Pikmin 3 announced (again) at E3 2011

The flowerbed with attitude is heading to Wii U!

By Adam Sorice. Posted 06/08/2011 06:07 3 Comments     ShareThis

Pikmin 3 announcement at E3 2011 We’ve been waiting a long time but fans of the Pikmin series were rewarded for their patience (again) today as Shigeru Miyamoto once again announced the existence of Pikmin 3, also revealing that it would be heading to Wii U. During a Developer Q&A session (where the game was also announced to be in development by Miyamoto a few years back) the Nintendo visionary told those attending that the game was originally planned for release this year on Wii, to coincide with the series’ 10th anniversary, but once the developer saw the power of Wii U, he decided to move it onto Wii’s successor.

While we don’t any solid details about the game, Miyamoto did hint that we could be playing Captain Olimar’s next adventure sooner rather than later. Due to the fact that the game has been in development for Wii for a significant period of time, Miyamoto tolds fans that it “shouldn’t be a long wait” for the arrival of more Pikmin adventures.

We’ll bring you more news on Pikmin and all of the other games on show at E3 2011 as it happens so stick with Nintendojo.

3 Responses to “Pikmin 3 announced (again) at E3 2011”

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    ghost49 says...

    Finally, I’ve been waiting for Pikmin 3 ever since Pikmin 2 was released. I’m wondering exactly how they will integrate the new controller in it though, although now that I think about it having an overhead map on the controller screen would be very handy to have.

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    JPtheNintendoFan says...

    I’ve never played Pikmin 1 or 2. I’m thinking about picking them up. Would you recommend the Gamecube or Wii versions?

  • 30 points
    ghost49 says...

    I’ve only played the Gamecube versions, and I’m not really sure how the controls work with the Wiimote. Either way, I would still prefer to use the Gamecube controller. The only problem is just trying to find Pikmin 1 and 2 for the Gamecube, so if all else fails, getting the Wii version might just be easier. Also, I will say that Pikmin 1 is very short, but still fun, and Pikmin 2 does expand on basically everything in Pikmin 1 and is much longer. And after seeing just how much they added in Pikmin 2, it just makes me more excited to see what exactly they are going to add in Pikmin 3.

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