Pikmin 3 will be available to buy from stores or download from the Wii U eShop this Friday in Europe but eager players can get hold of it sooner as UK-based retailer GAME is selling and distributing eShop codes right now. Although GAME are based in the UK, anyone living in Europe can buy the code from them and redeem on their Wii U.
It was thought the code would only be able to be redeemed at midnight on Friday but should you tap it in the game will start to download, which is very nice indeed. At less than 4GB you shouldn't even have to wait that long to start playing either.
So if you really cannot wait any longer for Pikmin 3 you can grab it right now for £34.99 (compared with £39.99 direct from the eShop). There's also an extra incentive with the download version as by choosing this method you'll be eligible to pick up the digital adaptation of The Wonderful 101 at a reduced price when it emerges (we assume, if you buy the second game direct from the eShop).
If you're still on the fence about getting this one, check out our Pikmin 3 review to find out more.
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