RIP Captain Olimar.

#1PokeclipsePosted 6/5/2012 2:52:41 PM(edited)
From what I can see, all four captains are new characters (though if I'm not mistaken, Olimar's wife and son are two of them). I really hope they pull a Pikmin 2 on us and pull a character switcheroo later in the game. I want Olimar and Louie back!
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#2AdmiralQballPosted 6/5/2012 3:00:41 PM
I predict they have come to find a missing Olimar/save him. Hence why his family is involved. I'm hoping we find him and play as him at some point in a cave, with purple and white pikmiin!
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#3bond007106Posted 6/5/2012 3:06:59 PM
Pokeclipse posted...
From what I can see, all four captains are new characters (though if I'm not mistaken, Olimar's wife and son are two of them).


You are mistaken. Take a closer look. They look nothing like Olimar's wife and son.
Miyamoto implied that Olimar's absence is tied to the story, though.
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#4Beam_ClawsPosted 6/5/2012 3:07:48 PM
It'd be cool to have little challenge sequences with Olimar, trapped in a cave or something.

I wonder where Louie is too.
#5Pokeclipse(Topic Creator)Posted 6/5/2012 3:24:31 PM
bond007106 posted...
Miyamoto implied that Olimar's absence is tied to the story, though.


He did?! Awesome. That's all I needed to hear. I'll have to watch that part of the conference again.

As long as Olimar is part of the story and not shoved aside for some half-assed reason, I'm A-OK.
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#6DaisyfanboyPosted 6/5/2012 3:26:08 PM
Olimar's fascination of the Pikmin planet continued for years, and he went back annually for more research, using what Pikmin he could find, keeping a secret logbook.

He never came back after one trip.

His family have hired detectives to go to the planet and try to find him.

They collect pages from his logbooks documenting new findings like rock pikmin and stuff.

Boom.
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#7NyyarkPosted 6/5/2012 3:28:57 PM
This game will actually be about wandering around and answering multiple answer trivia about Hoctate factoids while putting the junk taken during Pikmin 2 back.

Olimar is Missing.
#8bond007106Posted 6/5/2012 3:37:06 PM
Pokeclipse posted...
bond007106 posted...
Miyamoto implied that Olimar's absence is tied to the story, though.


He did?! Awesome. That's all I needed to hear. I'll have to watch that part of the conference again.

As long as Olimar is part of the story and not shoved aside for some half-assed reason, I'm A-OK.


He says "You may notice Captain Olimar is not among them. The reason for that is a secret."
If that's not an admission that Olimar will appear in the game in some context (and presumably an important story-related context, otherwise why would it be a secret?) then I don't know what is.
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#9pikmintaroPosted 6/5/2012 4:27:49 PM
It's a secret because Louie ate him, and the President, then he took over the planet.

It's a secret to everybody.

I'm just kidding, but since they pointed out that he was missing, and that it was a secret why he was missing then it's obviously something important, and we will probably get to use him later in the game like Pikmin 2.
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#10Nate_DihldorffPosted 6/5/2012 4:45:50 PM
Daisyfanboy posted...
Olimar's fascination of the Pikmin planet continued for years, and he went back annually for more research, using what Pikmin he could find, keeping a secret logbook.

He never came back after one trip.

His family have hired detectives to go to the planet and try to find him.

They collect pages from his logbooks documenting new findings like rock pikmin and stuff.

Boom.


Soothsayer.
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