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- For information on the game revealed on the 2016 Nintendo Direct, see Pikmin for Nintendo 3DS.
"Pikmin 4" is the tentative name for the next main game in the Pikmin series. Not much information is currently known about the project, other than it has been confirmed, and currently, it is "very close to completion". Nothing else is currently officially confirmed, not even the actual name, the console, or the release date.
Pikmin title possibility and potentialThe first mention of a new Pikmin title was on November 6th, 2014, when Shigeru Miyamoto was being interviewed on the recently-released Pikmin Short Movies, during which he said “
Smosh Games interview
On January 5th, 2015, Smosh Games uploaded an interview with Miyamoto, in which he confirmed that Pikmin 4 was being developed.
Eurogamer interviewOn September 7th, 2015, Eurogamer unveiled that, in an exclusive interview held in July of 2014, Shigeru Miyamoto once again confirmed the development of the game, and claimed that it was nearing completion. In the same article, Eurogamer also reveals that some Nintendo representatives also spoke to them, and said the following: “
Interestingly, the URL for the Eurogamer interview's page starts with "2014-07-20". Since the URLs of all news article pages on eurogamer.net begin with the article's publication date, this could possibly mean that the article was meant to be revealed shortly after the interview, but was held until September of 2015, presumably when Nintendo authorized the publication.
YOGSCAST interviewIn an interview uploaded by YOGSCAST Kim, Takashi Tezuka states that “
Gamerant interviewOn July 7th, 2016, Gamerant interviewed Miyamoto and asked him about the status of the game's development and why there haven't been any news in the past months. To this, he replies “
In light of these news, along with the fact that Nintendo has begun allocating their resources towards their new gaming platform, the Nintendo Switch, which is scheduled for a global release in March 2017, it is now feasible that Pikmin 4's development has been moved from the Wii U to the Switch.
SoHo Apple Store eventDuring the December 2016 SoHo Apple Store event, Shigeru Miyamoto explained how Pikmin isn't as popular as he thinks it should be, and expressed how we wants to work harder on it, along with Star Fox: “
- Miyamoto Hints That Pikmin 4 Could Be In Development on My Nintendo News
- YouTube video of the interview with Smosh Games in which Shigeru Miyamoto reveals the development of Pikmin 4
- Pikmin 4 in development and "very close to completion" on Eurogamer
- YouTube video of the interview with YOGSCAST Kim in which Takashi Tezuka hints at a post-2015 release for Pikmin 4 (at 11:55)
- Miyamoto Updates Fans On Status of Pikmin 4 on Gamerant
- Transition from Wii U to Nintendo NX Will Be Smooth: The Optimistic Nintendo on SegmentNext, published on June 25th, 2016
- Miyamoto Confirms Star Fox and Pikmin Will Continue on Gamer Splash!, published on December 11th, 2016
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