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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 Land's Pikmin Adv...

 
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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 of today, and t...

 
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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. If you downloa...

 
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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 during the ending...

 
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Those secret Pikmin 3 codes unlock ... videos?

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 deco...

 
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Very quick tips for Pikmin 3

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 lo...

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

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 Memos, the nu...

 
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Review: Pikmin 3

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. It does not see...

 
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Nintendo PR actively promoting playable female characters

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 than we though...

 
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Mario & Luigi: Dream Team debuts atop Japanese charts

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 last week's best-s...

 
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Nintendo Download Europe: Pikmin 3!

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 digital version ...

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

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 supreme with more ...

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

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 finally almost upon ...

 
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Pikmin 3 is so adorably gruesome

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 playthrough of th...

 
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Watch the entire Nintendo Direct Pikmin presentation here

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 those of you wh...

 
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Video: Check out Pikmin 3's bingo battle mode

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 your opponent ...

 
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Miyamoto explains Pikmin 3's Bingo Battle mode

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 to make the wa...

 
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Miyamoto talks about attacking eyeballs in Pikmin 3

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 to make the next...

 
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Pikmin 3 is content complete

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 news that developm...

 
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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 of new food sou...

 
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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 which sped up loa...

 
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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 similar sitch, n...

 
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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 were shared, looki...

 
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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 agree with the ...

 
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Pikmin 3 is looking better than ever in this new footage

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 mo...

 
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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 NeoGAF) mentions...

 
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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 only feature lo...

 
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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 E3. At first I t...

 
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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 wonderful, and...

 
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E3: Pikmin 3 trailer and screenshots are SO GOOD

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 there with him. Th...

 
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E3: PIKMIN 3 ANNOUNCED FOR WII U ARRRRRGH!

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 grassy creatures in ...

 
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Miyamoto is heading up an 'undisclosed original title'

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 coming along, an...

 

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