Pikmin 3 will feature off-TV play
Nintendo recently got into trouble for advertising that Wii U games featured off-TV play (where you can play the whole game on the GamePad), where in reality, only a few games support the feature. As a result, a Wii U TV ad was recently banned in the UK for being “misleading”.
The good news is that Nintendo has conformed that the upcoming Pikmin 3 will feature off-TV play. The news comes from Pikmin 3 designer Shigeru Miyamoto himself, saying:
“The two control sticks of Wii U GamePad will let you play this game more comfortably and, with a TV screen, the gyro sensor inside Wii Remote Plus will further help your gameplay.”
The Off-TV feature has so far only really been used in New Super Mario Bros U. Pikmin 3 will launch sometime in April, according to the latest release road map from Nintendo.