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  • Blog Post: Miyamoto Discusses Creating Pikmin Short Films, Reveals Pikmin 3DS Theme

    In an interview on the Miiverse, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto discusses making short films compares to making video games. You can find the full dialogue on the Miiverse . In the interview Miyamoto says making games is easier than making animated short films, but mostly because the two mediums are... More
  • Blog Post: Miyamoto Becomes A Film Maker For Series Of Pikmin Short Movies, Now Available On Wii U And 3DS

    Announced earlier this year with plans to premiere at the Tokyo Film Festival , Miyamoto produced collection of Pikmin short films which are now available to purchase. Miyamoto produced the shorts and storyboarded them using Flipnote Studio. For $4.99 on either Wii U or 3DS, you get access to all three... More
  • Blog Post: Reminder: Today's The Last Day To Get Your Free Game With Mario Kart 8 From Nintendo

    Today's the last day to take advantage of the promotion offering a free copy of New Super Mario Bros. U, Pikmin 3, Wii Party U, or The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD with Mario Kart 8. Announced shortly before Mario Kart 8's release , if you register your copy of the game by today, you get... More
  • Blog Post: Three Pikmin Shorts Will Debut At The Tokyo Film Festival

    The Pikmin series might not sit atop Nintendo sales charts, but it does have a loyal following and adorable characters. Franchise creator (and famed Nintendo designer) Shigeru Miyamoto is putting the diligent, plant-like workers to task on a new project. Variety reports that Miyamoto has produced three... More
  • Blog Post: Pikmin 3 DLC Pack Brings More Stages To Mission Mode

    Nintendo is releasing a new DLC pack for Pikmin 3, adding more "Battle Enemies!" challenge stages for mission mode. This is the second of several DLC packs planned for the Wii U title. The first of these stages is downloaded for free through an automatic software update for Pikmin 3, and can... More
  • Blog Post: Animated Shorts Based On The Legend Of Zelda And Pikmin Arriving To Nintendo Video

    Nintendo Video, the 3DS app that automatically downloads short 3D videos chosen by Nintendo to the handheld console, is offering five new comedic shorts starting tomorrow. The Legend of Zelda: The Misadventures of Link takes place in the Wind Waker universe and explores the lighter, funnier side of Link... More
  • Blog Post: Miyamoto Cites Difficult Controls As The Reason For Pikmin's Absence On 3DS

    Nintendo and Shigeru Miyamoto experimented with Pikmin on the 3DS, but difficulty in controlling the game is the reason why Nintendo decided not to move forward with development. In an interview with the Japanese gaming site 4Gamer , and translated by CVG , Miyamoto spoke of the difficulties in a handheld... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Pikmin 3's Japan Sales Numbers Are In

    Pikmin 3's success is an important metric for the Wii U. The console has seen disappointing sales due to a dearth of exciting games, but Pikmin 3 could turn that around. Pikmin 3 released on Saturday July 13 in Japan, so as of today the game has been available overseas for a full week. Update: The... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Offers A Peek Behind-The-Scenes Of Creating Its E3 Booth

    Nintendo's E3 booth was full of photo-op ready statues highlighting some of its upcoming games. A collection of photos appearing on Nintendo's Facebook page shows the process of creating them. You can check out the photos in the galley below which shows the King of Red Lions from Wind Waker,... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Not Worried About Used Game Sales

    Used game sales for next gen systems has been a controversial topic these last couple months, with both Microsoft and Sony landing on different sides of the fence. Now Nintendo is weighing in on the subject. In an interview with Polygon, Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime said "We understand... More
  • Blog Post: Pikmin 3 Has A Release Date

    Pikmin fans have been anxiously awaiting an announcement regarding when the third installment in the series will hit, and the wait is now over. The game now has a solid release date this summer. In the flood of news resulting from yesterday's Nintendo Direct conference, Nintendo revealed that Pikmin... More
  • Blog Post: Pikmin 3 Will Be More Like The First Game

    Nintendo Buddha, Shigeru Miyamoto said that he didn't like the design choices made during Pikmin 2, and that the third entry will be more in line with the first Pikmin game. During a recent interview with the UKs Official Nintendo Magazine , Shigeru Miyamoto said, "Our main aim in Pikmin 2 was... More
  • Blog Post: Rumor: New Play Control Pikmin 2 Coming To North America This Summer

    Update : We reached out to Nintendo to confirm the upcoming New Play Control! Pikmin 2 release and it responded, "we don’t have anything to announce at this time," so you can file this one under rumor for now. ------------------------------------- The New Play Control! series takes GameCube... More
  • Blog Post: You Will See Pikmin 3 At E3

    After numerous teases and unofficial announcements , Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto confirmed they will show off the new Pikmin game for Wii U at E3 this June. The news comes during a recent interview with Spanish newspaper El Mundo where he said it would be at this year's show. A Nintendo of America... More
  • Blog Post: Miyamoto Hints At New Nintendo Character

    At a Nintendo shareholder meeting this week, the legendary game director Shigeru Miyamoto told investors that he may add one new character to his roster of video game stars. According to a transcription of the meeting, when asked about upcoming projects, Miyamoto said it's been a busy time with 3DS... More
  • Blog Post: Pikmin For Wii Still Being Worked On

    Back at E3 a couple of years ago, fans of Nintendo's quirky strategy game Pikmin got a great burst of hype when Miyamoto let slip in a Q&A session that a new Pikmin game was in development for Wii. Today at the same yearly Q&A session, Miyamoto assured us that the game is still in the works... More
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