excites me even more.
  • Scuffles - April 17, 2012 5:40 a.m.

    This is the Same Nintendo who deemed the US Wii market unworthy of Pikmen2 correct?
  • shawksta - April 17, 2012 5:32 a.m.

    Mario AND Pikmin!? Looks like were can expect another E3 2010 from Nintendo! It probably is pikmin 3, but I REALLY wouldnt be suprised if its not gonna be a launch title, excellent games like that rarely come that fast but were talking about Nintendo here, anything can happen. Whatever it is, im just happy to see the return of olimar,the pikmin and the photo-realistic style.

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