Playing Pikmin 3 Will Make You Hungry

You’ll be using the Wii U gamepad in a different way to control to the three new characters in the third instalment of Nintendo's too-cute strategy series.

Alph, Brittany and Charlie are all astronauts trying to save their home planet by bringing food back. Pikmin 3 looks like one of the prettiest Wii U games so far, with amazing water effects and bright inviting colour scheme. And the Wii U Gamepad will let you scroll through the map and manage the trio of explorers from an overhead view. Check out all the details in the video above.


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    Hungry.... for more games, because playing Pikmin 3 is ALL you will be doing this year... Wii U is a dead platform.

    Last edited 18/05/13 11:25 am

      Didn't people say the same thing for the PS3?

      Just remember the 3DS launch, biig dry period until we saw some decent games then.
      no doubt around christmas will nintendo start dishing out a [email protected]#$ load of games and our next problem will be trying to buy them all.
      I usually find that during a consoles early years that games can be limited in terms of quantity and quality so let developers flock to it and in no time at all will we be seeing the likes of a HD plaformer mario and so-on and so forth.
      Also, still going through the wave of wii games that came out not long ago so no rush on my end!

        The 3DS didn't have massive competition, the Wii U does from the PS3 and 360, with new consoles 6 months away. The Wii got the love because it was selling like hot cakes, the Wii U.... not so much. Hence the EA decision.

        Last edited 18/05/13 2:27 pm

          The Wii U is not in competition with the PS3 or 360 and won't be in competition with the PS4 or Nextbox, Nintendo for a long time have gone there own way and done there own thing, i am pretty sure if they tried to compete with Sony or Microsoft they would not survive and they know this, why do you think the Wii was so different to the PS3 and 360 because Nintendo know that if they made a console similar to the PS3 or 360 they would get crushed.

          Now at the end of the PS3 and 360's life cycle they have decided to move forward, but not so much as to catch up to Sony or Microsoft as they would not survive this next gen.

          Nintendo has partnered with best by in America so they can have there console there and people can learn about it and demo games.

          The best thing Nintendo can do now is clear the confusion about the console and let people make there own decisions.

          They should see a boost is sales from that and EA will be back porting games because the love there money.

          Last edited 18/05/13 3:58 pm

            Keep telling yourself that. But the vast majority of people will either buy a Wii U, PS4 or Xbox 3... that means they are in competition.

            They had success with the Wii in hardware and even sold lots of Wii Fit, Wii sports and a few other games. When you scratch away the veneer of success you notice it was build on highly fickle casual gamers and old people... they are not buying a Wii U, as we can see by the dismal sales numbers.

            PS4 and Xbox 3 will decimate the Wii U. It will go from a leader and two equals to 2 leaders and a very distant third. Which will be bad for games that are not published by Nintendo, how long before other medium and large publishers start reducing or cutting support? The fact is the Wii U is sold in the same department as the PS4 and Xbox 3, and people will see amazing shit happening on those platforms, then they will see what on the Wii U this holiday, Sonic....?

            The best thing Nintendo can do now is clear the confusion about the console and let people make there own decisions.
            They should see a boost is sales from that and EA will be back porting games because the love there money.

            That's wishful thinking, at the end of the day it's all about what they do, and right now Nintendo isn't doing squat.

            Last edited 19/05/13 12:01 pm

              "Keep telling yourself that. But the vast majority of people will either buy a Wii U, PS4 or Xbox 3... that means they are in competition."

              They are not in competition, by your logic the Ouya would be in competition with all three consoles as well, so why would the people who made Ouya even bother when they can see how much better the WiiU, PS4 and Xbox 3 are.

              "They had success with the Wii in hardware and even sold lots of Wii Fit, Wii sports and a few other games. When you scratch away the veneer of success you notice it was build on highly fickle casual gamers and old people... they are not buying a Wii U, as we can see by the dismal sales numbers."

              People are not buy the WiiU at the moment because it lacks software and has had poor advertising, that will change before the end of this year.

              "That's wishful thinking, at the end of the day it's all about what they do, and right now Nintendo isn't doing squat."

              Of course they aren't and the PS4 and Xbox 3 will launch with 100's of exclusive games for each console which will be delivered with in the first 2 months of the consoles life and as an added bonus the PS4 and Xbox 3 will rub your balls while you play and randomly shoot out rainbows.

              (See i can make shit up too)

              Last edited 20/05/13 1:36 am

      Trolololol.

      Resident Evil: Revelations
      Game and Wario
      Pikmin 3
      New super Luigi U
      Splinter Cell Blacklist
      Wonderful 101
      Batman Arkham Origins
      Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag
      Watch Dogs
      Project: Cars
      Rayman Legends
      Deus Ex: Human Revolution
      Oliver and Spike
      Lego Marvel Super Heroes
      Sacrilegium
      Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2
      Angry Birds Trilogy
      Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem
      Yarn Yoshi
      Wind Waker HD
      Bayonetta 2

      Geez i guess out of ALL THOSE GAMES the only one i'll be playing is Pikmin 3 right? Thats just games from this point on, not including unannounced games that will also launch this year and not including the 5 retail games and 6 eShop titles i've bought since launch. I didn't have so many games to buy in the first 13 months of a consoles launch ever.

      And yes, multiplatform titles do count. You insinuate that Wii U owners only have Pikmin to play, but if they own a Wii U as you suggest, they of course can purchase multiplatform games on the Wii U, which is what i intend to do.

      Last edited 19/05/13 9:47 am

        Resident Evil: Revelations
        Game and Wario
        Pikmin 3
        New super Luigi U
        Splinter Cell Blacklist
        Wonderful 101
        Batman Arkham Origins
        Assassins Creed 4: Black Flag

        Watch Dogs
        Project: Cars
        Rayman Legends
        Deus Ex: Human Revolution

        Oliver and Spike
        Lego Marvel Super Heroes
        Sacrilegium
        Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2
        Angry Birds Trilogy
        Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem
        Yarn Yoshi
        Wind Waker HD
        Bayonetta 2

        You are staking your claim to games that are either HD upscale (even of 3DS games!), 2 years old, or going to be better on the PS3/360 (you remember those consoles pretty much everyone already owns) or PS4/Xbox 3. I'll give you Pikmin 3, Bayonetta 2 (which hasn't got a release date) Wonderful 101.

        When all those multi-plat games sell less than 200,000 copies, do you think publishers are going to be happy? These are all games that were in development before launch, when publishers were pumped for new hardware... times have changed.

        Last edited 19/05/13 12:04 pm

          Haha. Right on.
          I'll also add, Deus Ex Human Revolution is $6.95 on Steam special!

    Thanks for the heads up about the steam special biggus. I might just pick up Deus Ex this weekend.

    I'm one of those guys who doesn't bother with predictions of industry woes.

    I didn't buy the Wii , but am very much interested in the Wii U.

    I'm simply waiting for Pikmin 3 to arrive before buying the console. It makes sense to wait for the great games to come out before diving in. I wonder how many people out there are doing the same.

    I don't really have any fear that this will be a bad game, since I've been gaming on all platforms for 29 years and in that time Nintendo have a pretty good track record in my books. I felt a bit unoptimistic about the gaming industry these past 6 years, but I'm quite excited about the year ahead. I'm interested in new ideas in gaming, relaxed story based games, and enjoyable multiplayer experiences, as I'm pretty tired of games which rely on spectacle and adrenaline rush.

    I was PC/ Apple gamer for years until I discovered the sheer brilliance of Super Mario Kart. Nintendo simply have loyal customers because they demonstrate an impressive and unwavering commitment to quality and innovation and satisfying customers. Its pretty hard not to be successful when you have these qualities. But well like I said, predictions don't matter to me. and whether something good comes to an end or not, its best just to enjoy good things while they last.

    The internet is full of hot air - people get a kick out of creating negative press about even good things. Its our shock-and-awe news media upbringing - its irresistible when we know we can so easily whip up a bit of drama and have a bit of a ride on people's reactions. Its the powerplay of the internet :P

    Well all that aside, am very much hoping to see more games at E3 though, hopefulyl something refreshing to water the drought. Pikmin3 and Wonderful 101 pretty much have me sold on the -system ready though, so bring on the good times!

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