Last year, Shigeru Miyamoto let slip that Nintendo was making a new Pikmin game. Today, he told me and Brian Crecente that the project is moving ahead, but not at the pace some fans may have hoped.
"I'm sorry," Miaymoto said when we asked him why the new Pikmin wasn't at this E3. "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."
I asked, laughing, if there were more than two people on the team.
"Of course," he said, chuckling. "The basic work that they've been doing quite nicely." I tried to confirm whether the team was working on a full new game. He thought for a bit and said: "Yeah, and my basic idea is that the sense of the depth of the game and the simplicity of the control will all be there."