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Pikmin 4 is in development and "very close to completion", Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto has exclusively confirmed to Eurogamer.

Speaking during an interview held back in July, Nintendo's top designer revealed that work on a fourth major Pikmin game was well underway.

"It's actually very close to completion," Miyamoto said. "Pikmin teams are always working on the next one."

Nintendo then confirmed the news to Eurogamer in a separate statement:

"We can confirm that Pikmin 4 is in development but that is all we can confirm at present."

The last title in the garden strategy series, Pikmin 3, launched for Wii U back in 2013.

Miyamoto did not specify the platform that Pikmin 4 would launch on, but word that the game is close to completion suggests a launch is possible on the company's current hardware.

Nintendo's next platform, the mysterious NX console, is currently in development but is not due to be detailed until some point in 2016. There's no word yet on if it will also launch next year too.

A mix of time-management and strategy tactics, Nintendo's Pikmin series sees you lead an army of tiny creatures as you attempt to survive on a mysterious planet.

The original Pikmin and its sequel released three years apart, both for GameCube. Fans then had to endure a long nine year wait for Pikmin 3.

During that wait, Nintendo re-released the two original titles for Wii with added motion controls. Series hero Captain Olimar also joined the all-star cast of Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and later reappeared in Smash Bros. for 3DS and Wii U.

The first Pikmin game saw you race against time to repair your spaceship. Its sequel strengthened the formula by adding procedurally-generated dungeon caves and fresh Pikmin species.

Pikmin 3 landed somewhere nearer the first in terms of its gameplay, although now with stylish HD visuals. However, some criticised how older Pikmin types had been side-lined.

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2014-07-20-pikmin-4-in-development-and-very-close-to-completion



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What the hell? Really? That's fucking awesome!



I bet the Wii U would sell more than 15M LTD by the end of 2015. He bet it would sell less. I lost.

Wait is this a joke or for real? If it is for real then thank god! I though we would have to wait at least five years for the next PIkmin. If Pikmin 4 launches for NX day one that would make me buy it in a heartbeat.



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They must be happy with sales. I say give it to both systems. Why not?



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It does seem odd to say it all of the sudden. Also seems odd that he won't say what platform it's for.



Don't play with me. This better be real!



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cool

pikmin deserves more



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d21lewis said:
Don't play with me. This better be real!


As real as a kick in the scrotum from Badgenome.

 

Keep it reel D21.



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February 2016-April 2016 would be a nice time frame.



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