We didn’t get any gameplay today
Just what we all wanted! Nintendo legend Shigeru Miyamoto himself appeared on this morning’s Nintendo Direct to confirm that Pikmin 4 would be out in 2023. No more aimless waiting!
Miyamoto said that although we weren’t getting any gameplay today, we did get a single screenshot. According to Miyamoto, the gameplay is “simpler” this time around, with a focus on “dandori;” or “strategically deploying and commanding the Pikmin.”
It’s been a while since Pikmin 3, that’s for sure! This is all Nintendo had to say on the matter outside of the stream: “The first sneak peek at the next game in the Pikmin franchise revealed a tranquil park and a napping Bulborb, but it was still missing one important element … Pikmin! Where could they be? More details about this new title for Nintendo Switch will be revealed ahead of its 2023 launch.”
So there you have it: a coy confirmation that we’ll get some sort of proper update on Pikmin 4 before it comes out. Though, the lack of gameplay today (as well as the lack of date announcements before May 2023) likely ensures that this will be a mid-to-late 2023 game. Again, all we have right now is “2023.”