We’ve been waiting a long time but fans of the Pikmin series were rewarded for their patience (again) today as Shigeru Miyamoto once again announced the existence of Pikmin 3, also revealing that it would be heading to Wii U. During a Developer Q&A session (where the game was also announced to be in development by Miyamoto a few years back) the Nintendo visionary told those attending that the game was originally planned for release this year on Wii, to coincide with the series’ 10th anniversary, but once the developer saw the power of Wii U, he decided to move it onto Wii’s successor.
While we don’t any solid details about the game, Miyamoto did hint that we could be playing Captain Olimar’s next adventure sooner rather than later. Due to the fact that the game has been in development for Wii for a significant period of time, Miyamoto tolds fans that it “shouldn’t be a long wait” for the arrival of more Pikmin adventures.
We’ll bring you more news on Pikmin and all of the other games on show at E3 2011 as it happens so stick with Nintendojo.