News Desk: Pikmin 3 to Feature GamePad-Only Play

Miyamoto reveals that Pikmin 3 will allow GamePad-only play.

By Po-Yi Ho. Posted 02/06/2013 17:00 2 Comments     ShareThis

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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

2 Responses to “News Desk: Pikmin 3 to Feature GamePad-Only Play”

  • 1244 points
    lukas85 says...

    great great news, when the wiiU was announced the game pad only functionality wasn’t that atractive to me, i thought that the real deal would be using the 2 screens at the same time, well, it turns out that i play more on the gamepad that on my tv, and is one of my favorite features of the wiiU, so i’m looking forward to play pikmin 3 in my bed!

  • 192 points
    Robin Wilde says...

    Excellent. I think it’s a great idea and I have a feeling I’m going to be using it a lot.

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