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Pikmin 1 + 2 update 1.1.0

Pikmin 1 and Pikmin 2 both just got a new update, and both games are now at version 1.1.0. Thanks to Nintendo, we have the patch notes as usual.

Both games now have added language support – namely Dutch, Korean, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese. Also, while both have seen issues addressed, Pikmin 2 has taken care of a specific issue in Challenge Mode involving a crash.

Here’s the full rundown:

Nintendo recently brought Pikmin 1 + 2 to Switch, and thanks to Digital Foundry, we have a closer look at the technical side of things with some of the regular points like frame rate and resolution examined.

Overall, the games appear to be mostly straightforward ports. Resolution gets a bump and there are small improvements here and there, but otherwise, they’re as you remembered them on the GameCube.

In the latest developer interview published for Pikmin 4 today, Shigeru Miyamoto said that he feels “Pikmin to be Nintendo’s most global characters.”

Miyamoto’s comments came about when asked what Pikmin means to him. He expressed wanting “people to have this real sense that Pikmin are all around us, that they aren’t just fantasy creatures.” Also brought up is how Mario is strictly limited to his world, but Miyamoto believes Nintendo has “finally reached a point where people can find Pikmin in various places, not just in their imaginations.”

Shigeru Miyamoto Pikmin 4

In a new interview published today, Shigeru Miyamoto commented on the Pikmin series and said he’s wondered why the games haven’t sold more and why people think they’re so difficult. 

For Pikmin 4, it sound like Nintendo wanted to make the game as approachable as possible. The company’s Yuji Kando said the team “prioritized ease of play and experimented with making the controls easy enough for those who aren’t used to playing games.” Camera and AI improvements were a focus as well. Miyamoto added that Nintendo wanted to “retain the depth of gameplay that makes Pikmin so interesting, while providing the functional support to address the challenges around controls.”

Here’s the full interview excerpt:

Pikmin origins concept art N64

The original developers behind Pikmin have discussed the game’s origins, including how it was originally being developed for the N64.

Masamichi Abe, who was director at the time, said in a new interview published today that “discussion of this project started during the transition from Super NES to Nintendo 64, so we had a strong aspiration to utilize its ability to display a large number of characters on screen.” Shigefumi Hino, who also was director, added that it was originally “envisioned a game that would control a lot of characters with AI.” The interview includes a number of concept art / images as well, and character designer Junji Morii talked about being inspired by Tim Burton.

Original (6/22): Starting today, Nintendo Switch Online members can access new user icons for the Pikmin series. This ties in with Pikmin 1 + 2, which launched digitally on the eShop yesterday after the Nintendo Direct, and with Pikmin 4, which releases next month on July 21.

Pikmin 1 + 2 gameplay

Posted on 11 months ago by (@NE_Brian) in Switch, Videos | 0 comments

Pikmin 1 + 2 gameplay

New gameplay is available showing both Pikmin 1 and Pikmin 2 on Switch. Both titles were not only announced for the system today, but released as well.

Here’s an official overview from the eShop listing:

Pikmin 1 and Pikmin 2 Switch physical

According to Nintendo, the newly-revealed HD versions of Pikmin 1 and Pikmin 2 for Switch will be receiving a physical release. Both will be available in one package on September 22, 2023.

Nintendo shared a whole bunch of news about the series today. Aside from announcing HD versions of the first two entries, Pikmin 4 was given a lengthy showcase. A demo for that game is also slated for June 28.

Pikmin 1 2 Switch

Just announced by Nintendo, Pikmin 1 and 2 coming to Switch today. Both will be sold digitally on the Switch eShop.

Additionally, a Pikmin 4 demo has been announced. This will be available on June 28, 2023.

As promised, Pikmin 4 was shown off during today’s Nintendo Direct with a new trailer. Various aspects are highlighted such as night expeditions, Glow Pikmin, and more.

Below is an overview of the game:

Nintendo and Niantic announced a new partnership earlier this year, with the two sides collaborating on a new Pikmin app for mobile. Details emerged a few days later following a beta held in Singapore. However, many have wondered what the app actually looks like.

Reddit user snas_undertoles quietly shared a few screenshots last month. These images supposedly come from Niantic directly.

Here’s the full set:

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