Nintendo recently announced Pikmin 4, but which Nintendo system will it land on?
NX hopefully. I have a Wii U and will get whatever Nintendo's next system is since I love Nintendo the game publisher so why not have a better looking version? Assuming the NX is more powerful than Wii U of course.
* The best thing Nintendo could do is front load the NX with a ton of games at launch. * Launching the handheld NX 6 months ahead of the console also gives it the ability to have NX handheld games to play when it launches as well for a selling point. * Including this in the NX console launch will allow it to also be played on the NX handheld, where as if it launches for only the Wii U, then it stays on the Wii U most likely. * I would just stack the NX console launch with as many games as possible, to give gamers the greatest range of possible games to play. Wii U is what it is, it's not going to get any better and as soon as the NX is announced you will have a ton of people trading in their Wii U's anyways toward the NX handheld & consoles. The only game that really excites me that is remaining for the Wii U is Legend of Zelda, but after that I just don't see the reason to keep heavily supporting it.
I'd guess Wii U.....already have the engine built for it....the fact that it is almost complete probably means he reused 3's assets to tell a new story inspired by the creating of Pikmin 3.....then again what do I know?
Well, it's not a bad guess, seeing how there were 2 Pikmin games for Cube, and what you say makes sense. I have a feeling that if Nintendo had made a new Pikmin with a completely new game engine, then it wouldn't be "close to completion" this quickly. Unless it's made in the same engine as Pikmin 3, and still intended for NX with extra graphical flourishes. Such thing is also possible, depending of architectural differences. Pikmin 3 started development as a Wii title, after all. Who knows, really. :/
Well if it does end up on Wii U, it will have the same engine, but I'm sure the graphics will look better than 3 since they probably know how to utilize the systems capabilities better.
Man.... I can't believe I still haven't completed Pikmin 3.
Well, considering they said it is close to done, I would imagine it would be for Wii U since the NX is still more than a year away at least (if not more). Plus Ninetendo has stated that they are not done supporting the Wii U.
Yeah, that's what I'm thinking, too. Wii U haters will say otherwise, but all the evidence points towards Nintendo continuing to give the Wii U games until 2017, when the NX releases. And if Pikmin 4 is almost done, then that marks this as a Wii U game.
I'm guessing it will be a mid-late 2016 game, since there is really nothing announced yet.
lemme guess hmm... NX?
This being "close to done" is enough proof for me that NX is going to be backwards compatible. It has to be or they basically thumb their nose at all the Wii U supporters. Pikmin 3 was great
You do realize they haven't even said it was a home console right? It's about time for the next gen of their handheld lineup. NX could very well be that since they have said that they don't plan on being done with the WiiU anytime soon and it's confirmed to be supported through to at least 2017.
They actually did say it was their next home console. Reggie mentioned it during their E3 conference and they've said multiple times that there will be a home console NX. The latest info on it says that the NX is a family of systems, so there is a handheld NX and a home NX, makes sense with their combing handheld and console departments. It makes developing games for both way easier and cheaper.
no it means that it's a Wii U title joining Pokken Tournament Illusory Revelations#FE The Legend of Zelda
I'm almost sure it will be for the NX. It will be smart for Nintendo to have it on that console.
If it's already "near completion", then it's going to release either early, or middle of, next year. The NX, following their typical pattern of a year between unveiling and release, won't be on the market until 2017. It's not gonna be on NX. It's gonna be on Wii U. And given the fact that Nintendo has said they won't stop supporting the Wii U, you can bet the NX will likely be BC with it.
NX this and NX that. Looky here. Miyamoto said the next Metroid and Mario is for NX. He didn't for Pikmin 4. Why? Because it near completion. Why the hell would Nintendo hold on to a completed game for a year or more for it to be a launch game. All this NX Fantasy Land.
I guess will have to wait and see.
Look, dude; Nintendo's habit is a 5 year cycle between each home console release, as well as a release the year following the official announcement And the announcement for the NX, isn't until 2016. Only once have they broken that precedent, and it was the exception to a very long and unbroken rule that continued itself right after the Wii transitioned into the Wii U. That, on top of Nintendo's statements that they are not planning to abandon the Wii U, mean that the NX is due for the same traditional 5 year cycle. Which places its release in Q1 of 2017, at the earliest, unless they break stride again. All the evidence points towards 2017. There's no contesting that that's what the evidence points towards. Even if there's no definite, it's much more LOGICAL to assume 2017, given past statements and habits by Nintendo themselves. And because of that, it's also safe to assume that Pikmin 4 will be a Wii U title, not an NX title.
I really don't want to see Nintendo abandoning the loyal Wii U userbase that stuck with them all these years
They won't be. They've said repeatedly that they'll continue supporting the Wii U even after the NX, and that won't be out until 2017. That means the entirety of 2016 is left to Wii U games, and we've only got info on a tiny amount of what they're willing to announce for Q1 of that year. There's no abandonment happening. People who hate Nintendo want us to think so, but there isn't.
You don't know the NX will be out in 2017.
If Sony can abandon Vita with basically no software, Nintendo has done more than do right by wii u fans
I'm hoping for 3DS personally
I think a Pikmin game would be a pretty poor fit for handheld devices. The fact that you control up to 100 pikmin at once means this game is better suited for big screens. If Nintendo makes a Pikmin game for one of their handhelds, expect it to be a very different experience to the console ones. I don't see Nintendo going along with the same game design for a tiny screen, it would hurt the experience a lot,
I agree with that actually. I'd rather have Fire Emblem,Pokemon,Monster Hunter 4 on a console but I don't have a WiiU nor intend to get one. I simply prefer my 3DS.
I forgot which interview, but Miyamoto did say that they actually tested Pikmin on 3DS and weren't happy with the results. Makes sense; a game like that needs a lot of screen real estate, especially since your characters are like an inch off the ground.
WiiU. NX can wait.
NX can wait for Pikmin 5 that is.
I still haven't finished it either
Wii U or NX I assume
Wii U duh
Based on this following comment from Shigeru Miyamoto dating back to November 2014, I'd say Pikmin 4 is perhaps for Wii U. “Continually launching campaigns after the release of software will lay the groundwork for the next iteration of “Pikmin” in the future. And needless to say, we want it to be one of the motivations for potential consumers to purchase Wii U. We are making a variety of different efforts.” Then again, this is Nintendo, so it could be something unexpected like a new 3DS model exclusive title given how it has more processing power, bigger screens and better 3D too.
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