Pikmin 3

Pikmin 3

2013

System
Wii U
Publisher
Nintendo
Developer
Nintendo

8.7

Game Rating

User Ratings: 237

Our Review: 9/10

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  • Video This Homemade Pikmin Adventure Is A Veritable Winter Wonderland

    A proper Pikmin tribute

    While Pikmin 4  continues to pickle and bubble away behind closed Nintendo doors, there's still plenty of fan love for the oddball series among fans. Longtime Nintendo-based YouTuber and animator Josh Thomas is one of those fans, and he's produced his own fair share of convincing tributes in the past (including...

May2017

  • News Pikmin Rewards Arrive on My Nintendo in North America

    Partly as a plug for Hey! Pikmin pre-orders

    Hey! Pikmin isn't too far away now on 3DS; actually, it is, it's not out until late July. Well, whatever, My Nintendo's latest update in North America is themed around the franchise and the upcoming portable spin-off; if you're getting a sense of deja-vu that's because the European service had the same...

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November2014

October2014

  • News Shigeru Miyamoto Introduces His Pikmin Short Films in Tokyo

    Details over release on Nintendo systems still unconfirmed

    Not long ago we shared the news that Shigeru Miyamoto was preparing to unveil three Pikmin short films at the Tokyo International Film Festival. That takes place in the coming week, and Miyamoto-san has begun to talk more about the project ahead of the short films having their world...

September2014

July2014

  • Feature Ten Wii U and 3DS Games That Are Perfect For Summer

    Remember, you don't want sunburn, so play some games

    As you may know, we aim to provide interesting feature content on a daily basis here at Nintendo Life, whether through interviews, Soapboxes, Talking Points or more general articles like this that have a catch-all 'Feature' prefix. It's been challenging at Nintendo Life HQ, though, because the...

June2014

  • Feature Our Top 10 Wii U Retail Games - Summer 2014

    Our favourites so far

    With E3 2014 right around the corner, Nintendo seems set to prioritise the Wii U in its Digital Event, subsequent coverage and, of course, the Super Smash Bros. Invitational. The 3DS will have a role to play, of course, but many eyes are on Nintendo's home console to see how it'll capitalise on the recent success of Mario Kart...

May2014

  • News Pikmin 3 Update Adds New Stylus Control Style

    Fling away, Merrill

    An update to Pikmin 3 has arrived just in time for its inclusion in the Mario Kart 8 free game promotion, introducing a new way to send your minions hither and yon. In addition to the original GamePad, Wii U Pro Controller, and Wii Remote/Nunchuk options, planetary explorers can now use the stylus and GamePad's touch screen to...

December2013

November2013

  • News Nintendo Outlines Details of Third Wave of Pikmin 3 DLC

    Eight new Mission Mode stages incoming

    Since Pikmin 3’s release back in the summer, the game has already seen two downloadable add-on mission mode sets, both available through the Wii U’s eShop. In today’s Nintendo Direct presentations, a third mission mode pack has been announced for release on 2nd December in Europe and North America; the...

  • News Nintendo Releases New Pikmin 3 DLC in North America

    Whittle down your Pikmin reserves with four new missions

    Nintendo of America has announced that a second set of downloadable content is now available for Pikmin 3 owners in North America. The pack of four new "Battle Enemies!" missions is available to download from the Wii U eShop for $1.99. One of the stages is free, although you need to receive...

  • Nintendo Download 7th November (Europe)

    Wii Sports returns, Layton's legacy, Olympics, Batman and much more

    The download details for Europe arrived a little later than usual this week, possibly because it's a rather lengthy release list. We have high profile retail games on Wii U and 3DS, along with some interesting download-only options and discounts both permanent and temporary. There's...

October2013

  • News Pikmin 3 Mission Mode DLC Launches Today

    Software update also improves rankings

    One title that quickly kicked the software malaise around the Wii U into touch for existing owners in recent months was Pikmin 3, a project clearly of major significant to Shigeru Miyamoto. The real-time strategy title delivered, too, earning strong reviews around the web and positive word of mouth from those...

September2013

  • News 3DS Reigns in the U.S. for Another Month as Pikmin 3 Sneaks Into the Top 10

    NPD results bring good news for Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, too

    The NPD results for August video game sales in the U.S. have been released, bringing more good news for the momentum of the 3DS and a gllimmer of light in Wii U software sales. With a number of blockbusters — in particular Madden NFL 25 — arriving, August brought the first...

  • News Early Estimates Place Pikmin 3 August Sales in the U.S. at 185,000 Units

    Not too far behind multi-platform titles such as Disney Infinity

    Later this week, on 12th September, the NPD results for August video game sales in the U.S. will be revealed and, in addition, Nintendo may or may not reveal key statistics and sales of its own. The statistics from NPD aren't without flaws and shortcomings, particularly as they don't...

  • Video Winged Pikmin Gatecrashes Red Bull Flugtag 2013

    No blue Pikmin were harmed in this publicity stunt

    Did you know that Nintendo of Canada constructed a Winged Pink Pikmin for Red Bull's Flugtag event in Ottawa-Gatineau, Canada this year? No? Well now you do — and what's more, you can view the flight trajectory of said Pikmin in the video below. Needless to say, the real-world version didn't fly...

August2013

July2013

  • News Don't Worry, Those Early Pikmin 3 Downloads Are Eligible For The Wonderful 101 Promotion

    Nintendo confirms details, pricing and Nintendo Network Points

    Last week we shared the happy news that eager European gamers could download Pikmin 3 early with GAME code purchases, which was great news for those planning to go the eShop retail route. Unfortunately, concern started to spread around the web when some Wii U Premium Pack system owners...

  • News Even Miyamoto Struggles To Bring All His Pikmin Home Safely

    There's hope for us mere mortals, then

    Pikmin 3 may look cute at first glance, but it's a game which teaches some harsh lessons about life and death. Your actions create an army of dutiful Pikmin characters, but you're also responsible for the untimely demise of many of these adorable fellows. One of the most upsetting situations in the game...

  • Feature A Weekend With Pikmin 3

    Our staff share their thoughts on the major Wii U release

    It's been quite a while since we could discuss a major Wii U exclusive, in terms of a title with the potential for strong sales and capturing the public imagination. Game & Wario has its supporters, of course, but it's been a long summer short of eye-catching new content to grab headlines...

  • News Pikmin 3 Makes UK Chart Debut in Second Place

    Throw a few more Pikmin at it

    Pikmin 3 arrived in Europe last week, and while it earned critical acclaim from a number of outlets there was plenty of interest over just how the title would sell at retail. The results for its launch weekend in the UK have arrived and, pleasingly, it's performed rather well. Nintendo's latest Wii U exclusive has made...

  • News Pikmin 3 Almost Had Four Heroes And Could Have Appeared On Handhelds

    Miyamoto gives up fresh development details

    Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto has been speaking to Japanese site 4Gamer about the development of Pikmin 3, and has revealed that the game started life as a DS and 3DS prototype before moving over to the Wii U: The truth is we were doing prototype tests of Pikmin for the DS and 3DS but it turned into unit...