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


For Wii U and 3DS
Nov 05
 
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...




Hey, you can play Pikmin 3 with a stylus now


Wii U players, rejoice (?)
May 29
 
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...




Second set of DLC is out today for Pikmin 3


Go get another free stage
Nov 06
 
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 ...




Pikmin 3 to receive DLC in the form of mission packs


The first batch arrives today
Oct 01
 
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....




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


Welcome to the WORLD OF TOMORROW!
Aug 19
 
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...




Those secret Pikmin 3 codes unlock ... videos?


Hmm
Aug 08
 
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 officia...




Very quick tips for Pikmin 3


Red, Blue, and Yellow synergy
Aug 04
 
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.




There's a code hidden in Pikmin 3, according to Miyamoto


Okay, fine, I'll go find all of those memos
Aug 01
 
Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto has taken to the Miiverse to tease a code in Pikmin 3 that can be found by collecting Secret Memos scattered throughout the game: "Did you know that once you've collected ten of these Secret...




Review: Pikmin 3


Not a minuscule pick
Jul 31
 
When Nintendo saw what "realistic polygon-powered graphics" were possible on the GameCube/Xbox/PS2, their first instinct wasn't to make a game about human beings doing crimes, saving the world, or even talking to each other. ...




Nintendo PR actively promoting playable female characters


Pikmin 3 hailed as the start of many
Jul 25
 
Nintendo is generally thought to exist in its own fancy little bubble, protected from the outside world and faintly out of touch with the rest of us. However, Nintendo of America's marketing department may be a bit more savvy...




Mario & Luigi: Dream Team debuts atop Japanese charts


Nintendo on top? In other news, grass is green and folks need oxygen to breathe
Jul 24
 
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team sold nearly 100,000 copies in its opening week, according to data obtained by market research firm Media Create. The Nintendo 3DS role-playing game topped Japanese software charts, dethroning las...




Nintendo Download Europe: Pikmin 3!


Also, Kirby's Dream Land 3
Jul 22
 
After years of waiting for a sequel, Pikmin 3 is almost here for you Europeans -- specifically, on July 26th in both physical and digital form. Remember, if you're buying it in the EU eShop you'll earn a 30% discount on the d...




Pikmin 3 and New Super Luigi U spur Wii U sales in Japan


Software selling hardware, imagine that
Jul 17
 
The sun came up this morning, birds chirped, the tides continued their eternal ebb and flow, and a Nintendo product topped Japanese software charts. Some things never change. Pikmin 3 launched last week in Japan, reigning sup...




Play Pikmin 3 at GameStop July 20-21, get it a day early


Reggie will be watching
Jul 12
 
How long has it been since the last time we've been able to control inch-high spacefarer Captain Olimar and his army of sentient plants? Almost ten years? It's almost surreal that the third game in the Pikmin series is final...




Pikmin 3 is so adorably gruesome


Killing innocent creatures has never been this cute
Jul 11
 
I don't know about you folks, but I don't think I could possibly be more excited for Pikmin 3 right now. Yesterday I had a chance to get a full hands-on with the game at the Nintendo of America offices for an hour-and-half pl...




Watch the entire Nintendo Direct Pikmin presentation here


20-minute Pikmin presentation shows off footage
Jun 26
 
This morning, Nintendo put on a special Japan-only Nintendo Direct specifically for Pikmin 3. It's basically a "Let's Play" for the game starring Miyamoto, as he leads someone through a demonstration of a typical level. For ...




Video: Check out Pikmin 3's bingo battle mode


Bro, do you even lift?
Jun 20
 
A Nintendo representative walks us through the two-player versus mode "Bingo Battle" in Pikmin 3, where you must command your troops to mine resources to match pieces on a bingo board. Resources are limited, so you can block...




Miyamoto explains Pikmin 3's Bingo Battle mode


His enthuiasm is infectious
Jun 14
 
After some confusion about whether or not Pikmin 3 was going to be a Wii U launch title, it feels like we've been waiting forever to play the game. But finally, we're down to the last few months, and Shigeru Miyamoto is here...




Miyamoto talks about attacking eyeballs in Pikmin 3


He speaks English and is adorable
Jun 12
 
Nintendo continues to show that they don't give a rat's ass about following trends, and I think it's fantastic. While Capcom is working to make the next Dead Rising appeal to the Call of Duty fanbase and Namco Bandai wants t...




Pikmin 3 is content complete


The long-awaited sequel is almost ready to ship
Jun 11
 
There is yet another E3 Nintendo event going behind closed doors as we speak, with more exclusive news that wasn't mentioned in Nintendo's all too brief E3 Direct. Straight from the twitter of our own Hamza Aziz comes the new...




Pikmin 3 to feature Alph, Brittany, and Captain Charlie


It'll also launch with lots of control options
May 17
 
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 ...




Rumor: Nintendo delaying Wii U titles due to summer patch


Wii U Mario will be released by October
May 03
 
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...




Nintendo Direct: Pikmin 3 set to release in August


Look! Up in the sky! It's a Winged Pikmin!
Apr 17
 
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...




Lookin' good there, Pikmin 3!


Screens taken with Pikmin 3's in-game camera
Jan 23
 
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...




Miyamoto going back to basics for Pikmin 3


Less Pikmin 2, more Pikmin 1
Jan 02
 
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 ...




Pikmin 3 is looking better than ever in this new footage


Q2 2013 can't come soon enough
Dec 05
 
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...




Nintendo: Pikmin 3 is scheduled for a spring 2013 release


That's not how you spell "launch day!"
Oct 17
 
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...




No online multiplayer in Pikmin 3


Jun 12
 
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 ...




E3: Hands-on with Pikmin 3


Jun 06
 
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...




E3: Time is the enemy in this two-part Pikmin 3 demo


Jun 06
 
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...




E3: Pikmin 3 trailer and screenshots are SO GOOD


Jun 05
 
That music. Those adorable sound effects. Motherf***ing Rock Pikmin! Oh my goodness, Pikmin 3 is a real thing and, one day, I'll get to play it. Many of you probably know Chad as our resident series fanboy, but I'm right the...




E3: PIKMIN 3 ANNOUNCED FOR WII U ARRRRRGH!


Jun 05
 
It happened, it finally happened. Nintendo opened its conference by announcing Pikmin 3 for Wii U.  The game looks damn good, and Nintendo is not shy about boasting how much detail, and how easy it is to follow the grass...




Miyamoto is heading up an 'undisclosed original title'


Jan 06
 
Nintendo EAD manager Shigeru Miyamoto has a few projects in the pipeline, one of which has yet to be revealed. In an interview with the Associated Press, the designer reiterates that Pikmin 3 and Luigi's Mansion 2 are still c...





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