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News: Pikmin 3 Update Adds New Stylus Control Style

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...

Feature: 12 Days of Christmas - Pikmin 3 Finally Ended the Long Wait

12 Days of Christmas - Pikmin 3 Finally Ended the Long Wait

A more than welcome return

When considering Nintendo's most treasured franchises it can be humbling to consider how many began in the 8-bit NES era or even, in more primitive forms, in Arcade cabinets before then. It can be argued as a wonderful strength or as an area of concern, depending on an individual's opinion or whichever way Nintendo's...

News: Former Pikmin Director Currently Working On "Original Title" for Nintendo

Former Pikmin Director Currently Working On "Original Title" for Nintendo

Veteran designer seems to be back in action

Nintendo may be looking to shake things up with an entirely new intellectual property in the near future, and former Pikmin director Masamichi Abe is tipped to be involved with the project's development. The revelation comes from current Tekken lead Katushiro Harada, who tweeted in response to a fan...

Video: Winged Pikmin Gatecrashes Red Bull Flugtag 2013

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...

Video: Planet PNF-404 with Rory Cocker

Planet PNF-404 with Rory Cocker

A first-person Pikmin 3 documentary

Rory to Koppai, Rory to Koppai! Mayday! Mayday! Emergency distress transmission, Foxtrot 249. I am broadcasting from an unknown location, do you copy? We've got a situation over here! I've crash landed on a strange planet that's home to a bunch of dangerous predators, and a disturbing lack of unencrypted Wi-Fi...

Out Now: Pikmin 3 Finally Lands in North America

Pikmin 3 Finally Lands in North America

Check out some Pikmin facts and the New York launch to warm up

After its release in Europe a little over a week ago, Pikmin 3 has now arrived in North America as arguably the first high-profile Wii U release in a number of months — Game and Wario didn't quite set tills ringing. It's been critically acclaimed in plenty of reviews to date, and...

News: Pikmin Bag Available to North American Club Nintendo Members

Pikmin Bag Available to North American Club Nintendo Members

Totes cool

What do Pikmin have in common with a bag? Put them both over your face and you can’t see anything, yes, but they also tote things! The Pikmin Tote Bag, now offered to North American Club Nintendo members for 400 coins, is a semi-meta treat in that regard. Made of space age cotton-poly blend, this canvas bag can carry up to 20 pounds (9...

News: Pikmin Keyrings Arrive as Club Nintendo Europe Rewards

Pikmin Keyrings Arrive as Club Nintendo Europe Rewards

If you lose your keys, just whistle

Club Nintendo rewards, in Europe particularly, aren't updated particularly regularly. When something new arrives, as a result, street parties are held, firework displays are common and gamers are merry. Well, OK, that doesn't happen, but considering that some of the existing rewards in Europe are DSi kits and...

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

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...

Feature: A Weekend With Pikmin 3

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...

Feature: A Brief History of Pikmin

A Brief History of Pikmin

Three down, more surely to come

Pikmin 3, after a lengthy development period, is now beginning to grace Wii U systems around the world, and is clearly a source of great pride for Shigeru Miyamoto. The famous Nintendo designer has described it as the "ultimate version of Pikmin 1", and to date it's received substantial critical praise, including a...

News: There's a Day One Pikmin 3 Update Waiting For You

There's a Day One Pikmin 3 Update Waiting For You

Or day -1 for you sneaky pre-order or eShop types

Pikmin 3 hits Europe on 26th July, though some gamers have taken the chance to pick it up early by redeeming download codes sold by GAME. Well, for those already playing and those patiently waiting until launch day, there's an update waiting. This has only popped up very recently, as we fired the...

News: Gamers in Europe Can Download Pikmin 3 Now By Picking Up A Code From GAME

Gamers in Europe Can Download Pikmin 3 Now By Picking Up A Code From GAME

Redeem the code for an early Pikmin fix

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...

Video: Here's Some Pikmin 3 Direct Feed Footage To Tide You Over

Here's Some Pikmin 3 Direct Feed Footage To Tide You Over

Treasure collection and enemy battling awaits

Pikmin 3 launches in Europe this week and hits North America at the start of August. If you're an avid follower of the site you'll be aware that we've already passed judgement, awarding a 9/10 score and showering it with plenty of praise. To tide you over until the launch date comes around we've...

Review: Pikmin 3 (Wii U)

Pikmin 3 (Wii U)

Should you Pik(min) this up?

Nine years. That's how long it has been since a new Pikmin game has graced a Nintendo system. With the exception of two motion control-enhanced re-releases which proved how suited the franchise was to the Wii, a new entry in the series was conspicuously absent from the system's line-up. Nevertheless, Pikmin 3 is finally...

News: Miyamoto: I Can Recommend Pikmin 3 To Anyone

Miyamoto: I Can Recommend Pikmin 3 To Anyone

Suitable for all ages

Speaking in a developer video, Shigeru Miyamoto has enthused about Pikmin 3, explaining that he became convinced that the upcoming Wii U title is a game that everybody can play after some neighbourhood children recognised his Pikmin characters. Nintendo's legendary game designer mentioned how pleased he is with how the game...