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Miyamoto confirms new Pikmin title in development

An announcement that would have made a lot of people feel better about Nintendo’s press conference was revealed yesterday evening during Nintendo’s Developer Roundtable event. Nintendo mastermind Shigeru Miyamoto confirmed that a new Pikmin title is on its way during a Q&A session at the end of the roundtable event.

Pikmin aside, the event mostly talked about the “big” three titles revealed during Nintendo’s press conference: Animal Crossing: City Folk, Wii Sport Resort, and Wii Music. The ability to transfer your character from Animal Crossing: Wild Word to City Folk was confirmed by AC producer Katsuya Eguchi.

During the Wii Sports Resort Q&A Nintendo’s brass artfully dogged some questions concerning the Wii MotionPlus and whether it was an admission by Nintendo that the original Wii-mote’s sensitivity was sub-par. Finally, while talking about Wii Music, Miyamoto mentioned that, of the 50 songs available in the game, most of them will be public-domain tracks but some will be “popular” licensed music. Hopefully that means we’ll get something a little catchier than “Yankee Doodle Dandy.”

[via 1UP]
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