The lights are on
In an interview, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto revealed that
the company is working on a series of Pikmin animated shorts to be released digitally
on the company's 3DS handheld.
The news came in an article on Polygon, when Miyamoto shows
writer Brian Cresente some preview footage of the cartoons.
Miyamoto told Polygon, "They'll be released sometime before the release
of Pikmin 3. Possibly as a
Nintendo video. If they're popular we could consider selling them."
He continued, "" I didn't want to license our characters out to
someone else to create films. Instead, since I used to draw four-panel comics
when I was younger, I thought it would be fun to bring a four-panel comic
approach to creating video content, so we started work on these Pikmin videos."
The series would likely be distributed to the 3DS via the
Nintendo eShop. For more details on the project, read the complete Polygon
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