Pikmin Animated Shorts Are Coming

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Okay, how many of you were like, “DUDE! Animated shorts, huh? I can’t wait to wear those around and attract the opposite gender like white on rice!” because, admittedly, that’s the first thing that popped into my head. Sadly, though, “shorts” in this case refers to “animated series” which, in turn, might be a little hard to wear around your nether region. But in any case it looks like more Pikmin will be entering your life shortly, for Nintendo is partnering up with an external animated studio to bring us more Pikmin in the form of animated, erm, shorts.

Are you worried these shorts (PFFT I still can’t get the mental image of flamboyant Pikmin clothing out of my mind) will mass to nothing more than a failure and will ruin your favorite little pyntee-hatted alien looking creatures? Never fear, for Shigeru Miyamoto will be overseeing this lil’ project therefore it should turn out just fine. ..Right?

“We really just want to take advantage of the Pikmin characters,” said Miyamoto. “We have started selling Shaun the Sheep videos, so we’re continuing to look at ways to expand the eShop offerings. Nintendo 3DS is great for viewing 3D video content so we wanted to look at ways to expand that offering.”

“If they’re popular we could consider selling them.”

Look for these videos this year prior to Pikmin 3′s release. Oh, they’ll be viewable on the 3DS. So there’s that.

But seriously, couldn’t they just settle for YouTube?