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  • Blog Post: Pikmin 3 Update Upgrades Stylus And Touchscreen Control Options

    A new update to Pikmin 3 adds upgraded stylus touchscreen options, and automatically sets it as the default controls. If you bought Mario Kart 8 yesterday, you might have also grabbed a free copy of Pikmin 3 ( if you were able to fight the traffic ). The update to version 2.0 changes the controls, but... More
  • Blog Post: Pikmin 3 DLC Now Available

    Pikmin 3 received a huge influx of additional content this week with a collection of new DLC add-ons. There are new missions mode stages in new environments, including Beastly Caverns, The Rustyard, Forgotten Cove, Clockwork Chasm. You can also play as Olimar and Louie with the new DLC, as well. Before... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Announces Third Pikmin 3 DLC Round

    Nintendo has announced the third round of the DLC for Pikmin 3's Mission mode. The DLC includes eight new stages (four Collect Treasure stages and four Battle Enemy stages) – including one where you control Captain Olimar. In that stage you can also find Olimar's subordinate Louie so it's... More
  • Blog Post: Pikmin 3 DLC Pack Brings More Stages To Mission Mode

    Nintendo is releasing a new DLC pack for Pikmin 3, adding more "Battle Enemies!" challenge stages for mission mode. This is the second of several DLC packs planned for the Wii U title. The first of these stages is downloaded for free through an automatic software update for Pikmin 3, and can... More
  • Blog Post: New Mission Mode Stages DLC Coming To Pikmin 3

    Nintendo is bringing new mission mode stages to Pikmin 3, updating the leaderboards, and offering a free mission as a demo to players interested in seeing if they want to download the full DLC. Nintendo has multiple mission mode packs planned for Pikmin 3, with the first round available today. The "Collect... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What Is The Best Day For Game Releases?

    Most of the time, video games release on Tuesdays. Nintendo, with its insistence on being different, likes to release its games on Sundays. Which do you prefer? Pikmin 3 and Mario & Luigi: Dream Team released last Sunday and today. I like the Sunday release date because Sunday is a relaxing day.... More
  • Blog Post: The Ten Pikmin Secret Codes Reveal Videos

    Recently, we told you about a set of secret codes hidden within Pikmin 3 . According to Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto, they unlock a number of special videos. In a new Miiverse post, Miyamoto explains that the codes must be entered using the blue internet browser symbol. The videos can only be viewed... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Direct Slated For The Morning Of August 7

    Nintendo has just shared with us plans for a Nintendo Direct presentation tomorrow morning. You can tune in at 7 am Pacific / 10 am Eastern. The contents are said to be previously announced Wii U and 3DS titles. We expect more details on Mario and Luigi: Dream Team , a reminder that Pikmin 3 is available... More
  • Blog Post: There Is A Secret Message In Pikmin 3

    Hidden throughout Pikmin 3 are ten secret memos that players can find during the story mode. At first glance, these little confounding notes might not appear to be much. However, famed Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto has revealed that they are a pieces of a puzzle. NeoGAF user Jaded Alyx captured... More
  • Blog Post: Miyamoto Cites Difficult Controls As The Reason For Pikmin's Absence On 3DS

    Nintendo and Shigeru Miyamoto experimented with Pikmin on the 3DS, but difficulty in controlling the game is the reason why Nintendo decided not to move forward with development. In an interview with the Japanese gaming site 4Gamer , and translated by CVG , Miyamoto spoke of the difficulties in a handheld... More
  • Blog Post: Load Up Your Nintendo eShop Account And Get Money Back

    There are some big Nintendo games coming over the next few months. Pikmin 3 , Rayman Legends , and Wind Waker HD will all be coming to the Wii U this fall. Nintendo wants you to load up your wallet to get ready, and they are offering you money to do it. Through July 28, if you add between $50 and $99... More
  • Blog Post: Red Bull Flugtag In Ottawa Gatineau To Feature Winged Pikmin

    Nintendo and Red Bull are teaming up to throw a very large winged Pikmin from a very high flight deck. There's still time to see it, and many other flight machines, try to survive the plummet.[Except] The Red Bull Flugtag Ottawa-Gatineau is taking place this Saturday, July 27. There, you'll get... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Pikmin 3's Japan Sales Numbers Are In

    Pikmin 3's success is an important metric for the Wii U. The console has seen disappointing sales due to a dearth of exciting games, but Pikmin 3 could turn that around. Pikmin 3 released on Saturday July 13 in Japan, so as of today the game has been available overseas for a full week. Update: The... More
  • Blog Post: Comic-Con 2013 Attendees Have Exclusive First Look At Upcoming Nintendo Titles

    The advantages are many for the lucky, relatively few who get to attend San Diego Comic-Con. This year, attendees of Nerd Nirvana will even be able to play upcoming Nintendo titles well before release dates. Pikmin 3 , The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD , Bayonetta 2 , and Sonic Lost World are among... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Answers Investor Questions, Addresses Virtual Boy, Wii Vitality Sensor, Lay-Offs, Etc.

    Nintendo recently published a large Q and A posting on its website where stockholders were able to direct questions at the company's president Saturo Iwata and Shigeru Miyamoto. The questionnaire discusses everything from the Virtual Boy, to the food served in Nintendo's cafeteria, and the state... More
  • Blog Post: Here Are The E3 2013 Game Critics Award Nominees

    Each year, 30 North American video game publications come together to honor the best and brightest of the Electronics Entertainment Expo. In addition to the parade of exciting titles, this year sees the nomination record broken. Titanfall received bids in six categories, breaking the previous record... More
  • Blog Post: New Details On Pikmin 3 From Nintendo Direct

    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... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Creating An Animated Pikmin Series For 3DS

    In an interview, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto revealed that the company is working on a series of Pikmin animated shorts to be released digitally on the company's 3DS handheld. The news came in an article on Polygon, when Miyamoto shows writer Brian Cresente some preview footage of the cartoons... More
  • Blog Post: Pikmin 3 Will Be More Like The First Game

    Nintendo Buddha, Shigeru Miyamoto said that he didn't like the design choices made during Pikmin 2, and that the third entry will be more in line with the first Pikmin game. During a recent interview with the UKs Official Nintendo Magazine , Shigeru Miyamoto said, "Our main aim in Pikmin 2 was... More
  • Blog Post: Pikmin 3 Pushed To Q2 2013

    Pikmin 3 was scheduled to ship this coming spring, but now Nintendo says it won't arrive until Q2 2013. Back when the game was announced, Pikmin 3 was originally a "launch window" game, meaning it would arrive no later than March 2013. The new Q2 2013 release window means it now comes between... More
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