With Pikmin 4 releasing nearer to the end of this week, Nintendo has seen to it to make sure Pikmin 4 was the latest game to get the “Ask the Developer” interview treatment. Across the interview’s multiple instalments, we got to hear from the likes of Shigeru Miyamoto, Yuji Kando and more.

During the interview, Shigefumi Hino, Junji Morii, and Shigeru Miyamoto, weighed in on revealing the first Pikmin game at E3:

Pikmin Devs on Revealing an Unfinished Pikmin at E3:

Shigefumi Hino: About two months after that, we announced it at E3. But we were actually making edits to the announcement trailer at the eleventh hour. Miyamoto-san would ask us to revise the game footage saying, “I want to fix this part of the script”, and we’d quickly make the adjustments. And so it went, on and on. (Laughs) Miyamoto-san then took what we’d completed at the last minute and hand-carried it on the plane to L.A.

Shigeru Miyamoto: At E3, I spoke as if the game was finished. (Laughs)

Junji Morii: But at that point, there was just one stage, as I recall. Plus, it was a layout made exclusively for that show. (Laughs)

Shigeru Miyamoto: In my defence, I made the announcement because I believed we could pull it off. (Laughs) I was confident that we’d finish the game.


For the full interview, why not click here to check out Ask the Developer Vol. 10, Pikmin 4 – Chapter 1Ask the Developer Vol. 10, Pikmin 4 – Chapter 1.

Ask the Developer | Pikmin 4 (Participating Developers)

  • Shigeru Miyamoto | Representative Director Fellow
  • Yuji Kando | Entertainment Planning & Development Department, Production Group No.10
  • Shigefumi Hino | Entertainment Planning & Development Department, Production Group No.10
  • Masamichi Abe | Entertainment Planning & Development Department, Co-Production Group
  • Junji Morii | Entertainment Planning & Development Department, Production Group No.4

By Jack Longman

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