Not long ago we shared the news that Shigeru Miyamoto was preparing to unveil three Pikmin short films at the Tokyo International Film Festival. That takes place in the coming week, and Miyamoto-san has begun to talk more about the project ahead of the short films having their world première.
These three short films — called The Night Juicer, Treasures In A Bottle and Occupational Hazards — were confirmed a good while ago, and began development at the same time as Wii U title Pikmin 3. They've taken longer than expected to arrive, though their début in Tokyo will hopefully lead the way to broader distribution. In the press interview below Miyamoto-san explains how the project came about, and how he feels animated film and game production are closer together than ever before.
It'll be interesting to see if Nintendo releases these animated short films alongside or shortly after the Tokyo showing, or whether there'll be a longer delay. We'd certainly expect them to be available on the eShop platforms, too, though whether they'd be free or come at a price is unknown.
Do you like the look of these animations from the brief clips above? Let us know.