Miyamoto Wanted Fans to Feel Like Pikmin Exist in Our World

The third and final interview with the Pikmin 4 team discussed how players could explore the world around them more while understanding how tiny the Pikmin are. This was a challenge because the team wanted to convey how small the Pikmin were without sharing their size.

This was because the team wanted fans to believe that Pikmin could be living in our world all around us without us knowing. The idea came from the idea that while we know the origins of characters such as Mario, most would not believe we could run into Mario on the street because he is fictional.

Pikmin, however, are small enough, and having objects from our past in the series gives a sense that we coexist with Pikmin and the creatures that like to snack on them. An idea that is sure to stoke the imagination of any fan.

In Pikmin 4, you customize your explorer and lead the charge daily to find your crew and fix the Rescue Corps ship, the S.S. Shepherd. Lead your squad through vast explorable areas to find treasures, discover new paths, and battle enemies of all sizes.

You can also direct the Pikmin to collect and carry helpful resources for your mission. Furthermore, you can also get help from a second player in the Story mode. Using an on-screen pointer, your co-op buddy can throw pebbles at enemies to stun them and unleash valuable items in your inventory.

Pikmin 4 releases on July 21 for Nintendo Switch.

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