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Nintendo Releases New Pikmin 3 DLC in North America

Posted by Martin Watts

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 the automatic software update for the title before you can try it.

The new missions are based in environments from the game's Story Mode, and they feature plenty of nasty critters for you to battle. As per the previous DLC release you can play these solo or cooperatively with a friend, and high scores are added to the global rankings leaderboard in the spirit of friendly competition. The DLC will become available for European Pikmin 3 owners from tomorrow.

Will you be sending your Pikmin to pick up this new downloadable content for you? Let us know in the comments section below.

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User Comments (37)

Metroidlink

#2

Metroidlink said:

Nice to see Nintendo release DLC after the game is finished :) and i think it's a smart move to wait a couple of month- half year before even start to think of DLC kind of like Nintendo did now.

rjejr

#5

rjejr said:

Gonna go try it now. Not that I don't belive you guys, but I don't see why it would be available today rather than noon tomorrow w/ the rest of the update.

I'll be back.

SkywardLink98

#6

SkywardLink98 said:

@Metroidlink But it hasn't been a half year since the game released, and if they just started thinking about it now then we wouldn't see it for another couple weeks.

rjejr

#7

rjejr said:

woot there it is. 84mb and $2.16 w/ tax

Guess I'll have a couple of very happy sons getting off the bus after school today. And I'm happy that after a 4 day wait the plumber finally came.

luigi71

#9

luigi71 said:

I'm going to download them. The collect the fruits DLC was awesome and I believe this will be awesome as well.

Jampie

#11

Jampie said:

Yay! I just got it! But sadly, I won't be able to play it right away because I have an exam tomorrow. :( Sigh. I shouldn't even be on here! :P Oh wells.

Fingeldor

#13

Fingeldor said:

I loved Pikmin 3. I definitely will pick this up later when I'm ready to give it another go. Got plenty of other games to finish up first.

JaxonH

#15

JaxonH said:

Ah, I love this game, I love the DLC and I love the Wii U. Just a fantastic console that keeps getting better. Nothing better than a satisfied gamer!

sinalefa

#16

sinalefa said:

So I guess I will deposit $70 instead of $60 on my eShop balance. Although to be honest I never played all the missions (I did beat the game with all fruit) so I haven't gotten the previous ones.

In case anyone wonders, the $60 will go towards Mario.

PS4

#18

PS4 said:

Might DL the DLC just because I like pikmin too much!

But I never get much of a chance to use my Wii U.

SchamMan89

#19

SchamMan89 said:

I'm a tad confused. Is this going to just be remixed areas of the previous missions, like the first DLC? Or are these arenas entirely new to Mission Mode, based on the Campaign?

Emblem

#23

Emblem said:

I really like the tactic of giving you one map free to see if you like it and then the choice to buy the rest. Its good for the consumer who wants the DLC and also for the loyal customer who brought PIkmin 3 but doesn't want to or can't afford the full package.

EarthboundBenjy

#25

EarthboundBenjy said:

My favourite challenge level so far was Thirsty Desert Remix. It was a very clever twist on the Purple Pikmin and Candypop Buds. It was very tricky managing your resources with them, as the level was full of large items!
I'm getting more DLC for sure. Pikmin is just so perfect. :D

DerpSandwich

#26

DerpSandwich said:

Just like last time, I'm torn. If I buy it, I'm supporting what I deem to be extremely lazy DLC. But if I don't buy it, will Nintendo think "Well, I guess we should stop making Pikmin DLC since no one buys it"? I want to communicate to Nintendo that I don't want lazy DLC, but I don't want them to think I don't want it at all.

Mer.

aaronsullivan

#27

aaronsullivan said:

@DerpSandwich
What's lazy about it? The landscape being the same? The complete rearrangement and setup is the REAL work in creating the new stages, IMO. The first set was clever and made you think differently and were challenging.

Plus, apparently this new set isn't "remixes" so there's that.

In the end it's $2, so think of it as supporting inexpensive DLC. :)

DerpSandwich

#28

DerpSandwich said:

@aaronsullivan Oh, I didn't realize that these weren't remixes. So I guess it makes them better.

But I definitely have beef with the other ones. With a simple level editor you could make those stages in about ten minutes. It's nothing more than changing the types of walls and obstacles, and plopping down different fruits and enemies. Think drop down menus and paint tools. They could give us a level editor so we could easily make levels like that, but why would they do that when they could spend an afternoon "remixing" old ones without even making new terrain (which also can't be too hard) and charge us a few bucks for it?

I don't know, that's just me. I mostly just really, REALLY want a Pikmin level editor. I would never leave the house again. XD

aaronsullivan

#29

aaronsullivan said:

@DerpSandwich Level editor WOULD be very cool and I can understand what you're feeling there.

Doesn't mean the levels people make would be fun or interesting though. Just because anyone can lay down some obstacles and fruits doesn't mean anyone can make it a GOOD level, especially in 10 minutes.

Also, I'm just looking at it in terms of value. If Nintendo charged me more because it took way longer to create brand new landscapes from scratch it might look cool, but if it plays just the same as the one they rearranged, I'd rather have the remix for a no-brainer price. The value is raised by the game play opportunity not by new geometry and textures.

But, yeah, give us a level editor, Nintendo! :D

AugustusOxy

#30

AugustusOxy said:

The DLC should be free, considering the price of Pikmin 3 versus the content in the game.

It was waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay to short, even with the extra modes. Stay away keyboard warriors-- I'm a consumer who cares about the value of his buck and if I like something, I don't like it to end JUST as its getting good.

WanderingPB

#32

WanderingPB said:

This game is great and the proof is that everyone wants more…i played the game with the aim of getting all the fruit and not losing any Pikmin…i beat this game in 38 hours and only lost 216 Pikmin this game was just right.

My son and i jus finished playing all the new DLC and not only was it alot of fun but it reminded me of how great this game was…im happy and hope for sum more DLC for the same price you just cant beat Nintendo quality DLC

DerpSandwich

#34

DerpSandwich said:

@FineLerv I wouldn't go that far. You'd be hard pressed to find a game with a level editor that didn't have a wealth of amazing levels to play with. That's my experience with them at least. I suppose it depends on the game.

andreoni79

#36

andreoni79 said:

Just noticed now the tags for the game: "gardening" and "aliens"! :)
But you should add "fruits", 'cause you're not going far without them...

SphericalCrusher

#37

SphericalCrusher said:

Finally got the chance to play some of the first DLC for Pikmin 3 a couple weeks back. I will be getting the free DLC and probably the paid version also. Good stuff!

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