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-–-Transmission begins--- Sinan's Log, Hour 0 Disc, check. Wii U, check. Pen and paper, check. Way too many snacks ... check. Looking at reconnaissance. The Pikmin are an alien race of little colored globules, creatures that are half-plant, half-animal, and full-cute. In their new Wii U adventure – which the locals refer to as "Pikmin 3" –...

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Report: Pikmin 3 gets stylus control option in new software update

A free update for Pikmin 3 has added a new way to command your adorable alien allies. The update adds stylus control via the Nintendo Wii U's GamePad touch screen, Nintendo Everything reports. Control options can be adjusted in the game's main menu. With the update, Pikmin 3 now supports four...

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Best of the Rest: Thomas' picks of 2013

Team Joystiq is barging into 2014 with a celebration of last year's best games. Keep reading throughout the week to see our assembly of ingenious indies and triple-A triumphs. Pikmin 3 For each day of fruit-harvesting, monster-killing progress I make in Pikmin 3, I burn two or three attempts...

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Pikmin 3 trailer tours new mission mode DLC levels

Nintendo issued a new trailer to show off the latest set of downloadable content for Pikmin 3, which launched this week. Announced during a Nintendo Direct livestream in November, the DLC offers players the opportunity to play as the protagonist of the first two games in the series, Captain...

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Guide Captain Olimar through new Pikmin 3 DLC in December

Pikmin 3 will receive a new set of stages on December 2, Nintendo announced today during a Nintendo Direct livestream. Unlike previous pieces of downloadable content for the game, the third round of content will be entirely new stages as opposed to new spins on previously-released levels. The...

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Pikmin 3 DLC brings more baddies to the battle

Pikmin 3's parade of premium DLC sallies forth. A new quartet of "Battle Enemies!" stages, which push players to vanquish pre-determined sets of enemies as quickly and efficiently as possible, are up for grabs at $1.99 in the Wii U eShop. The first of these stages is provided free of charge via an...

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Pikmin 3 getting paid DLC [Update: First pack is $1.99]

Pikmin 3 will receive paid DLC, Nintendo President Satoru Iwata announced during today's Nintendo Direct presentation. After downloading an update made available after the presentation, players will be able to access additional single player missions, the first round of DLC being more "Collect...

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Nintendo's sales figures for August include many zeros, plumbing heroes

Following the NPD Group's analysis of August's overall sales data comes a handful of extra statistics from Nintendo. When taking both physical and digital sales into account, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team has sold "nearly" 190,000 units since its release on August 11. Meanwhile, Pikmin 3 has sold...

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Miyamoto: Pikmin 3's hidden memos lead to a secret code

Scattered across Pikmin 3 are ten hidden memos which, when they're all discovered, will reveal a secret code to players. Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto revealed as much in a Miiverse post, promising more information on how to use the code in a future post. Pikmin 3 launches August 4 on Wii U in...

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New Nintendo eShop releases: Pikmin 3, Cloudberry Kingdom, Kirby's Dream Land 2

It's a pretty full week on the Nintendo eShop, especially for the Wii U. The console picks up the stupidly difficult Cloudberry Kingdom, and Virtual Console adds Harvest Moon. Pikmin 3 also marches onto the Wii U eShop on August 4 (be sure to read our review!). Meanwhile, the 3DS grabs Kirby's...

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Pikmin 3 review: To boldly go

-–-Transmission begins--- Sinan's Log, Hour 0 Disc, check. Wii U, check. Pen and paper, check. Way too many snacks ... check. Looking at reconnaissance. The Pikmin are an alien race of little colored globules, creatures that are half-plant, half-animal, and full-cute. In their new...

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