Wii U

Pikmin 3 Announced For Wii U, Has Multiple Control Schemes


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.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.