Pikmin 4 will include a character creator

by Danny Craig  · 
Pikmin 4 will include a character creator

Nintendo has revealed that in the latest Pikmin game, players will be able to design their own captain as they search for Captain Olimar.

The details:

  • Pikmin 4 will feature a character creator for the first time in the series, allowing players to choose from a variety of hairstyles, body types, faces, skin tones, and more, according to a new trailer. It doesn't appear to be too in-depth, as it's more akin to a primitive Mii creator, but it will undoubtedly make the game's new protagonist feel more "you.”
  • The trailer also confirms that the game's plot revolves around the search for Captain Olimar, the main character from the original trilogy, as you play a member of the Rescue Corps. It appears that you will meet several characters who were part of the original Rescue Corps team sent to find Olimar before you find (or don't find) the Captain. It will follow the events of Pikmin 3 Deluxe, which led to Olimar being in this situation in the first place.
  • Pikmin 4 was confirmed in a 2015 interview with Eurogamer when Shigeru Miyamoto stated that the game was "very close to completion." Since then, fans have had to wait nearly eight years for the game to be released after it was stated that development was a "lower priority," before it was formally announced in September 2022. The game will be released on the Nintendo Switch on July 21, 2023.

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