Pikmin 3 Will Allow For GamePad-Only Play

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Nintendo's latest Q&A session with investors certainly had a few things of interest that got people talking, most notably the possibility of an additional platform on top of the company's existing systems.

In the very same Q&A session, Shigeru Miyamoto revealed more information about Pikmin 3, the upcoming flowery strategy title heading for Wii U at some point this year - most likely during the second quarter.

Miyamoto said that the biggest draw of the game is the higher-resolution images, thanks to Wii U's high definition capabilities, allowing you to see all the Pikmin's gestures more clearly. Instead of implementing asymmetric gameplay into the new title, Nintendo has instead used the GamePad to deliver a map of the area:

The two screens of the TV and Wii U GamePad will let you see what you are doing at any time during your gameplay, which alone is a great evolution for a strategy game. As a side note, you can play this game only with Wii U GamePad.

Yes that's right, you'll be able to play some Pikmin on the GamePad alone should you need to. This should be helpful considering just how addictive the series can be - this feature should keep domestic rows down to a minimum.

Miyamoto also revealed that the gyro sensor within the Wii Remote Plus will also have a part to play in Pikmin 3:

The two control sticks of Wii U GamePad will let you play this game more comfortably and, with a TV screen, the gyro sensor inside Wii Remote Plus will further help your gameplay. Wii U GamePad will give you style variations of playing this game and playing only with Wii U GamePad might be a good experience for you.

I hope you will like this game.

We sure hope we like it too; it seems like we've been waiting an age for this one. Hopefully our patience will be rewarded soon.

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[via nintendo.co.jp]

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