Pikmin 3, one of the Wii U's flagship titles, will not feature online multiplayer according to Shigeru Miyamoto.
In an interview with IGN, Miyamoto claimed the game would be too difficult to adapt to an online environment due to the game's complexity.
Referencing the difficulties Nintendo had perfecting Mario Kart's online multiplayer, Miyamoto said that due to the comparatively unpredictable nature of Pikmin 3 this aspect was difficult to achieve.
"Since [Pikmin 3] has lots of individual, small creatures, the Pikmin, whose every movement and location is going to be really important in the game, it would be very difficult to sync up over an internet connection." He said.
"So I think what we've decided to do is focus on the single-player and local multiplayer aspects, which are really fun."