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1:30 PM on 11.06.2014

Nintendo is laying the groundwork for the next Pikmin, says Miyamoto

Tucked away in Nintendo's recent investor Q&A, senior managing director Shigeru Miyamoto commented on what's ahead for the "unique joy" that is the Pikmin series. This week, the company released three animated short films...

Jordan Devore


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4:33 PM on 11.05.2014

Miyamoto's animated Pikmin shorts on sale, Pikmin 3 gets demo

Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto has been working on little, animated Pikmin shorts instead of making games. Good for him. I want him to make wine next. Coppola did it.  Pikmin Short Movies goes on sale after this Ninte...

Steven Hansen

3:00 PM on 10.25.2014

Pikmin short films look amazing, coming soon to 3DS

When Nintendo first announced they were working on 3 short films about Pikmin, many feared they'd go the route of those Wind Waker from a while back. They weren't exactly bad, but they didn't use original art asset...

Jonathan Holmes

3:00 PM on 09.11.2014

Shigeru Miyamoto made an animated Pikmin short film

Famed Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto has produced an animated short based on the Pikmin series that will debut at the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival next month. The film, Pikmin Short Movies, is made up of three e...

Jordan Devore

10:30 PM on 05.29.2014

Hey, you can play Pikmin 3 with a stylus now

Avid Pikmin 3 players may have noticed a new control option with its latest update: the GamePad control style can now be set to Stylus. You can use the touch screen to throw your unsuspecting Pikmin now, just like Nintendo La...

Brittany Vincent

2:00 AM on 05.13.2014

Club Nintendo physical rewards return with sweet Mario and Luigi pouches

If you've been saving up your precious coins at Club Nintendo for some sweet physical rewards since the reward redemption area on the official Club Nintendo page was undergoing renovations, you're in luck. The physical goodie...

Brittany Vincent



Buy Mario Kart 8, get one of four games for free photo
Buy Mario Kart 8, get one of four games for free
by Steven Hansen

Nintendo would like you to buy Mario Kart 8. Maybe even its Wii U bundle. And for doing so, you shall be rewarded handsomely. Those who register their Mario Kart 8 on Club Nintendo before July 31 will get a copy of Wind Waker HD for free.

If you already own Wind Waker HD because you are talented and beautiful and well-liked, I suppose you could choose between one of the other three free options: Pikmin 3 (more like Pikmin Free!!!), Wii Party U, and New Super Mario Bros U.

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9:00 AM on 11.26.2013

Pikmin director developing new IP for Nintendo

Masamichi Abe, the director on Pikmin and Pikmin 2, is developing a new intellectual property for Nintendo, according to Namco Bandai's Katsuhiro Harada. Abe is presently working at the company's headquarters in Kyoto, Harada...

Kyle MacGregor

7:15 PM on 11.13.2013

Pikmin 3 gets Olimar, Louie and Christmas Tree DLC

Pikmin 3 might not have done much for Wii U sales, but Nintendo doesn't seem to care. They love Pikmin, even if you don't. That's why they keep rolling out the Pikmin 3 content. This morning during their 3DS-focused Nin...

Jonathan Holmes

4:45 PM on 11.06.2013

Second set of DLC is out today for Pikmin 3

It's not the Olimar-centric story missions of my dreams, but Nintendo putting out downloadable content for Pikmin 3 is still something I can support. The game's latest DLC pack -- more "Battle Enemies!" missions -- is out as ...

Jordan Devore

4:30 PM on 11.01.2013

Zelda, Pikmin, and Frederator cartoons coming to 3DS

Nintendo's dabbled in 3DS-exclusive animation before with the short-run Kid Icarus: Uprising series, and it looks like that dabbling is about to reach new heights. They're rolling out five new Nintendo Video series, starting ...

Jonathan Holmes





9:20 AM on 10.01.2013

Pikmin 3 to receive DLC in the form of mission packs

During today's Nintendo Direct, Satoru Iwata announced that DLC is coming to Pikmin 3 in the form of mission packs. Starting today, you can download the first pack (Collect Treasure), which comes with four missions for $1.99....

Chris Carter

7:00 PM on 09.04.2013

PAX highlight: Olimeat and Porkmin

I'm slowly recovering from a wild and crazy PAX weekend. I've been to PAX East twice in the past, but this was my first time attending Prime. It was beyond a doubt the most emotionally polarizing con I have ever attended, fil...

Tony Ponce

1:30 PM on 08.19.2013

Pikmin 3 takes place 250 million years in Earth's future

Fun trivia for the day! There are plenty of clues in the Pikmin series to suggest that the Pikmin's planet is in fact Earth at a point when humans are no longer around. The most clear-cut evidence to support this theory is du...

Tony Ponce



Those secret Pikmin 3 codes unlock ... videos? photo
Those secret Pikmin 3 codes unlock ... videos?
by Jordan Devore

When we reported on Pikmin 3's mysterious code, earned by collecting all ten of the Secret Memos hidden throughout the world, commenter NovaKnight21 made a prediction: "It's a series of numbers that, once you buy the official Nintendo decoder ring, tells you to 'Drink More Ovaltine.'" Funny enough, that's not too far off.

Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto shared a link to a site that allows you to enter the code you got for a special video -- there are a handful of different ones -- but it's only viewable using the Wii U's Internet browser. GameXplain has compiled (all?) five of the videos, which explain what went on with Captain Olimar and Louie before you crash landed.

It's not terribly exciting stuff, but, there's speculation that this might lead up to prequel DLC featuring our two favorite treasure hunters and possibly remixed levels of the core game. That's almost certainly wishful thinking, even if there are some questions left unanswered at the end of Pikmin 3 that could tie in nicely. How freakin' great would that be, though?

Pikmin 3 Secret Code Revealed [NeoGAF]

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Very quick tips for Pikmin 3 photo
Very quick tips for Pikmin 3
by Chris Carter

Miyamoto may have created Pikmin to be a "carefree experience," but that doesn't mean it lacks depth. With the addition of a particularly creative set of local multiplayer modes, Pikmin 3 has a ton of gameplay related nuances that may be lost to the void if you aren't careful.

Here are some tips to help you acclimate yourself to the wonderful, cute world of Pikmin.

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