“With Pikmin 3, you’ll have the ability to have three different captains or leaders of Pikmin groups and you can switch between them. So it sort of allows you to approach the game from a much more strategic position. The volume of work that you can get done within the timeframe has increased dramatically. And so that in and of itself really enhances the depth of strategy that’s available to you in that game.”
--- "The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction has to make sense." -Tom Clancy
Maybe there will be 4 captains for multiplayer? I don't know. Anyway, I wonder what he meant by "time frame." game time limit like Pikmin 1 or just the individual day clock? I'm sure he's referencing the latter but it could be both. --- It's-a me!
Were the four captains in concept art ever shown all together in gameplay? Because if all we had were those drawings, then it's not surprising one got cut. --- Had a Street Fighter signature for four years, but Crapcom doesn't deserve such recognition anymore.
Maybe the game will still offer four-player multiplayer, however only have three-player campaign co-op. The fourth player would be Luigi's light blue color scheme from Super Smash Bros Brawl. --- Where'd you learn to cook, truck driving school?! - Gourmet Guy
Why would they drop the fourth guy though? This isn't Rampage.
But if it really is three men, then brilliant, I see what they did there. And they look fine anyway.
Maybe later in the story, some characters will get swapped out for others, like the President replaced Louie in the second half of Pikmin 2.
What if one of them were only half a man? (Insert obvious reference here) --- Chuck Finley is Forever! People that agree: 5. I believe in Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior and am 100% proud of it. Yeah, it's hot, but it's a dry heat.