Shigeru Miyamoto himself, the man behind many great Nintendo titles such as The Legend of Zelda and Kid Icarus, took center stage today at the E3 Nintendo conference to announce one of the most long-awaited and highly-anticipated titles, Pikmin 3. I was so excited when I saw the flower-fonted “Pikmin 3” title on the big screen, I almost imploded. The new features and improvements to the basic user-interface the Wii U has brought to the game were so cute! In that awesome-saucy kind of way… yea….

Pikmin 1 and 2, to me and apparently plenty of other Nintendo fans, were both incredible games. It was sad to see a Pikmin game never make it to the Wii but waiting this long seems worth it after watching Miyamoto’s presentation. The graphics and art style have improved greatly thanks to the power of the Wii U. The ability to zoom in and out lets us finally see the full details and movements of our beloved pikmin and the environment from whence they came. Controls and actions looked incredibly fluid and seemed easy to maneuver, which is much expected from a Nintendo title. They also included new types of pikmin, The Rock Pikmin, and during the title screen, some sort of flying Pink Pikmin that were carrying things. The only disappointment is the fact that Captain Olimar is not among the four controllable characters. The reason is a “secret” at this time. Perhaps he’ll make an appearance somewhere in the story…

Last I checked, Pikmin 3 was scheduled to be one of the Wii U launch titles but I could be wrong. I’ll confirm that for all of you when more information is obtained. For now, enjoy the full Pikmin 3 presentation at the E3 conference below!


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