Pikmin is a real-time strategy video game series designed by Shigeru Miyamoto and developed by Nintendo. The games focus on directing a horde of plant-like creatures called Pikmin, which are used to collect items, destroy obstacles, and fight giant monsters. The series currently features two entries, Pikmin and Pikmin 2, both released for the Nintendo GameCube and later ported to the Wii as New Play Control! titles and Pikmin 2 as a 'Nintendo Selects' game. A third installment, Pikmin 3, is currently in development for Wii U. The Pikmin games all focus on exploring an unknown planet (stated in an interview with Miyamoto to be Earth after the extinction of the human race), controlling a crowd of Pikmin creatures.