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Miyamoto’s adorable Pikmin movies are now on YouTube

Three wonderful Pikmin shorts made in collaboration with Shigeru Miyamoto are now available to watch on YouTube.

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Three wonderful Pikmin films made in collaboration with Shigeru Miyamoto are now available to watch on YouTube.

Yesterday Nintendo revealed more footage from the upcoming deluxe edition of Pikmin 3. An already beautiful game looks just as impressive seven years on, and the Switch rerelease gives players a chance to play another overlooked gem from the Wii U library.

You get the feeling that the Pikmin series has been Shigeru Miyamoto’s favourite for some time. He took a decidedly hands-on role with Pikmin 3 and following its Wii U debut he played a creative role in the production of three short movies.

Speaking to 4Gamer at in 2104, Miyamoto said “I am currently working on putting all the elements that can’t be conveyed only by a game together in one package and am experimenting with making a Pikmin anime. The truth is for the past two years, I’ve been spending more time on the Pikmin anime than the game. We’d like people to develop a more fond connection with the Pikmin themselves.”

The shorts debuted at Tokyo International Film Festival before finding their way onto the Nintendo 3DS and Wii U eShops as paid downloads. Nintendo has now published the films for free on YouTube.

Each delightful adventure stars Captain Olimar and a cast of onion friends in various scrapes and adventures. Grab a coffee and enjoy thirty minutes of small scale hijinks.

The Night Juicer

Treasure in a Bottle

Occupational Hazards

You can embark on your own adventures when Pikmin 3 is released for the Nintendo Switch on October 30, 2020. A free demo is available to download now from the Nintendo eShop.


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