Pikmin 3
Genre Real-time Strategy
Developer(s) Nintendo
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Series Pikmin
Platform(s) Wii U
Release Date TBA
Mode(s) TBA

Pikmin 3 is the upcoming next installment in the popular Pikmin series. The game was fist confirmed to be in development at E3 2008 for the Wii and later confirmed to be in development for the Wii U at E3 2011. Shigeru Miyamoto has not shared much about the game ever since its confirmation.


Shigeru Miyamoto first hinted about the possibilities of a new Pikmin game in a July 2007 interview with IGN, saying "I certainly don't think we've seen the last of Pikmin. I definitely would like to do something with them, and I think the Wii interface in particular is very well suited to that franchise." A later interview in April 2008 reported that "For now, Miyamoto looks ahead to other projects for the Wii, mentioning his desire to continue the Pikmin series."

A new Pikmin game was eventually confirmed at E3 2008 during Nintendo's developer roundtable, in which Miyamoto stated that his team were working on a new entry in the series. However, details concerning gameplay and development were left unmentioned. In an interview with Nintendo's Official Latin American Magazine, Shigeru Miyamoto confirmed that Pikmin 3 is going to be on the Wii. He also stated that the Wii's controls were "working well" with the game.

The announcement in October 2008 of a re-release of the first two Pikmin games on the Wii with updated motion controls, raised concerns about whether Pikmin 3 was in fact in development. However, in a subsequent interview with IGN, it was made clear that the re-releases of Pikmin and Pikmin 2 under the New Play Control! brand were separate from Pikmin 3. The game was not shown at E3 2009, 2010 or 2011 but Miyamoto confirmed in June 2010 that the game was indeed still in development.

At Miyamoto's roundtable discussion at E3 2011, Miyamoto stated that Pikmin 3 development was moved to Wii U, the Wii successor.