Pikmin 3 Announced For Wii U, Has Multiple Control Schemes

By Ishaan . June 5, 2012 . 9:10am

At Nintendo’s E3 media briefing this morning, Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto announced Pikmin 3 for the Wii U. In Pikmin 3, one new feature is that Pikmin can find materials to build bridges. A new type of Rock Pikmin can also be used to break hard objects.


The basic controls for Pikmin 3 will use the Wii Remote Plus and Nunchuk. Meanwhile, the Wii U GamePad will display a map. You’ll be able to use the map to scroll around and place your Pikmin strategically.


You’ll also be able to control the game using just the Wii U GamePad if you so choose. Using the Wii U GamePad will allow you to control four leaders at once, but Captain Olimar won’t be one of them. Miyamoto says the reason for this is a secret.

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  • http://twitter.com/Legendmaker12 Legendmaker12

    Yo~ Rock Pikmin fanpage~ XD


  • WyattEpp


  • Ben Sylvia

    I wasn’t hallucinating at the beginning, those were pink flying Pikmin at the start of the video right?

    I can has??

    • Shaun Carmchael

      Yeah I noticed that too.

  • http://www.cubiz.x10.mx/ Auragar

    I is so excited for this game!!! :D Most favoritest part of E3 right here.

    • Shaun Carmchael

      yeah i noticed that too.

  • Ben Sylvia

    I’m going to make the assumption that 2 of the captains are Olimar’s kids.
    Just throwing that out there.

    And I love some of the new enemies I’m assuming are bosses.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/WUO7JRPFS2K52LUXIY2LLJ4TSU Sean

      Either that or there’s going to be a storyline where Olimar went missing on a mission and now in the future his children have arrived on the planet to figure out what happened to him.

      Louie also disappeared but nobody cared.

  • SirRichard


    If it’s a launch title, I’m basically sold. Like, no two ways about it.

    • http://www.cubiz.x10.mx/ Auragar

      Wait flying Pikkie? Where were there flying Pikkie?

      • http://chronotwist.deviantart.com/ JustThisOne


        There’s some screenies that people took in the trailer.

      • SirRichard

        Early on in the game trailer, you can see several small pink Pikmin with wings buzzing down past the camera.

        • http://www.cubiz.x10.mx/ Auragar

          Are those actually Pikkie?

          • SirRichard

            They certainly look the part, at least!

          • http://www.cubiz.x10.mx/ Auragar

            Yes they look it, and I hope they are new Pikkie. But I won’t get my hopes up just yet.

  • http://www.fogalchemist.com/ caleb1993

    I am very, very excited for this. Decent strategy games are becoming very hard to find nowadays and for that reason, the return of Pikmin is one I am very happy about. The control schemes sound awesome and I cannot wait to see the game in action. Hopefully it launches around the start of the Wii U’s life, that would be even more amazing. 

    • http://www.cubiz.x10.mx/ Auragar

      Or you know AT the start of Wii U’s life… in other words LAUNCH title. :/

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