Shigeru Miyamoto has announced that we will be able to play Pikmin 3 on the Wii U GamePad alone.
This is familiar grounds for those that own New Super Mario Bros. U. As mundane as this appears, GamePad-only play is amazingly convenient. In fact, playing on the GamePad can be a more immersive experience than playing on a forty-two inch HD TV. I beat most of New Super Mario Bros. U in my bed, in my pajamas, and on the GamePad.
Does this mean Pikmin 3 will abandon asymmetric play? Miyamoto has also announced that the gyro sensor in the GamePad, along with the two control sticks, will facilitate gameplay control. I am keenly interested in how developers will use the Wii U GamePad. I see Wii U as a challenge to Nintendo, to developers, and to gamers alike: Nintendo must sell the GamePad’s potentials, developers must realize them, and gamers must enjoy them. At any rate, I look forward to Pikmin 3!
Source: Nintendo Life