Despite being a sometimes unreasonably passionate supporter of the Pikmin series, Pikmin 3 hasn't really wowed me just yet. Perhaps that's because my expectations are so high -- I'm looking for something larger in scope here, not simply more of the last installment presented with superior visuals. Everything shown so far has been nice, but again, I haven't been amazed.
This trailer from Nintendo Direct, however, is a huge step in the right direction. Between the awesome new enemy designs, the fancy lighting and depth-of-field tricks, and those lily pads, I'm in love all over again. Best of all, in my opinion, are the landscapes shown -- which expand on the notion that our protagonists are miniscule -- and feel much more alive.
Fair warning: there's Pikmin death in this video. If their haunting cries bother you, consider watching with the sound turned off. This is finally starting to look like a fully realized game. Remain patient, Wii U owners.
|9:46 AM on 05.17.2013|
Pikmin 3 to feature Alph, Brittany, and Captain Charlie
Nintendo let loose a ton of new info on Pikmin 3 today, like the fact that the new cast consists of characters named Alph, Brittany, and Captain Charlie. These adorable creatures have crash landed on a planet while in search ...more
|12:30 PM on 05.03.2013|
Rumor: Nintendo delaying Wii U titles due to summer patch
A source told CVG that Wii U releases are slim this spring due to an initiative at Nintendo to stop most first-party releases until the summer patch is out, which will further improve the system. This follows April's patch wh...more
|10:22 AM on 04.17.2013|
Nintendo Direct: Pikmin 3 set to release in August
Pikmin 3. August 4. Wii U, both retail and eShop. Seems like so far away, right? Wasn't it pretty much finished? Wasn't it close to being a launch window title? Why push it back so far? Makes me worry about other games in a s...more
|8:00 PM on 01.23.2013|
Lookin' good there, Pikmin 3!
During this morning's Nintendo Direct, Iwata explained how Pikmin 3 would feature an in-game camera that allowed you to take photos from the Pikmins' point of view and share them on Miiverse. Meanwhile, some sample photos wer...more
|8:00 AM on 01.02.2013|
Miyamoto going back to basics for Pikmin 3
In a rather interesting interview, legendary game producer Shigeru Miyamoto has stated that Pikmin 3 will be more in-line with the "stressful" nature of the first game than the relaxing second. Miyamoto states that he didn't ...more
|3:45 PM on 10.17.2012|
Nintendo: Pikmin 3 is scheduled for a spring 2013 release
The new Iwata Asks column covers the Wii U GamePad in great detail from the perspective of the people who worked on it, but that isn't all that's mentioned. Showing that we ought to read all of those notes, one of them (via N...more
|10:15 AM on 06.12.2012|
No online multiplayer in Pikmin 3
Those looking forward to herding dead-eyed plant monsters with friends around the world are in for a disappointment. Nintendo has no intention of exploiting the Wii U's increased online focus with Pikmin 3, as the game shall ...more
|5:20 PM on 06.06.2012|
E3: Hands-on with Pikmin 3
This is it. The moment I have been anticipating for years. I am a giant fan of the Pikmin series. GIANT! And every year for the last few years, I have hoped and prayed Pikmin 3 would be official and announced at that year's E...more
|12:00 PM on 06.06.2012|
E3: Time is the enemy in this two-part Pikmin 3 demo
If you weren't already aware of Holmes' unbridled love for Pikmin, you're in for a wake-up call as he gets his hands on Pikmin 3 for Wii U. He simply can't contain his joy, and I don't blame him -- this game looks absolutely...more
|6:30 PM on 05.17.2013|
EA Sports dev says 'The Wii U is crap'
We already knew that EA wasn't working on any Wii U games, but we weren't made privy to the exact reasons for that decision. Other than the puzzling report that EA's Frostbite 2 doesn't test well on the console (despite the f...more
|11:30 AM on 05.17.2013|
New Game & Wario games demonstrated
Today's Nintendo Direct showed off some new games from one of my most anticipated titles of the year: Game and Wario. One such game, titled Island, has players launching "Fronks" onto a spinning target in order to get as man...more
|11:00 AM on 05.17.2013|
Review: Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D
I remember where I was when Donkey Kong Country Returns was announced for the Wii. I was in the E3 press room during the Nintendo conference, and I shouted a few obscenities at the screen after the surprise trailer, garnering...more