This morning, long before any of us were supposed to be awake, Nintendo released a special Japan-only Nintendo Direct focusing entirely on their latest in-house game, Pikmin 3. The video centers around the game’s designer and father of my childhood, Shigeru Miyamoto, as he plays a solid 20 minutes of the game. Much Japanese-speaking occurs.
So not only is Pikmin 3 one of the most adorable games ever, but Mr. Miyamoto may be one of the most adorable human beings ever. When plushy, talking Miyamoto dolls eventually go on sale beside the Pikmin ones (at some point in the distant future, when we erect stone statues of Mr. Miyamoto on street corners), I’ll be first in line for seven of them. One for me, and one for each of my potential six kids I might have down the line — kids that will subsist on a daily diet of protein bars, soy milk, and six hours of pure, distilled Super Mario World.
Also, Pikmin 3 is out August 4, 2013 in North America for Nintendo’s home console, the Wii U.