The newest Pikmin title will harken back to the series' roots.
Pikmin 3 is one of the most hotly-anticipated upcoming titles for the new Wii U, and according to Nintendo's own Shigeru Miyamoto, the third installment of the beloved series will feel like a throwback to the original. In an interview with GamesMaster, Miyamoto notes that while Pikmin 2 may have been a bit of a cakewalk compared to its predecessor, gamers shouldn't expect the same welcoming vibe from the newest title.
"Our main aim in Pikmin 2 was to get rid of any stress as much as possible, so that it would be very user-friendly," he explains. "Well, I myself couldn't agree with that direction perfectly. That kind of nature of Pikmin 1 was exactly what I wanted to reproduce and I was actually intentionally doing so, so that Pikmin 1 could be a strategic game."
This is certainly fine news for fans of the original title, but as far as stress goes, hasn't the roughly 9-year wait for a new Pikmin game been stressful enough? Pikmin 2 was released in 2004 and Pikmin 3 was confirmed as being in development in 2008. It's now 2013. Cut us a break here, Miyamoto.
After being delayed from the Wii U launch window, Pikmin 3 is now scheduled to hit stores sometime in Spring 2013.