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Nintendo Co., Ltd. (任天堂株式会社?) is a video game company that was founded in September 1889 as a manufacturer of a card game called Hanafuda. Nintendo gained popularity in the video game industry with the release of Donkey Kong in 1981, and have since become one of the largest video game companies. One of Nintendo's current products is the Pikmin series of video games, which has had products and related media released on the Nintendo GameCube, Wii, Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, and Nintendo Switch. Other popular Nintendo franchises include Mario, Zelda, Metroid, Star Fox, Kirby, F-Zero, and Pokémon.
The first Pikmin game, titled Pikmin, was released in 2001 as a technical demo of the GameCube's abilities. Following generally positive reviews, Nintendo developed a sequel, Pikmin 2, and have since developed 2 additional games in the main series, Pikmin 3 and Pikmin 4. In addition, they have published the 2017 spinoff title Hey! Pikmin, co-developed the 2021 mobile app Pikmin Bloom, published remakes of the first 3 main games, and added Pikmin content to the Wii U game Nintendo Land and the Super Smash Bros. series. Because of this, many references to the company and its properties appear in the form of treasures.
Shigeru Miyamoto is a video game designer and producer for Nintendo. He is well-known for his work on many video game series, and has received near-universal critical acclaim. Some of the game series he has designed and created include Mario, The Legend of Zelda, and Pikmin. He has worked on all Pikmin titles so far.
Satoru Iwata was a Japanese video game programmer for Nintendo, and was also the fourth CEO of the company from 2002 until his death in 2015. He was involved in the development of Pikmin 3, and received an executive producer credit for Pikmin 2.
Hajime Wakai is a Japanese composer for Nintendo. He is best known for composing the soundtracks for the Pikmin series with help from Kazumi Totaka, and has recorded some of the voice samples for the Pikmin themselves.
Kazumi Totaka is a Japanese composer and voice actor for Nintendo. He voices Captain Olimar, Louie, and The President, and has also composed the soundtracks for the Pikmin series with help from Hajime Wakai.
Products appearing in the Pikmin series
- Blast from the Past Series
- Revenge Fantasy
- Attention-Getting Logo
- Alien Ceremony
- Enduring Partnership
- Tempting Vision
- amiibo Log
- Newly Nostalgic Series
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