Pikmin 4 announced for Nintendo Switch in 2023

Play from the perspective of the Pikmin starting next year.


Tuesday's Nintendo Direct kept right on going with the introduction of Shigeru Miyamoto. While some might have expected him to discuss the upcoming Super Mario Bros. movie, he took a moment to talk about the Pikmin franchise. After briefly showing off some Pikmin Bloom footage, Miyamoto unveiled the next entry in the series proper with a first tease of Pikmin 4.

There isn't a lot of information available in relation to Pikmin 4 just yet. However, the game's first teaser does raise some questions. The biggest question is: Where exactly are the Pikmin? While the previous three games have taken players to distant planets populated by the little helper creatures, this teaser seems to indicate a land noticeably closer to home. Wherever they are, danger will be around every corner, including some familiar-looking threats, like the Pikmin-munching Bulborb.

An outdoor location in Pikmin 4
What world are the Pikmin in this time?
Source: Nintendo

Pikmin 4 will be the franchise's first numbered entry in nearly a decade. Pikmin 3 first release on the Wii U back in July 2013 and proved to be a wonderful experience. A deluxe edition released on the Nintendo Switch back in 2020. It was also very good. A side-scrolling spin-off called Hey! Pikmin release on Nintendo 3DS back in 2017. It was not quite as good.

Pikmin 4 will come exclusively to Nintendo Switch in 2023. Look for more information on the game in the months ahead. We'll watch out for anything further here at Shacknews.

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