Pikmin confirmed for Wii U

Nintendo fans were disappointed to see a lack of first-party Nintendo games to support the Wii U announcement, but legendary game designer Shigeru Miyamoto has thrown a bone their way.

The Mario mastermind confirmed at a roundtable press event that he was working on a new Pikmin game for the console, one that was originally planned for the Wii. He said: “There are two sides to me today, the corporate side that wants to follow the precedent we set for E3 of not announcing any titles, and the creative side of me that wants to tell you we’re working on Pikmin.”

There was nothing to show on the game, but it sounds like the project is well into development. Miyamoto concluded: “As we’ve been working on the Wii U I’ve gotten a look at the fancy new graphics and the new controller. I got the feeling it’s the perfect game for that system, so we’re going to make it on that.

“Maybe it won’t be too long before it’s ready for Wii U.”

Perhaps we’ll see more at one of the other big events left for the year.