The lights are on
The windup to E3 is under way, and Nintendo has set the stage for its summer lineup. The headliner is Pikmin 3, which will be available on August 4. Today, we learned more about how the series has evolved for its first Wii U appearance.
Pikmin 3 will feature three playable characters, Alph, Brittany, and Charlie, who are exploring the planet simultaneously. Players will use their new Pikmin pals to collect fruit for their dying home world and also for life-sustaining juice.
Exploration happens only during the daylight hours, but unlike past titles, players are not restricted to a set number of in-game days. It is also easy to restart an area, streamlining play and minimizing the detrimental impact of errors.
The Gamepad (called the KopPad in Pikmin 3) will be used as an overhead view. Similar to a real-time strategy minimap, the KopPad display will allow players to direct the three characters and swap among them.
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This game is looking to be better and better. I'm still trying to decide which controller I want to use, but I'm leaning to the GamePad.
Man, that game is a must buy.
But unlike past titles, players are not restricted to a set number of in-game days.
You don't know how happy that makes me.
No Olimar? I'm going for cameo or unlockable. Seems strange they'd take the main character of the series and not include him at all. I mean, he was clearly popular enough to include in Super Smash Brothers.
What happened to Olimar?
I've waited too damn long to play this. I can;t wait until I can finally buy it
Oh, it looks beautiful.
Meh. It will be at least something to buy for Wii U. Not much else that's been announced that's interested me.
I'm definitely going to get this!
I have been waiting for this baby for almost ten years now, and it's hard to imagine that this game is only mere months away from being held in my hands. I hope these characters have the kind of amusing and charming backstories that Olimar and his gang had, but regardless, those rock and flying Pikmin look boss. Will be playing this all August.
August 4th? That's not even summer to me. I go back to school like ten days later. *smh* What happened to the launch window Nintendo?