Pikmin Sequel Still Planned, Says Nintendo

Nintendo today confirmed that a Pikmin sequel is still on the way after the announcement of a Pikmin re-release had some questioning an earlier statement by creator Shigeru Miyamoto.

"It's not the Pikmin that Mr. Miyamoto referred to, no," said Nintendo of America sales VP Cammie Dunaway in an interview with IGN.

When asked about the future of the Pikmin franchise during this year's E3 conference, Miyamoto simply stated, "We're making Pikmin." While it was generally assumed Miyamoto was confirming a full Pikmin sequel, the vagueness of the phrase lead to some confusion after yesterday's announcement of a Pikmin re-release on the Wii.

Clarified Dunaway: "Mr. Miyamoto referred to a new Pikmin, as opposed to the classics that are being rereleased on Wii."