The wait for Pikmin 3 was long and hard, it took around nine years for the game to finally surface with the game even skipping an entire console generation. After finishing Pikmin 3, I remember sitting back and smiling about how great a game I just played but then having the darker and more pressing question appear, when are we seeing Pikmin 4?

Well as it turns out the next installment in the Pikmin franchise may not be as far off as we think, Shigeru Miyamoto has confirmed that Pikmin 4 is currently in development.

While speaking with Eurogamer Miyamoto confirmed “It’s actually very close to completion,” and this was back in July. “Pikmin teams are always working on the next one.”

In an official statement Nintendo has said:

“We can confirm that Pikmin 4 is in development but that is all we can confirm at present.”

At this time it is possible Nintendo could be getting us set for a new Pikmin game that will launch on the NX, though another Wii U entry could also be very likely, personally I would prefer the latter as it could give us another potential great game for the system.

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