Siliconera spotted an unidentified Japanese trademark application from Nintendo, registered in June. The trademark is for the title "Piktura." Of course, it could be absolutely anything
, from some kind of EyeToy-style webcam to a WiiWare
drawing app to some internal technology that consumers will never know about and which won't show up in Nintendo hardware for ten years.
But, as Siliconera pointed out, it starts with "Pik," and that makes it not
entirely impossible that this trademark is Pikmin-
related. Maybe it suggests generating Pikmin
environments out of photos! The possibility of a connection to the Pikmin
game that Miyamoto confirmed
more exciting than some random thing nobody knows about.
[Minor update: changed a weird joke to something less weird.]