Nintendo designer and producer Shigeru Miyamoto confirmed to Rolling Stone that Pikmin 3 players will have the ability to control three different captains, each of which leads a group of Pikmin. During gameplay, players can switch between captains, which allows for a more strategic approach, according to Miyamoto. Pikmin 3 is scheduled to release this spring, exclusively for Wii U.
“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.”