User:Espyo/New game guide

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When a new Pikmin game is revealed, and trailers, screenshots, and gameplay features become public, everybody will want to contribute info to the wiki. To make sure everything works smoothly, and avoid massive disorganization problems like those that happened in the past, let's all follow this guide.

Staff members will also want to update templates, create redirects, etc. For that, there's the backoffice guide.

Quick policies

  • Do not create new articles about the game until it is released, except the game's article itself. (This means no articles about new enemies, areas, etc.)
  • When naming something you don't know, go for "Unknown red bird enemy", not the speculative "Winged Red Bulborb" or the cryptic "Unknown enemy 1".

For the full set of policies regarding new games, see here.

When a big event happens

Go to the game's page and:

  1. Dump anything you find of interest that is revealed about how the game works.
  2. On the "Trailers" section, add a link to any new trailers.
  3. On the "External links" section, and a link to any new official websites or social media accounts.
  4. On the "Development" section, point down this event and an overview of what it revealed.

When an image is released

If it is noteworthy, upload it to the wiki.

  1. Make sure the image doesn't already exist! Check the relevant articles, first.
  2. Write a simple description, and in it, you must state where the image comes from. This includes both its location (website) and the event (a Nintendo direct, an E3 conference, etc.); the date of the event must also be written.

When a Pikmin type, enemy, or character is revealed

  1. If it's something that was in a previous game...
    1. Go to its article, and add an "In <game name>" section as one of the first sections.
    2. Start the section with {{futuregame}}.
    3. Include all known information about it there, even if it's just "it has been confirmed to return".
    4. Edit the game article's list of Pikmin/enemies/characters and add the new entry, including what's know about it.
  2. If it's something new:
    1. Add a sub-section about it on the Pikmin/enemies/characters section of the game's article. If its name is unknown, use a descriptive title, with the word "Unknown" in it (e.g. Unknown fiery beetle, Unknown flying purple monster).
    2. In this section, write all known info.
  3. Cite your sources.

Misc.

  • Check Nintendo of Japan's versions of videos as well, as they can have different information or footage.