“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.