In a recent appearance on Smosh Games (interview starts at 4:35), Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto touched on a range of topics, including the future of F-Zero and Pikmin.
The famed designer gave a concise update on the latter se... read
Don't tell Jonathan, but I still need to watch Pikmin Short Movies. I'm a bad Pikmin fan. But looking at these pieces of art created using Art Academy: SketchPad makes me feel better.
They were made for a Miiverse challenge p... read
Tucked away in Nintendo's recent investor Q&A, senior managing director Shigeru Miyamoto commented on what's ahead for the "unique joy" that is the Pikmin series.
This week, the company released three animated short films... read
Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto has been working on little, animated Pikmin shorts instead of making games. Good for him. I want him to make wine next. Coppola did it.
Pikmin Short Movies goes on sale after this Ninte... read
When Nintendo first announced they were working on 3 short films about Pikmin, many feared they'd go the route of those Wind Waker from a while back. They weren't exactly bad, but they didn't use original art asset... read
Famed Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto has produced an animated short based on the Pikmin series that will debut at the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival next month.
The film, Pikmin Short Movies, is made up of three e... read
Avid Pikmin 3 players may have noticed a new control option with its latest update: the GamePad control style can now be set to Stylus. You can use the touch screen to throw your unsuspecting Pikmin now, just like Nintendo La... read
If you've been saving up your precious coins at Club Nintendo for some sweet physical rewards since the reward redemption area on the official Club Nintendo page was undergoing renovations, you're in luck. The physical goodie... read
Nintendo would like you to buy Mario Kart 8. Maybe even its Wii U bundle. And for doing so, you shall be rewarded handsomely. Those who register their Mario Kart 8 on Club Nintendo before July 31 will get a copy of Wind Waker... read
Masamichi Abe, the director on Pikmin and Pikmin 2, is developing a new intellectual property for Nintendo, according to Namco Bandai's Katsuhiro Harada.
Abe is presently working at the company's headquarters in Kyoto, Harada... read
Pikmin 3 might not have done much for Wii U sales, but Nintendo doesn't seem to care. They love Pikmin, even if you don't. That's why they keep rolling out the Pikmin 3 content. This morning during their 3DS-focused Nin... read
It's not the Olimar-centric story missions of my dreams, but Nintendo putting out downloadable content for Pikmin 3 is still something I can support. The game's latest DLC pack -- more "Battle Enemies!" missions -- is out as ... read
Nintendo's dabbled in 3DS-exclusive animation before with the short-run Kid Icarus: Uprising series, and it looks like that dabbling is about to reach new heights. They're rolling out five new Nintendo Video series, starting ... read
During today's Nintendo Direct, Satoru Iwata announced that DLC is coming to Pikmin 3 in the form of mission packs. Starting today, you can download the first pack (Collect Treasure), which comes with four missions for $1.99.... read
I'm slowly recovering from a wild and crazy PAX weekend. I've been to PAX East twice in the past, but this was my first time attending Prime. It was beyond a doubt the most emotionally polarizing con I have ever attended, fil... read
Fun trivia for the day!
There are plenty of clues in the Pikmin series to suggest that the Pikmin's planet is in fact Earth at a point when humans are no longer around. The most clear-cut evidence to support this theory is du... read
When we reported on Pikmin 3's mysterious code, earned by collecting all ten of the Secret Memos hidden throughout the world, commenter NovaKnight21 made a prediction: "It's a series of numbers that, once you buy the officia... read feature
Red, Blue, and Yellow synergy Miyamoto may have created Pikmin to be a "carefree experience," but that doesn't mean it lacks depth. With the addition of a particularly creative set of local multiplayer modes, Pikmin 3 has a ton of gameplay related nuances that may be lost to the void if you aren't careful.
Here are some tips to help you acclimate yourself to the wonderful, cute world of Pikmin. read feature
The common refrain these days is that Nintendo doesn't know how to market the Wii U. But I know the creativity is still there, waiting to be tapped. Case in point...
The latest episode of Did You Know Gaming? arrives just in... read
Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto has taken to the Miiverse to tease a code in Pikmin 3 that can be found by collecting Secret Memos scattered throughout the game:
"Did you know that once you've collected ten of these Secret... read
Not a minuscule pick When Nintendo saw what "realistic polygon-powered graphics" were possible on the GameCube/Xbox/PS2, their first instinct wasn't to make a game about human beings doing crimes, saving the world, or even talking to each other. ... read feature
We're bidding farewell to an extremely hot July with a bang: Pikmin 3 is here, or it will be come Sunday. Of course, if you have the good fortune to be living in the UK or other, less important parts of Europe, then this is ... read
Nintendo is generally thought to exist in its own fancy little bubble, protected from the outside world and faintly out of touch with the rest of us. However, Nintendo of America's marketing department may be a bit more savvy... read
After years of waiting for a sequel, Pikmin 3 is almost here for you Europeans -- specifically, on July 26th in both physical and digital form. Remember, if you're buying it in the EU eShop you'll earn a 30% discount on the d... read
The sun came up this morning, birds chirped, the tides continued their eternal ebb and flow, and a Nintendo product topped Japanese software charts. Some things never change.
Pikmin 3 launched last week in Japan, reigning sup... read
How long has it been since the last time we've been able to control inch-high spacefarer Captain Olimar and his army of sentient plants? Almost ten years? It's almost surreal that the third game in the Pikmin series is final... read
I don't know about you folks, but I don't think I could possibly be more excited for Pikmin 3 right now. Yesterday I had a chance to get a full hands-on with the game at the Nintendo of America offices for an hour-and-half pl... read
No matter how much the press and fans clamor for a reduced digital pricing scheme, publishers ignore it as much as possible. Although PlayStation Plus helps alleviate the burn a bit with $5 discounts here and there, the indus... read
Oh my God... what is happening in those first 10 seconds!?
Nintendo suddenly realized that it forgot to advertise the Wii U and has scrambled to put together a set of TV commercials. But the one for New Super Luigi U is just... read
This morning, Nintendo put on a special Japan-only Nintendo Direct specifically for Pikmin 3. It's basically a "Let's Play" for the game starring Miyamoto, as he leads someone through a demonstration of a typical level.
For ... read