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Beautiful Pikmin 3 wallpapers

Gorgeous new Pikmin 3 wallpapers in 1080p. Bonus: official box art as well.

Nintendo has announced that Pikmin 3 will launch on August 4th this year. It’s quite a delay from the original “launch title” release date, but at least now we know when it’ll be out. The guys over at Reddit made some awesome wallpapers based on the new Pikmin 3 box art, all in glorious 1080p resolution. Check out the wallpapers below (click the images for full size). For good measure, we’ve included the Pikmin 3 box art at the end as well.

Pikmin 3 wallpapers

Pikmin 3 wallpaper 1

Pikmin 3 wallpaper 2

Pikmin 3 box art (official)

Pikmin 3 box art

Source: 1, 2

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  • ChiwawaBoi

    looks cool. does anyone think the update is coming tomorrow? rumor says.

    • Jeff

      I’m guessing yes. Cause it’s been confirmed that Virtual Console will be coming out Wednesday, and somewhere I read that would be released the day after the update. So I’m betting we’ll get the update tomorrow.

      • ChiwawaBoi

        seems legit. im only concerned because on nintendo’s website, it lists ONLY excite bike on wii u vc.

      • sdmac200600

        So wouldn’t that make it Tuesday then?

      • Only a few are true gamers

        It’s tues not wed but i can’t wait for it

    • Only a few are true gamers

      Yes it comes out tomarrow and the virtual comes out tues not wed

  • http://twitter.com/Nintendo_Nation Nintendo Nation

    im tired of waiting. damn

  • X3Charlie

    Could you imagine if these were the actual graphics.

    • bizzy gie

      The PS4 can’t even render visuals like these.

      • Ace J

        lol how come?

        • D.M.T

          Because PS4 is not a gaming PC. Sony fans are overrating the PS4 already and it hasn’t been released yet. Let’s see if PS4 can live up to all the hype, I doubt it.

          • Ace J

            what the hell are you talking about? iam asking how come it cant render these kind of graphics?

          • D.M.T

            And I answered your question. PS4 is not a gaming PC.

          • Captain~Raid

            Thank god! At least someone agrees with me.

          • Ace J

            no one said anything about it being a gaming pc in this post prior to me posting. settle down

          • Nintendofreak

            simple as you see in the pictures they aren actually in game content since these pictures used the blurring of the background to give the pikmin more attention n plus its a still picture not a game which required constant movement n refreshing n draw distance n shaders n lighting n animation n all of that shit

          • jay

            Wii gets a GINORMOUS graphics leap. Sony fans troll it.

            PS3 gets a bitsy graphics jump. Sony fans claim “teh epicness!”

          • greengecko007

            Is it better to have bad graphics and take the leap to good graphics, or have good graphics to begin with and upgrade to slightly better graphics? It’s completely opinionated, though my stance on it is that what matters is where you are currently, not how much progress you’ve made. You can make great progress and still not be good at something.

          • Elem187

            It can’t live up to the hype. Sony fanboys are saying some crazy things… the specs are going to be on par with a low end budget PC gaming rig by the time fall comes around.
            Some how they think 8gb of gDDR5 is going to make it perform processing miracles…. The CPU was originally designed by AMD for Netbooks and Tablets… The GPU is the Radeon mobile 7850… Just purchasing an average middle of the road CPU/mobo with a desktop 7850 will give 50% the processing power. Which by this fall you can build for under $500, if not already.

      • RoadyMike

        Shut up dude.You’ll start something
        Plus,these are just HD wallpapers,not gameplay snapshots

      • sdmac200600

        The PS4 is more powerful than the Wii U……..

        • D.M.T

          No one said PS4 is weaker smartass. He said even PS4 isnt powerful enough to have graphics like this.

          • sdmac200600

            Well no shit nobody said that but he was implying it. Pikmin 3 is Wii U exclusives so he was saying the PS4 cant render graphics like the Wii U…….Don’t give me that “he was talking about the wallpaper and not the actually game” because he was talking about the game itself or else the PS$ wouldn’t have even been in the comment.

          • D.M.T

            Believe whatever you want dude but i think you misunderstood what he was saying.

          • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

            You sir was implying yourself that he ditched the PS4 with his comment, but in all fairness he never said that.

            What he said is that even PS4 can’t run graphics in game like these wallpapers show while it is about Twice maybe even three times as powerfull in raw power and graphics processing as the Wii U.

            Maybe PS5/Superwii/Xbox1024 can run graphics in game like these wallpapers show, but it won’t happen until the next next gen gaming consoles, so 2018/2019 at it’s earliest.

          • PSfanboysSUCK

            Here is a true butt hurt crapstation fanboy!
            Go wine in your own forums, no one likes you here!
            $ony is a junk company just like EA that owns morons like you!

          • sdmac200600

            So you mean to tell me that ps4 is NOT more powerful than the Wii U even with it’s 8 gigs of ram, more powerful graphics card, FASTER ram, and a faster CPU? I’m a fanboy yet you can’t even see things outside of Nintendo.

          • [000]

            He didn’t say it was less powerful…

          • Nintendofreak

            he isnt saying that he is saying that people put the ps4 on a pedestal on mount Olympus like its the god of all console as powerful as a high end gaming pc..when its a low end pc n its like the upgrade from a iphone 4 to a 5

          • sdmac200600

            But that’s the thing. I wasn’t putting it on a pedestal on mount Olympus It’s fact that the Wii U is less powerful than the PS4. I never said, “The PS4 is 50 times more powerful than the Wii U” It is in fact more powerful though. Not significantly, but you can see a difference in the PS4 graphics than the graphics on the Wii U. He’s the one that blew things out of proportion.

          • Gecko Altair

            actually Wii U is better………. BECAUSE YOUR PRESIOUS DARN DANG PS4 ISNT EVEN OUT YET!!!!!!!

          • sdmac200600

            …..I never said it was worst. Dude you can’t argue facts. It is factual that the PS4 is more powerful than the Wii U. I probably won’t even get a PS4 due to how much money it will be so it’s not that precious to me. Jeez. Apparently you can’t speak facts that don’t favor Nintendo on a Nintendo site apparently.

        • uPadWatcher

          The PC is more powerful than PS4.

          • Nintedward

            The Vita is more powerfull than the 3DS , yet nobody gives a shit because the 3DS is way , way better.

          • Moshugaani

            My PC surely isn’t, lol.

          • Elem187

            Wow, you must have a REALLY old system.. The PS4 specs are pretty underwhelming in general… I mean you can build a system 50% faster than the ps4 for 500-600, and that will only come down by the time the system launches…… This is going to be the first time a new console generation is going to be started off at the low end of PC gaming.. Normally consoles surpass a high end PC for the first year or so, and the ps4/nextbox are releasing onpar with a low end budget gaming pc…. this generation will be won by the PC (Oculus Rift is coming next year for PC’s, and consoles wont get it until next next gen)

          • Nintendofreak

            mine neither

          • sdmac200600

            Lol. I am aware of that.

          • tronic307

            Yes but no where near as efficient or tightly integrated. Plus, developers know the exact specs when developing for a console, while PC specs are a moving target.

            While I usually prefer the PC version of multiplatform games, reserving the consoles for exclusives only, it doesn’t seem like the choice would be so easy if I had a PS4. I’ve also bought some Wii U versions of games I already own on PC, for the GamePad experience and for comparison’s sake.

      • DemonRoach

        It most likely could.

        • http://www.mpt-online.eu/ Sylux

          err… No. Not even my pc can run such graphics yet it beats ps4 in pretty much every aspect.

      • Jimmy D. Fugate

        I don’t think we will see graphics like this ’til 4K becomes the norm…maybe 9th generation.

        • jay

          These graphics have NOTHING to do with 4K.

          4K is a resolution. I can already view the above images on my 1080p iMac.

          • Pikachief

            I’m pretty sure he was just using 4k as a time frame estimate. Like around the same time 4k becomes standard, that is probably around the same time we’ll have console graphics like that.

        • Neilandio

          It won’t become the norm for a LONG time.

        • http://twitter.com/ChrisHeskin Chris Heskin

          wow you sure are dense.

          • Jimmy D. Fugate

            Is this sithWiiU?

      • jkalyj

        Can someone explain why everyone is trying to compare two different types of digital Media …

      • greengecko007

        Can the PS4 render highly detailed character models and objects immediately close to the foreground, while also blurring everything else that isn’t in focus? Actually, it probably could. But who would want to make a game like that? It would look awful.

        • bizzy gie

          You don’t understand. Yes. The back is blurred, but that’s only for image sake. If this were live motion, there might be some close ups like this in cut scenes, but the back wouldn’t be blurred throughout WHOLE game. I’m surprised someone would think that. I was talking about the images we can see that aren’t blurred.

    • DragonSilths

      With the delay who knows. The current graphics are close enough to this.

      • iPedro1000

        I agree. I think the game was ready but given the need to show that the WiiU is indeed capable of next gen graphics, they sent it back to refine and improve.
        We’ve seen gameplay and already the world in which the game takes place is not too far off this. Imagine what it’ll look like when finally released. I think we’re going to be happy Nintendo took their time and we’re going to get an awe inspiring game.

      • DragonSilths

        Seems to be a bunch of Nintendo haters and trolls who hide in the shadows and thumbs down comments.

    • jay

      …. imagine

    • greengecko007

      Kind of comparing apples to oranges. While these are certainly gorgeous pictures, the graphics we’ve seen for Pikmin 3 are much better. These pretty wallpapers have all the detail in the foreground, with the focus on the pikmin. This is a photography technique to make a picture look good. However, imagine playing pikmin 3 with the blurred background and horrible rendering distance like this wallpaper. It would suck right? Only being able to see HD pikmin running around in a blurry environment.

      Long story short, Pikmin 3 has great graphics, and these are great wallpapers, but you can’t really compare the two that much.

    • Neilandio

      I wouldn’t like that.

  • SYates

    I’ve never actually been a big fan of (or played) the Pikmin games… But damnit, these wallpapers are too beautiful to say no to!

    • Jordan Combs

      exacty same here about everything

    • D.M.T

      Well you can’t really be a big fan of games you’ve never played

      • jay

        haha beat me to it!

      • Guest

        I wasn’t saying I was a fan now. I was just saying that the wallpapers were beautiful!

        • SYates

          Sorry. My bad, I didn’t get what you were saying. Silly me!

  • Shadriczo

    All i know (and others) is that the game will rated E 10+ for Everyone 10 and up..just like the last pikmin games.

    • AAAkabob

      Wow you must be some kind of wizard-.-

      • Shadriczo

        Did i studder to make you say something like that? : It was a random comment and nothing else.

    • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

      I think it’ll be M

      • Shadriczo

        You don’t say?

        • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

          I do say

    • D.M.T

      Tell us something we don’t know already.

      • Shadriczo

        What does that suppose to mean? I only just made a random comment, geez. Don’t treat me like i’m a troll dude, cause that’s not what I am.

  • ronaldco91

    Beautiful.

  • ZakAttack7

    They look like they’ve been caught doing something a little cheeky… awesome wallpapers though, I love the art style ;)

  • uPadWatcher

    Beautiful!

  • Sdudyoy

    Man Pikmin are cute!

  • Nintedward

    Dat . Freaking . Box art :/ . I’m in love with it. I can’t believe this game got delayed >:( . It’s the one game the Wiiu needed RIGHT NOW (a AAA first party exclusive) . Wonderfull 101 better get its ass out before June ends , I swear to god.

  • Michael Ngo

    That’s what I HATE about gaming these days. It’s always all the “dark and gloomy” types of realistic graphics; never these “bright and colorful” realistic graphics. People these days just fail so bad.

    • Nintedward

      I prefer the look of Skyward sword than almost the entire PS3 and 360 library. I love the art style of Skyward sword , it’s masterfully done rather than just some assholes with a lot of money trying to make ”realistik graffiks”

    • Nintendofreak

      i loved the dark gloomy graphics of majoras mask n twilight princess

      • Michael Ngo

        this is EXACTLY what I mean. It cannot be any more stereotypical than this.

        • Nintendofreak

          i also loved the ww even thought it looked like a cartoon i just want a loz that is more majoras or twilight like or a sequel

  • jay

    For anyone who’s never played Pikmin the “cuteness” factor wears off as soon as the first Bulborb attacks and you’re running for your life in terror.

  • Joel

    Almost looks real!

  • Tecpedz94

    STFUUUU ALL OF YOU WITH THATS MORE POWERFUL THAN THAT !!!! You’re all like freaken children Jesus !!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/huzefa39 Huzefa Javed

    There is another Pikmin type hiding in the foreground (bottom left) of the first Wallpaper and in the Box Art :)

    • Cerus98

      That’s just a red pikmin inside a jar. It looks slightly different because of the distortion effect of the glass.

  • Captain~Raid

    What is this, Modern Warfare with ranting over what Handheld/Console is more powerful?!

    Come on guys (Including the trolls), at least wait until the Sony/Nintendo Conference in June. (5.2 weeks from now) Then you can slate who is Superior and who is not, cause this is Bull-shit of what I’m seeing in this chat. (just like over at Mynintendonews.com which is far more worse.)

  • Cerus98

    Lets just hope its not another 9 years before P4 comes out. I can wait four more months for P3 but a decade between games is too much.

  • DragonSilths

    If anyone is wondering about the Nintendo Network being on the cover its because we can take screenshots from the Pikmins point of view and post them on Miiverse.

  • Ducked

    Whats not beautiful about Pikmin?

  • Only a few are true gamers
  • bizzy gie

    Uh oh. Whoops. Did not mean to start a war. It was a complement. Just thought the picture looked good. Uh… so I guess this will lighten the mood (hopefully): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJTBPdVpdMc

  • heavenshitman1

    Just viewed this article, lol found it funny how some WiiU wall paper edits spurred a PS4 debate.
    PS4 games will look gorgeous and pretty, but half its genres will be stuck in the past with its controllers (dual-analogue FPSs anyone?) Cost a fortune, and be matched up by 720 in almost everyway. Sony have one hell of a fight to take on. Especially considering Vitas got its ass whipped
    History has almost exclusively shown, the highest powered systems never win

  • http://www.facebook.com/benjamin.moberly Benjamin Moberly

    This is now my wallpaper.

    • Gecko Altair

      me too!

  • http://people.ign.com/returnofthetruth2 ReturnoftheTruth2

    If the graphics can look like that, I would have bought a Wii U! Now, it’s too little, too late. Now I see the Wii U as a bad investment.

    • [000]

      So, you’re saying the Wii U is a failure, and you only cared about the graphics. Where is it written down in stone that the Wii U is a failure? Are you from the future? How do you know that it can’t still succeed? You don’t know that until it happens. Go ahead and think its bad investment, but just remember that things can always change, for the better or worse. The Wii U is having trouble now, as you and everyone else knows, but that isn’t a reason to completely ignore the possibility of success.

      • http://people.ign.com/returnofthetruth2 ReturnoftheTruth2

        Advanced graphics at least show the user that the system is new. I posted a link before that said flat out that the Wii U is a failure and it flopped. Forecasters do not even factor the Wii U into gaming for 2013. Now need to know the future as the present says it all. You even admit that it has flopped, only you put publicist spin on the wording. Things CAN change, but things cannot ALWAYS change. You fail at spin and lies. You tell lies in between hype. It’s over. Let Nintendo use it’s money to get it together with a real system, only they will be playing even deeper catch up.

        • heavenshitman1

          Vita was praised to dominate, it’s being whipped. PS3 had the same hype as PS4 now. Again PS3 was praised as the future, out sold by 10s of millions , and much sooner, PS3 sales only came through the last couple years. PS4 will start slow cause Sonys whole user base JUST lashed out on PS3 recently. 3DS was destined by all as a failure system, its absolutely peaking in success.

          And absolutely no forcasters of any description ever hinted they’d forget the WiiU in 2013. I got a WiiU and decent PC. Way too much gaming too look forward to. My biggest issue isn’t enough time to get into em all.
          Its a slower than Wii, launch, but its got loads of pros going for it. Modest performance is its only limitation

          Learn ur facts before u rant

          • http://people.ign.com/returnofthetruth2 ReturnoftheTruth2

            I have already research my facts which why I wrote what I wrote. What you wrote was fantasy trying to keep hope alive. Sony did not sell to it’s total fan base with the PS3, some just could not afford the price or did not have an HDTV. The PS4 has my attention. If MS has the always on and some other things, then the PS4 will be my system – and a first Sony system purchase for me.

            You Nintendo people can never argue about the present and future, you always go off-topic from the past and about handhelds. Handhelds are for a different market. I don’t care about them. If Nintendo could only focus on why the Wii U has flopped, they could make changes.

          • heavenshitman1

            Well, if you’re so smart and into the relavent facts, go and say it openly in ur posts
            Answer which (home console) system sold way and beyond the competition? State ur answer numerically.

            Which company has had fewest operating losses in all their history?

            When it comes to technology advancements, who’s following/copying who? (hell even the dual-shock controller was Sony responding to N64 generations ago)

            Fact is. Nintendo games are so good most the time, that they compete against games running on hardware 4 times as powerful. Nintendo achieves more with less.

            At this stage there are few confirmed details one 720 or even PS4, they’re not set to win anything, ppl are just praising hype. Everyone is simply dreaming PS4 will be better. There’s little to confirm it

          • http://people.ign.com/returnofthetruth2 ReturnoftheTruth2

            Who has more 3rd party publishers which equals more games? Case closed.

          • heavenshitman1

            That was a pretty hefty argument lol. Thanks for coveniently avoiding all my questions. 3rd party publishers doesn’t mean everything. As it stands much software u’ll get on ur PS4, I could probably get on my PC, and run it better. As PS4 is looking to stand, it wouldn’t be capable of running certain Wii titles, eg Wii fit, purely as an example. FPSs will be primarily dual-analogue, which is generations old play style for that genre type.
            Search up the ‘Splinter Cell Blacklist WiiU’ trailer, its a demo of what WiiU will be capable of, that 720 and PS4 may never be.
            Not definition of WiiU being best, but having such elaborate features for such vastly less money

  • Jon

    I am surprised that they never announced the VC being released on Tuesday

    • Captain~Raid

      They did, about a few days ago

      Source: Mynintendonews.com

      • Jon

        I mean on this website

  • Krzysztof Bobkowski

    I guess they could do those beautiful background graphics because characters themselves are not too complicated in terms of processing power.

  • B**ch ain’t one

    They should make a Pikmin Cartoon. They are really suitable!

  • Fred

    How can you have a picture in 1080p? If it was a video yes, but the p is meaningless for a stillshot!!!

  • Nookling

    Love it. This game is going to have awesome looks!