Maybe next year for Pikmin 3?

With all the excitement at E3 this year surrounding the new Super Mario games and Team Ninja’s take on Metroid it would be easy to forget about Shigsy’s plans for Pikmin 3. Could it be that the project has been forgotten about?

Thankfully the good fellows over at Kotaku were able to get a bit of one on one time with the famed producer yesterday at E3 to get the latest gossip. Here’s what he had to say:

I'm sorry, Unfortunately we haven't been able to expand the team size very much, because we've been working on so many different games that we've shown off at the show. So the team is working very hard, but it's a bit of a small team.

When asked if the team were working on a full new game Miyamoto-san said:

My basic idea is that the sense of the depth of the game and the simplicity of the control will all be there."

So there you have it folks, we might not see Pikmin 3 until E3 2010 but you can bet it will surely be worth the wait. Until then why not enjoy the New Play Control! releases of Pikmin and Pikmin 2? It’s the closest you’re going to get to all new Pikmin action for a while it seems.