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Pikmin 'didn't seem like Pikmin' on the 3DS

The cross between Wii U and 3DS seems like a good business idea for just about any Nintendo game, but it also seems like a natural gameplay fit for the garden-based strategy of Pikmin 3, which has you tossing wee Pikmin hither, thither, and yon. As Shigeru MIyamoto laid it down for 4Gamer, using...

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Minecraft topples The Last of Us in UK charts, Pikmin 3 second

After surviving for six weeks, The Last of Us' reign as UK No. 1 is over. Naughty Dog's game is blocked from the top spot by a resurgent Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition, a 74 percent rise in sales seeing the XBLA game's disc version tower to the top in its fifth week at retail. Meanwhile, The Last...

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Latest Pikmin 3 trailer has teamwork, big gross bug

Pikmin 3 is super adorable on the whole, but we're not sure how we feel about the big gross bug at the end of this new trailer. We're nearly positive that it's a silverfish, which we've ranked as one of the Top Five Ickiest Bug Things on our Top Five List of Icky Bug Things....

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Miyamoto: Manpower for HD development was 'underestimated'

Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto pointed to Nintendo's struggles in adapting to HD development when explaining the company's Wii U software timeline during a recent Q&A session with shareholders. "When it comes to the scale of software development, Wii U with HD graphics requires about twice the...

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Pikmin 3 marching onto Nintendo Direct for Japan tomorrow

Nintendo Japan is airing a Pikmin 3-focused Direct broadcast tomorrow, June 26. The video sees Shigeru Miyamoto joined by comedian Hitoshi Matsumoto to discuss the critter-crammed Wii U game. The broadcast is scheduled for 8PM in Japan, which converts to 7AM ET (4AM PT, midday Brit-time), and you...

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Pikmin 3 dated August 4 by Nintendo press release

Although Nintendo President Satoru Iwata had no launch date to share on Pikmin 3 during this morning's Nintendo Direct, the company's official press release just sent out notes an August 4 release date. The game will launch in stores and on the Nintendo eShop. We're following up with Nintendo for...

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Game & Wario, Wonderful 101 in first half of 2013

There are more Wii U games coming, sometime early this year. Along with a reconfirmed "first half of 2013" date for Wii Fit U, Nintendo put minigame collection Game & Wario and Platinum's crowd-control action game The Wonderful 101 in the same release window today. Pikmin 3's release window...

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Pikmin 3 to spring up on Wii U in spring 2013

Pikmin 3, one of Nintendo's biggest Wii U titles, is slated to arrive on the new console this spring. The news comes via the latest Iwata Asks column, which centers around the Wii U GamePad. The discussion itself really has nothing to do with Pikmin 3, though the release window is mentioned in a...

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Wii U tech won't circumvent used-game sales; first-party titles in 1080p

Nintendo hasn't incorporated any features in the Wii U to discourage used-game sales. Nintendo's Executive VP of Sales and Marketing, Scott Moffitt, told Gamespot at E3 that Nintendo isn't overtly concerned with combating used-game sales: "I don't know if we have a formal position on used-game...

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Pikmin 3 lacking online multiplayer because ... there are a bunch of Pikmin

Nintendo's upcoming Wii U console will be the company's most internet-enabled yet. Its Miiverse intends to greatly expand on the Wii's Mii Plaza, its Friend Codes will be "a lot simpler" than previous versions of Nintendo's online buddy system, and many of its retail games will also be available...

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