Miyamoto makes Pikmin first official Wii U title

Nintendo spokesman says development on Wii version has been transferred

Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto has revealed that a new Pikmin title, previously under development for Wii, will now come to the new Wii U console instead, making it the first confirmed title for the device.

Speaking at a roundtable press engagement after Nintendo's conference, Miyamoto explained that he was torn between professional and personal motivations as to whether he should speak about the game or not.

"There are two sides to me today, the corporate side that wants to follow the precedent we set for E3 of not announcing any titles, and the creative side of me that wants to tell you we're working on Pikmin."

Nintendo's strategy of not unveiling titles likely means that the platform holder will reveal more at the Tokyo Game Show this September.

Whilst, Miyamoto's mention of Pikmin 3 wasn't quite an official release, it certainly sounds like development is well under way.

"As we've been working on the Wii U I've gotten a look at the fancy new graphics and the new controller," said the figurehead. "I got the feeling it's the perfect game for that system, so we're going to make it on that.

"Maybe it won't be too long before it's ready for Wii U."

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Latest comments (2)

Tony Johns8 years ago
Should have been made already for the Wii, but because this is Miyamoto I can easily forgive him because of the way he has a knack for game design and ideas that come from his head at the right place at the right time.

Still think that the Zelda footage for the Wii U was just a tech demo though, I remember Spaceworld 2000 all too well.
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Jim Webb Executive Editor/Community Director, E-mpire Ltd. Co.8 years ago
Pikmin 3 would work better on Wii U anyway. The level of detail combined with the screens screams "Pikmin".

As for Zelda, yes, that was a demo which Nintendo stated from the beginning though it is running in real time 1080p.
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