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 a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. 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.

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