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! --- MK7 name: Shane http://i.imgur.com/ayJYA.jpg
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! --- Pearl FC 3909 4588 9972 White FC 0905 6248 6243
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. --- http://myanimelist.net/animelist/kunino-sagiri
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. --- http://myanimelist.net/animelist/kunino-sagiri
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. --- "Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13"