It’s been over 10 years since Pikmin 3 came out for the Wii U back in 2013, but it’s been finally confirmed that Pikmin 4 is happening!
Nintendo revealed the title during its Nintendo Direct, with a teaser so short you’ll think it was made for the Pikmins themselves. The title was revealed by Shigeru Miyamoto, who gave us a sneak peek of the game, showing the game can be played at a much lower, and closer angle, giving you a more intimate look at the action.
Pikmin 3 is slated to release sometime in 2023 for the Nintendo Switch.
▍Pikmin 4 Announcement Trailer
▍About Pikmin 4
While we still know very little about how Pikmin 4 will play, Shigeru Miyamoto was happy to share with us some details regarding the game and what players can expect from this title in the future.
With some of the screens shown off during the trailer, we can see fences, gardens, and a gate in the background, meaning the Captain of this game is once again exploring a world similar to ours, with one of the levels being someone’s backyard!
Shigeru Miyamoto also stated that thanks to the Nintendo Switch, controlling Pikmin will be even easier than before, letting players focus more on the core gameplay the Pikmin series is known for. He dubbed this new system “Dandori”, which he described as “strategically planning, deploying, and commanding the Pikmin”.
With a simpler control scheme, and an even closer look at the Pikmin, expect an even more involved gameplay system, with more refined animations and possibly more quirks we can see from the Pikmin!