E3 09: Reggie: Pikmin 3 may still surprise at the show

Even though I obviously flipped out about some of Nintendo’s announcements this morning, I have to admit I was very disappointed that there was no footage (not even a word!) of Pikmin 3. The Wii sequel was revealed at Miyamoto’s round table during E3 last year, so I was sure it would have been shown at this year’s conference.

But, as I was wiping away my tears, I was directed to an interview with Reggie Fils-Aime at IGN.

When asked why Pikmin 3 was not shown at the press conference, Reggie had this to say:

“Matt, we’re all about surprises. We will show that game when it’s ready. At the right time. Close to when it’s going to be launched. It’s not there yet. But Mr. Miyamoto still has his round table to do, so maybe you’ll see. Maybe you might get that surprise after all.”

So, there is still a chance to see the next game in my beloved Pikmin series! Woo hoo! But will it happen? What do you think? Do you think Reggie is just being sassy with his words, or could Nintendo still reveal more in the next couple days (remember: Super Smash Bros. Brawl was revealed a day after the press conference two years ago)?

Chad Concelmo