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The long-awaited announcement: I shall remain in Pikmin 4!
So, in point of fact, you are! Actually, owing to the game’s new character creator, so is everyone else.
In a new clip released this afternoon, Pikmin 4 shows off its character creation options, which include hairstyles, skin tones, body types, and more in the vein of Nintendo’s Mii characters.
Some story details are revealed as well, with the disappearance of the series’ original protagonist, Captain Olimar, confirmed to be at the centre of Pikmin 4’s story once more.
You take on the role of a member of the Rescue Corps, and your mission is to save both Olimar and the original team that went in search of him.
The game’s main story seems to revolve around the player trying to track down the various employees and, eventually, Olimar himself; this is a formula that feels quite familiar.
Connecting the extra storyline in Pikmin 3 Deluxe, which (spoilers!) concludes with Olimar and his misfortunate companion Louie returning to the Pikmin world in a burst of flame.
On July 21st, Pikmin 4 will be released. In 2015, about 8 years before the release of Pikmin, developer Shigeru Miyamoto confirmed the game’s existence to Eurogamer.