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Pikmin 4 Announced (Re-Announced?) for 2023

by Matthew Zawodniak - September 13, 2022, 10:42 am EDT
Total comments: 9

Also Nintendo would really like you to play Pikmin Bloom.

Seven years after Miyamoto said it was "very close to completion", Pikmin 4 has finally been announced for Nintendo Switch.

No gameplay footage was shown, but players will reportedly be able to play "from the Pikmin's perspective" as well in the new game.

Pikmin 4 launches in 2023.

Talkback

Luigi DudeSeptember 13, 2022

I'm guessing the game got quite a few tea tables upended since the original comments.  I wouldn't be surprised if originally it was going to be a direct sequel to Pikmin 3 that they might have hoped to still release on the Wii U by 2016, but since that system was too far gone, wanted to get it out early in the Switch lifespan.  But then when they realized how stacked the Switch 1st year was looking decided there was no rush to get this out right away, and started looking at ways to maybe expand the scope of the game in a way to maybe increase the appeal of the series.

Either way, can't wait to see what they've come up with this time.

Mop it upSeptember 13, 2022

Refresh my memory, what were the exact comments years ago? Can we be sure it wasn't just some misunderstanding over "Hey! Pikmin"?

Regardless if it's a new development or a long-completed game, still glad to see a new Pikmin! Looking forward to more being revealed.

MythtendoSeptember 13, 2022

Quote from: Mop

Refresh my memory, what were the exact comments years ago? Can we be sure it wasn't just some misunderstanding over "Hey! Pikmin"?

Regardless if it's a new development or a long-completed game, still glad to see a new Pikmin! Looking forward to more being revealed.

https://www.eurogamer.net/pikmin-4-in-development-and-very-close-to-completion

When Nintendo was asked after the Miyamoto interview about his comments that the 4th major Pikmin game was coming, Nintendo straight up said that Pikmin 4 was in development

Mop it upSeptember 13, 2022

That article is from before "Hey! Pikmin" was revealed, so they could have simply been referring to that. Was there mention of a "Pikmin 4" after "Hey! Pikmin!" released?

From a month prior to Hey Pikmin's launch: http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/44851/miyamoto-pikmin-4-is-progressing

Amazing news. Who knows, maybe Pikmin 3 Deluxe doing well convinced Nintendo to take this game off the shelf and finish it. Regardless, I'm extremely happy to see one of my favorite series continue.

Mop it upSeptember 13, 2022

Quote from: Shaymin

From a month prior to Hey Pikmin's launch: http://www.nintendoworldreport.com/news/44851/miyamoto-pikmin-4-is-progressing

Thanks mate. I had a feeling I was forgetting something but trying to search for it kept bringing up this announcement. I wonder what it is about this series which causes this to keep happening. It'd be interesting to hear the development story here, but that probably won't happen.

Bungle4September 13, 2022

I really hope they design this with multiplayer in mind. I know there was multiplayer on 3 Deluxe, but the main campaign was designed for single player.

golfing buffaloSeptember 21, 2022

After looking at this picture and remembering a few of the previous  rumors/leaks.  I am confident that a revision to Switch much be launching sometime in 2023.  Pikmin if I remember correctly, usually launches around new hardware. 

Combined with the rumors/leaks of a new Bomberman R 2, Skyrim Anniversary, Batman trilogy.  And I swear I read somewhere the NFL saying football was coming to all platforms in 2023.  Seems likely new hardware is launching imo.

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