Fans of the Pikmin franchise have a reason to celebrate, as Pikmin 4 is indeed happening. The news comes by way of Eurogamer.net who spoke with Shigeru Miyamoto back in July. The details of the interview are just now surfacing where Miyamoto had this to say about the next game in the series.
“It’s actually very close to completion. Pikmin teams are always working on the next one.”
While the development of the title has been confirmed by Nintendo, no release window or platform details have been revealed yet.
I find it surprising that the news is just now being revealed in September, but it is welcome news nevertheless. With Pikmin 4 said to almost be finished, I could see it being a Wii U release most likely. I would not rule out the 3DS or even the NX, as being possible platform options either.
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