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access_time June 25, 2013 at 7:30 PM in News by Peter Whitehead

Next Nintendo Direct to feature Miyamoto playing Pikmin


Nintendo will be hosting a Pikmin 3 themed Nintendo direct on June 26th at 20:00 Japenese time.

Both Shigeru Miyamoto, the legendary Nintendo developer, and Hitoshi Matsumoto, the Japenese comedian, will be discussing the Pikmin series whilst playing Pikmin 3.

The original Pikmin was released in 2002 for the Gamecube and has gone on to spawn numerous sequels. The simple gameplay, in which you guide a number of Pikmin around a level, as well as it’s unique art style have developed a loyal fanbase. The Nintendo Direct series has also been a success with many of Nintendo’s big releases each getting their own showing, with Animal Crossing, Pokemon, and Luigi each getting their own showcase this year.

With Wii U sales struggling globally, Nintendo will have to hope that this level of interaction with fans will earn them some loyalty – at least until the Wii U is fully supported by software.

You will be able to watch the direct live here.

Thanks Gematsu


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