Still alive

Nintendo's E3 showing was quite a success for fans, showcasing the new 3DS handheld and the return of beloved characters in the forms of Donkey Kong Country Returns, Kirby's Epic Yarn and Kid Icarus: Uprising. But despite the slew of new reveals, one question couldn't be shaken:

What's up with Pikmin 3?

An investor during a recent Q&A session asked Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto what he was up to lately with regards to new games. While busy with 3DS things, he acknowledged that he's also been working on a certain previously announced project.

Amongst the present promises, I have to finish Pikmin quickly, so production is progressing extremely well.

Development of Pikmin 3 was first revealed, somewhat reluctantly, during a journalist Q&A session at E3 2008 with nary a peep on it since.