Nintendo Dabbled with Portable Pikmin on 3DS, DS

By Jorge Ba-oh 29.07.2013

Nintendo Dabbled with Portable Pikmin on 3DS, DS on Nintendo gaming news, videos and discussion

Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto confirmed that the team at Nintendo previously experimented with Pikmin on the Nintendo 3DS and DS.

In an interview with Japanese website 4Gamer, Miyamoto highlighted how the company performed prototype tests on the portable hardware, "but it turned into unit management with only the touch pen and no matter what it just didn't seem like Pikmin".

The designer highlighted how the series is one that "revolves around action based on its controls and the strategy sits on top that" and that "this complete experience is an important elements of Pikmin."

Miyamoto concluded that he felt Pikmin 3 brought the best of both Wii and traditional control schemes for players and "to that end, we hope people are able to look at this as a carefree, easy action game."

Would a portable Pikmin have worked - what are your thoughts on the controls in Pikmin 3?

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