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Pikmin 3 won’t have online multiplayer/co-op

Pikmin 3 one of the launch titles for the Wii-U the successor to the Nintendo Wii will not have online multiplayer/co-op it has been reported.

In an interview with Shigeru Miyamoto (the creator of many classic Nintendo characters such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Link and Pikmin) IGN, discussed the potential ability to play online with Pikmin 3, however it seems that this won’t be possible.

When IGN asked Miyamoto if Nintendo plan to improve upon the cooperative and multiplayer elements of Pikmin in this latest title, Miyamoto replied with a rather unexpected answer.

“Everyone asks that question! [laughter].

“In the case of Mario Kart, we did have online multiplayer, and that’s something that… You have to be very careful that you don’t drop frames as you’re trying to sync up with other players over what could be a very great physical distance, over the internet. But in the situation of Pikmin, for example, since you would have lots of individual, small creatures, the Pikmin, whose every movement and location is going to be really important in the game, it would be very difficult to sync up over an internet connection.

“So I think what we’ve decided to do is focus on the single-player and local multiplayer aspects, which are really fun. But unfortunately, no online multiplayer for Pikmin 3. But the co-op local multiplayer is really fun ”

So there you have it, No online for Pikmin 3 only co-op local multiplayer.

What do you think? Is this a good move for Nintendo or do you think that Nintendo should add in Multiplayer/co-op for Pikmin 3?

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Edited On 12 Jun, 2012

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