It was way back at E3 2008 that Shigeru Miyamoto confirmed that he was hard at work on a further instalment within the adored Pikmin series. Yet, nearly three years later, it would appear that whilst such a project was believed to be in the works for the Wii, it may in fact being heading to the Nintendo 3DS instead.
UK retailer Zavvi has listed a Nintendo 3DS software product known only by the name of ‘Pikmin,’ although additional information that is included perhaps proves that it should only be taken with a pinch of salt – even if we did wish it were true!
There is no packshot to confirm its existence, and the release date states March 18th – now known to be a full week ahead of the European launch of the Nintendo 3DS. With the company having made no mention of the title at either of today’s Nintendo 3DS Press Conferences in both Europe and North America, it seems unlikely that the game will be a surprise entry amidst the launch line-up. Still, maybe they’re saving the surprise for E3…