Pikmin - News

September2016

July2016

  • News Shigeru Miyamoto Provides Assurances on Pikmin 4 Development

    Working its way back up the priority list

    If Pikmin 3 taught us anything, it's that the series - evidently a personal favourite of its creator Shigeru Miyamoto - will be given the time it needs in development. At various points the third entry in the series was rumoured for Wii and then 3DS, before emerging in HD splendour for Wii U. It was with...

November2014

October2014

  • News Shigeru Miyamoto Introduces His Pikmin Short Films in Tokyo

    Details over release on Nintendo systems still unconfirmed

    Not long ago we shared the news that Shigeru Miyamoto was preparing to unveil three Pikmin short films at the Tokyo International Film Festival. That takes place in the coming week, and Miyamoto-san has begun to talk more about the project ahead of the short films having their world...

September2014

August2014

  • Weirdness Pikmin on GameCube Can Be Run in Windows

    With extra bugs included

    Game development is a complicated business, even if modern tools and engines do much to ease the burden and the level of tricky coding required. Nintendo, of course, utilises its own engines and techniques, meaning that there are a lot of coders in its shiny new development building and others besides busily doing some...

May2014

  • News 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...

  • Weirdness Gaze in Wonder at Junkboy's 16-Bit "Demake" Art

    Don't you want Super Smash Bros. on SNES?

    Retro-inspired "demakes" of popular modern games are all the rage these days, but don't you want to put some on your walls? Swedish graphic designer Junkboy has created a wide array of gorgeous 16-bit demake art, much of which is available for purchase online. You can check out his Tumblr page for the full...

December2013

November2013

September2013

  • Video 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...

August2013

  • Video 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

    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

    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

    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...

July2013

  • News 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...

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    Review Pikmin 3

    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: HD Development "Took More Time Than Originally Anticipated"

    Pikmin 3 was delayed for extra polishing

    Shigeru Miyamoto has said working on Pikmin 3 has been a blast for him, but the upgrade to HD for it and other titles may have been more work than Nintendo originally anticipated. According to Gamasutra, Miyamoto explained to shareholders at their most recent meeting that higher-rate v

June2013

  • News Pikmin 3 Featuring In The Latest Japanese Nintendo Direct Broadcast

    Miyamoto will play the game in front of your hungry eyes

    It's been exactly two weeks since the last Nintendo Direct broadcast for this years E3, and now the company has announced that a new presentation will take place tomorrow, the 26th June, focusing primarily on the upcoming Wii U release, Pikmin 3. The stream will take place on Nintendo's...

  • News 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...

March2013

  • News Miyamoto Overseeing Series of Animated Shorts

    Even in his spare time he's playing with Pikmin

    Nintendo has a bit of a history in cartoon making, as anyone who ever had the pleasure of watching The Super Mario Bros. Super Show! will testify to. It seems as though the company is now contemplating venturing into the business once more, with a few animated shorts designed to be viewed using the...

January2013

October2012

  • News Pikmin 3 Sprouting For Spring 2013 Release In North America

    Out of the launch window?

    According to the latest Iwata Asks, the highly anticipated strategy game Pikmin 3 has been pushed back to a Spring 2013 release in North America. The game was previously slated as a 'launch window' title across the US, but that period ends on March 31st - which is just eleven days into Spring. Unless it is released between...

June2012

  • First Impressions Pikmin 3

    Extra floretstrial

    For years Nintendo has been tending to a new entry in the Pikmin series, experimenting with different control methods and systems both handheld and home console. After starting life on Wii, Pikmin 3 was eventually transferred to Wii U due to the benefits of high definition and the GamePad's touch screen. The little...

  • 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...

April2012

  • News We'll Finally See Pikmin 3 at This Year's E3

    Plucky for you

    It seems ages since we first heard about Pikmin 3, doesn't it? Shigeru Miyamoto apologised for its no show way back at E3 2010, and it was the same at last year's show. There'll be no such apology this year, as Nintendo confirms we will see Pikmin 3 in June. The Wii U threequel will be the first HD entry in the series, but other than...

November2011

  • Feature Pikmin's 10th Anniversary

    A modern classic

    The GameCube era is still a questionable time for Nintendo fans. While the console undoubtedly had its standout titles, there always seems to be a lingering question over how high — or, more to the point, how low — it would rank when gauged against Nintendo's other consoles. But wherever you fall in the debate, it's impossible not to acknowledge Nintendo's willingness to shake..

July2010

  • News Pikmin 3 Development Going "Extremely Well"

    The alien vs. garden battle wages on at Nintendo

    Nintendo's E3 showing was quite a success for fans, showcasing the new 3DS handheld and the return of beloved characters in the forms of Donkey Kong Country Returns, Kirby's Epic Yarn and Kid Icarus: Uprising. But despite the slew of new reveals, one question couldn't be shaken: What's up with Pikmin 3? An investor during a recent Q&A session..

June2010

  • E3 2010 Pikmin 3 Still Coming Despite No-Show

    Miyamoto assures everyone it's on the way

    We were expecting to see Pikmin 3 this year: you were expecting it, we were expecting it. It wasn't shown off, though. Why not? Speaking at the Nintendo Developer's Roundtable, Shigeru Miyamoto explained that, had the game been shown off today, it would have been lost under the reams of information about...

March2010

  • News Miyamoto Confirms Pikmin 3

    Pikmin fans rejoice!

    According to the Official Nintendo Magazine, Miyamoto has just confirmed that development of Pikmin 3 is "well under way". Unfortunately, we still don't know if the game is being developed for the Nintendo Wii or DS system. At the very least this is great news for fans of the series who've been patiently waiting for a...

June2009

  • News Captain Legolimar Lands in Denmark

    Little chap proceeds to fend off Lego Bulborbs

    Last week we brought you this superb Lego Donkey Kong level among other Nintendo craft treats, but the collision of Nintendo and Lego became a lot cuter with the arrival of Olimar and Louie, from talented Danish artist Filip Felberg. Check out the gallery in the link below, but be careful - those Lego Bulborbs are so scary they could give you..

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