By Kyle Emch / April 9th, 2013
Shigeru Miyamoto was recently interviewed by Rolling Stone about various Nintendo-related developments and secrets. One of the things he talked about was the upcoming Pikmin 3. Specifically, how the game is deeper than previous Pikmin games thanks to additional captains.
“With Pikmin 3, you’ll have the ability to have three different captains or leaders of Pikmin groups and you can switch between them,” he explains to Rolling Stone. “So it sort of allows you to approach the game from a much more strategic position. The volume of work that you can get done within the timeframe has increased dramatically. And so that in and of itself really enhances the depth of strategy that’s available to you in that game.”
It’s worth pointing out that previous builds of Pikmin 3 showed the player being able to control four captains, not three. Either Miyamoto may have simply been mistaken, or Nintendo ended up reducing the amount of playable captains in the game. We’ll see how it all plays out once Pikmin 3 launches in the coming months.
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