Pikmin 4 Still Happening, Miyamoto Assures

"When we're in development we have to create a list of priorities and it has been hard to kind of fit [Pikmin 4] into that list."

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Pikmin 4 was announced in September 2015, but not much has been said about it since. Now, iconic Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto has provided an update for fans, though there are still plenty of unanswered questions.

Speaking to GameRant, Miyamoto confirmed the game remains in development. As for why Nintendo has kept quiet about it lately, Miyamoto explained that it wasn't always the highest priority, though he suggested it's now getting close to finding a place on Nintendo's schedule.

Pikmin 3
Pikmin 3

"You know, when we're in development we have to create a list of priorities and it has been hard to kind of fit [Pikmin 4] into that list," he said. "But we're hopefully starting to see that on the list now."

When Pikmin 4 was announced last year, Miyamoto said the game was "actually very close to completion."

The latest game in the series was 2013's Pikmin 3 for Wii U. That was the first franchise entry after almost a decade, as Pikmin 2 came out in 2004 for GameCube. In an earlier interview, Miyamoto said "Pikmin teams are always working on the next one."

Nintendo has not said when Pikmin 4 will launch or which platform(s) it might be released on. Options might include Wii U, 3DS, or the NX, though nothing is confirmed at this point. We also don't know anything about the gameplay or story.

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