Shigeru Miyamoto Experimented with Pikmin on the 3DS, But “It Just Didn’t Feel Like Pikmin”

Nintendo’s poster boy (at least at heart) Shigeru Miyamoto has been hard at work on Pikmin 3 to try and kickstart the Wii U’s engine and to put the console on the right track, but the development team actually experimented with the possibility of bringing the franchise to the much smaller twin screens of the DS and 3DS. Unfortunately, the experiment wasn’t successful.

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Starbucks_Fan1803d ago

Wii U seems like the perfect fit for a Pikmin game.

Abriael1803d ago

That's true, I wouldn't have minded it on 3DS too though.

PopRocks3591803d ago

How would they make it work though? You can't use the Wiimote, using the stylus restricts you to the movement stick and a single shoulder button, and it only has one nub.

Unless they made the game with the circle pad pro in mind, I would be very surprised if they made a well running Pikmin game on 3DS.

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live2play1803d ago

maybe it couldve been like kirbys mass attack
more of an action than exploration game.

i want to see pikmin in 3d so bad

me and my wife cant wait to play pikmin 3 bingo mode

MoveTheGlow1803d ago

That would have been an easy cash grab, but he didn't do it because the feel of the game was off. There aren't that many creators out there who can use that as a reason to not release a game, no metrics or anything; just goes to show you the kind of respect Miyamoto still carries in the industry.

Shad0wRunner1803d ago (Edited 1803d ago )

More casual shovelware from Nintendo. As a 33yr old male gamer, I look at this Pikmin 3 trailer...and Im not impressed.

It just doesnt appeal to me. The thing seems to me like, this is ALL Nintendo does! Mario, Zelda, Pikmin, Smash Bros, Nintendo Land, Sing Party, Wii Fit U, Skylanders Giants, Disney Epic Mickey 2, Tank Tank Tank, Rabbids Land, Rayman Legends, Scribblenauts Unlimited, etc...

Im a hardcore gamer. I prefer games like God Of War, The Last Of Us, Uncharted, Heavy Rain, BF3, COD-BO, DUST 514, Assassins Creed, Dishonored, Skyrim, FarCry 3, Metal Gear, etc..

Im sorry, but I dont DO kiddie games and I dont play on a console designed for kids, either. Ya'll can defend Nintendo all you want...saying the "Wii U isnt just for kids" and talk about how those games are so hard that even grown adults cant beat them - That doesnt mean crap, yo. You cant justify a game based on it's level of difficulty. You can put powdered sugar on a turd...but that dont make it a brownie. LOL.

All Im saying is...if Nintendo would stop making so much casual shovelware, they might get my money.

Im not interested in Pikmin 3.

PopRocks3591803d ago (Edited 1803d ago )

Pikmin is hardly casual shovelware. It's only 'casual' in the same vain that Mario RPG, Paper Mario or the Mario & Luigi series are casual when compared to the likes of Final Fantasy. They are simplified compared to others, but still quite enjoyable.

Pikmin has a real time strategy element about it. There is, believe it or not, some moderate level of skill that's required to be able to play and master the game.

And by the way, just because the majority of your games have an M rating on them doesn't make you mature for an instant. I point you in the direction of ten year olds who play Call of Duty to show you my reasoning.

Also, if the Wii U is just for kids, then why is it getting Bayonetta and X, two games that don't look anything like Nintendo's usual fare?

ChickeyCantor1803d ago (Edited 1803d ago )

For someone who is so against this console and Nintendos general design seem to express your opinion so much on the matter.

If you're really not interested, why bother?

You can label yourself a "hardcore gamer", but in reality all you're doing is showing a preference/bias to certain games. Some people consider themselves a hardcore gamer for playing traditional mario games, or in fact this game.

" but I dont DO kiddie games "
Because, let's face it, you need your muscular man to save the day. Give me a call hotshot, we'll talk.

RFornillos41803d ago (Edited 1803d ago )

ok, so if it doesn't appeal to you, then it's automatically a casual shovelware? wow, whoever appointed you in that position need to get their heads straight.

you say, you're a hardcore gamer and listed mostly shooters and action games; in case you don't know, people who are enjoying the same games as you are, are also enjoying games who for you are "kiddie games" on console "designed for kids". i'd like you to define a gamer who are equally enjoying the games you mentioned and more, plus all the other so-called "kiddie" games you seem to dislike.

all i'm saying is... if you don't enjoy Nintendo's games, then why bother giving a few minutes of your time to express your distaste. it's statements like yours that give true hardcore gamers a bad name.

Jagsrock1803d ago (Edited 1803d ago )

whoa did you seriously just call pikmin 3 casual shovelware. You must really be an HARDCOORREEEE morn.You don't have to like the game but to call it that is just ignorant.

Shad0wRunner1803d ago

Yep, I sure did. Because thats what it is.

Jagsrock1803d ago

if you need blood, guts and grit to enjoy your games and justify your hardcore label that's perfectly fine. But labeling games such as Metroid,Smashbros,mario,zelda, pikmin,rayman legends,scribblenauts as shovelware is just silly,YO no matter what kind of gamer you are.

Shad0wRunner1803d ago

"Shovelware is a derogatory computer jargon term that refers to software noted more for the quantity of what is included than for the quality or usefulness." (30 Mario games, 20 Zelda games, 10 Metroid games)

"Nintendo, while an early leader in measures against poor software titles, has received a notable amount of shovelware on their Game Boy Color, Wii, and Nintendo DS consoles."

"The metaphor implies that the creators showed little care for the original software, as if the new compilation or version had been indiscriminately created with a shovel, without any care shown for the condition of the software on the newly created product."

It's not silly, when it's a FACT! I called it what it is. Nintendo is the poster child for shovelware. Always has been, always will be. I feel no need to defend this fact, any further. Good day to you, sir! ^_-

Brasi19891803d ago

Your post is full of fail. The key phrase is "quantity over quality." Nintendo games, for the most part, are grade A quality games. Please stop confusing fact with fiction. Your list of "hardcore" games is laughable at best. Grit and grime do not make a game "hardcore". One could argue that Call of Duty and Assassins Creed are casual games and shovelware. The fact that all you mentioned were mutliplat games and Sony games Amos indicated that you a rabid fanboy whose only goal is "diss" on other consoles somehow reoffering to yourself that your allegiance is the right one. So feel free to not defend your "fact" as your facts probably also include that pandas are indigenous to Antarctica and have a thirst for human blood and was also the first species to visit the moon. So have a good day doggy. I'm out yo!

P.S. Everybody knows that Wikipedia isn't a creditable source of information on the internet.

Jagsrock1803d ago

Well then by that definition alone pikmin 3 is most definitely not shovelware thanks for proving my point.

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