E3 2012: Pikmin 3 Sprouts On Wii U

Planting the seed

We've had to be very patient, but Pikmin 3 has finally been announced for Wii U.

Shigeru Miyamoto, Pikmin leaf poking out of his jacket pocket, announced the real time strategy game for the HD console. Miyamoto was happy to note that you can see the movement of each Pikmin. There's a new Pikmin type too — the rock Pikmin can be used to smash down walls more effectively.

Pikmin 3 will use Wii MotionPlus and the Nunchuk for the most accurate plant-chucking you could ever wish for. The Wii U GamePad can also be used for a greater control over the map and order about up to four leaders.

Are you looking forward to getting back to Pikmin's garden?