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
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.
Enjoyed this article?
We hope you found it useful, or informative, or thought provoking, or maybe even a little entertaining. Perhaps it was a guide that helped you through a tight spot, or we even saved you some money? Lovely stuff! If you'd like to say "thanks" you could always buy the team a cup of coffee.
Recommended for you
Latest from Thumbsticks
Save up to 60% in the PlayStation Store Mid-Year sale
Outriders and Crash Bandicoot 4 are among the games on sale in the new PlayStation Store Mid-Year Deals promotion.
Investigate the new Great Ace Attorney Chronicles gameplay trailer
A new trailer from Capcom showcases some of the new gameplay mechanics featured in The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles.
Save up to 90% with these new Xbox digital game deals
This week's Xbox discounts include a Ubisoft publisher sale and a new crop of Deals with Gold.
The award for most tweeted about game at E3 2021 goes to…
The latest gaming insights update from Twitter reveals which game at E3 2021 generated the most conversation.
Star Wars: Vader Immortal physical edition is out now on PSVR with exclusive extras
The Vader Immortal special retail edition includes all three episodes and a bundle of exclusive extras.
Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania 20th Anniversary Edition detailed
Sega has confirmed details of the Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania 20th Anniversary Edition and Digital Deluxe Edition.
New Nintendo Switch releases (June 21-25, 2021)
Mario Golf: Super Rush and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2 top this week’s lineup of new Nintendo Switch eShop releases.
New Xbox Series X|S releases (June 21-25, 2021)
Bandai Namco’s Scarlet Nexus headlines next week's lineup of new Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S releases.