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One hour of Pikmin 3 gameplay footage


Pikmin 3 is now out in Japan, where Wii U owners finally get to enjoy one of the most anticipated Wii U launch titles. Yes, Pikmin 3 was supposed to be a Wii U launch title. That was a long time ago. Nintendomination has over an hour of Pikmin 3 footage in full HD, with the beginning of the game and the first few missions. Of course, this means that it contains spoilers and what not, so if you’re getting Pikmin 3 when it’s released in the US (August 4th) or Europe (July 26th), you might not want to watch the whole thing. Rest assured, Pikmin 3 is looking like a great and fun Wii U strategy game.

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  • Nintedward

    Looks like by far the best game on the Wiiu yet and probably the best game the system will get this year… And that is saying something because there is a good few other awesome Wiiu games coming out this year!

    • [000]

      It’ll definitely keep me busy until then. Also, on another note, there are some really good 3DS games lately.

      • Nintedward

        ”really good” is an understatement πŸ˜› . Pokemon X and Y and LOZ: A Link Between Worlds!!!

        2 absolute epic must buys.

        • Clel

          Perhaps the biggest reason I haven’t gotten a 3DS is that my fingers are too long and my hands too big. I got a 3DS for my cousin, so that’s why I was able to try it.

          But say one day my hands shrink, what games should I get? XD

          • XroyD

            Maybe an XL?

          • [000]

            If you don’t want an XL, maybe if you got a circle pad pro your hands would have more to grip.

          • Nintedward

            That’s the reason I upgraded to an XL. The XL’s screen has a lower PPI which makes jaggies slightly more apparent
            but the 3D effect is much deeper and better on the XL.
            The main benefit of the XL though is how comfortable it is.

            Games to recommend ? I don’t know where to start ! xD
            Here’s a list of the absolute best games I’ve played on 3DS that I would recomend.

            Ocarina 3D , Starfox 3D , Pilotwings resort (cheap now and awesome) , SF4 3D , Mario Kart 7 , 3D land , Tales of Abyss , Resident evil revelations , Kingdom hearts ddd , Luigi’s Mansion 2 , Fire emblem Awakening , Virtues Last Reward , Animal crossing New leaf.

            And there is TONS and I mean TONS more also…

          • Clel

            Oh.

            BAD CLEL *hits self on head* BAD, STUPID!

            So then I’ll probably get one eventually πŸ˜€

          • ICHI

            You should there are some great games mentioned here and that’s not including the eshop classics. I have pretty big hands and found the original 3DS uncomfortable but got an XL this year and its the best handheld I have ever owned. More to play than I can afford to buy.

          • On that list of yours I would like to add Castlevania LoS: Mirror of Faith, Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (yes also available on wiiu, personally owning 3DS version and it plays super smooth on 3DS as well), Kid Icarus: Uprising and to many upcoming games to write down, will be an insane list then, so yeah to Clel, get a 3DS xl if you don’t have a 3DS allready like in your case.

            Got mine late last year, best purchase in a while imo, worth every euro spent on it.

          • Destructonator101

            Those games, are why 3DS kicks Vita in the balls.

          • XroyD

            LOL

      • Ducked

        There sure are. Pokemon X/Y, Mario Party 3D, and Rune Factory 4.

  • Linskarmo

    It looks great! Not too easy to understand the menu, but the visuals are fantastic.

    • [000]

      I’m really wondering if the character voicing was real voice acting, or gibberish like in Animal Crossing. Although I don’t speak Japanese, it sounded like it was real voice acting, which would be really cool in my opinion.

      • Sdudyoy

        I’ve heard it only has real voice acting in the opening, I just wish we could get a Zelda game with full voice acting.

      • Nintedward

        Animal crossing is real words that are sped up by like 50 lol.

        Listen really hard and you can here them say certain words that are in the text.

        • Linskarmo

          I thought I could hear a few words in NL, but I hold B the entire time now. That makes the sound uber-fast.

          • Nintedward

            Yep! When they say ”yes yes” it’s most apparent… but every word is the same.

          • Linskarmo

            I recently tried to catch the words, but they go incredibly fast! Short words like “who” are easiest to understand, but if you don’t try really hard it does all sound like gibberish.

  • Clel

    Must… not… watch…

    • [000]

      Well that was simultaneous. I like the way you think.

  • [000]

    MUST. NOT. WATCH. CAN’T. SPOIL. THE GAME.
    ……. Ok, maybe just a quick peek
    …WHAT HAVE I DONE, I CAN’T STOP WATCHING.

    • Clel

      LOL We really did post at the exact same time.

    • MetroidZero

      Me, when it came to Brawl.

      • Not Here

        c’mon, don’t you remember? you said we were going to live a life together.

    • Nintendofan

      I can’t stop watching either. Still trying to figure out why anybody would be excited for this piece of garbage.

      • Destructonator101

        Games are for enjoyment, to be fun, and this game here is a good example of that. But I think you would why we are excited and understand if you had played any of the Pikmin games.

        Obviously have not.

        • Nintendofan

          He is a douchebag. I hope his face gets stuck in a iron toaster

      • fireheartis1

        Shut up troll enough said!!!

        • Nintendofan

          ow… you are such a cute little nerd πŸ™‚ teehee
          If anything, you’re the troll for trying to kill a discussion

          • XroyD

            Come on BRO! I know you are one of those…

            http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m5wbkkPaAQ1rqdw1e.png

          • Nintendofan

            … wow, you’re an idiot! I don’t even have a ps3. I do have a Wii U, though.

            I’m just not very enthusiastic about Pikmen 3, cuz I found the franchise pretty boring. Apparently that makes me trolling. Retards like you make me ashamed of owning a Wii U.

          • Nintendofan

            stfu… You’re not a real nintendo fan. So get the fuck out of here!!! People like you piss me off. Nintendo is the best gaming company in history, and the gamepad is fucking awsome.

          • Jon

            if it’s boring, why even read an article/watch a video of it and bother even making a post? Seems like a waste of time for you if you ask me so why even bother?

          • Nintendofan

            I watched the video to see if it was interesting. It was not, does that mean I’m not allowed to express my opinion?
            It also seems to me you are wasting your time on my post. And so am I on yours…

          • Jon

            well, I am just saying why bother if you found the entire franchise boring.

          • XroyD

            Ohhhhh! U MAD BRO? WoW… Calm down buddy… Just, breathe! you called me a retard and an idiot? LOL, Come on son, I just made you dance like a PUPPET!

            http://www.consolegames.ro/forum/attachments/f7-console-news/198232d1371710175-microsoft-isi-regandeste-strategia-privind-urmatorul-xbox-lol-umad-bro1gqf.jpg

          • david jarman

            You flat out stated in the way you did to stimulate response and to feed your need to have a reason to bash those that do not agree with you. The fact you called someone a nintendrone suggests you are just trolling. Ashley please stick to the banning!

          • NkoSekirei

            how about u stfu troll

          • XroyD

            We need to troll him as well!

          • Nintendofan

            I’ll think about it while doing your dad from behind πŸ™‚

            pfft.. nintendrones are so fucking annoying. I’m actually considering to give my Wii U away just to be sure I’m not associated with you. You’re a fucking embarrassment to the entire community. Sure, you’re thriving on wiiudaily, but nowhere else.

      • Not Here

        you don’t have to do this man I love you

      • Not Here

        you don’t have to do this man… I love you

      • Not Here

        I love embarrassing you

      • Not Here

        just trying to clarify

    • peterson

      THE GAME IS WICKED!!!! Nintendo DID IT AGAIN. Their games keeps making you coming back playing the game, something I couldn’t find on another system, even my own PS3.

  • XroyD
  • I’ll watch the video later, no plans whatsoever to buy Pikmin 3 anyway so it doesn’t matter to me, not my kind of game so no worries for me to watch it, only problem will be whether or not I can seal my lips and not spoil it to the people who will buy it πŸ˜›

    Nah that’s nonsense I can shut my mouth and not spoil anything, I’m curious to see the game in action though, probably won’t watch the whole hour either…

    • wow downvoted allready that’s pretty sad, is it a crime if one person says that he is not interested in what is called the most anticipated game on WiiU? I geuss it really is, within 30 mins the Pikmin police at my door? Seriously. Damn I feel sorry for the real haters. Anyway it’s MY opinion people, I’m not saying the pikmin lovers are stupid, Pikmin IS a great game in general but it’s also not my kind of game, is that so hard to take in that there are people who don’t like certain games? I guess it is.

      O well gotta live with being downvoted when there is one first party game someone doesn’t like, okay 2 then not to fond on Mario 3D games either, prefer the 2D classics, so yeah downvote as much as you need, but one persons opinion does not say anything about a whole game think about that.

      • kenny Johnson

        Downvotes because why bother commenting on a video for a game you’re not interested in? Just to “hear” yourself “talk?”

      • DereX

        Why are you so upset about a few down votes? Is your perfect reputation going to be tarnished?

        All it means is that people disagree with what you are saying… It would be a miracle if you said something like that and people didn’t disagree.

  • Ducked

    This brings back so much nostalgia. I remember the advertisements for Pikmin and Pikmin 2 back in the GameCube days.

    God I can’t wait! Okay maybe I can.

  • Mark

    I must say, the game amazing. I’ve never really played Pikmin before, but the game looks interesting so it’s gonna be a buy for me.

  • WellWisher

    I’ll wait for a metascore on this one. I can never tell whether I like RTS from watching video. 1 & 2 were good but not must haves for me.

    • Baum γ€Œγƒ„γƒͺー」

      Yeah so you decide wether you like a game by metascore, huh? Seems to be way easier that way than with videos …

      • WellWisher

        RTS are different for some reason. Like I love Starcraft II, but didn’t realise I would until I played it. Watching Youtube videos didn’t really help. Also, videos contain spoilers. Why is waiting for a Metascore to make an informed purchasing decision a bad thing? It gives me a clear indication of quality without spoiling anything in the game for me.

        • sd

          I would be cautious about buying it based on metascore. ZombiU got some average scores but to some people it was amazing. For me I played a demo of Monster Hunter U and wasnt keen. Based on metascore and other peoples opinion I bought the game anyway. Nearly 10 hours later i still didnt like the game. The good metascore didnt help me with that and i really wanted to like it.

          • WellWisher

            I think it depends on whether you like the genre. I like RTS games so a really high metascore can sway my decision to buy this. I don’t like hardcore RPGs and I tried the Monster Hunter U demo and didn’t like it, so I won’t buy the full version.

  • Madmagican

    I REEEAALLY want to watch this but I also have been trying to go into Pikmin 3 as blind as possible
    Entering next level will-power

    • Destructonator101

      just skip the first 20-30 minutes

  • raiden777

    Soon, nintendo should make a free to play version for casual gamers. It will download like hot cakes on eshop

    • Destructonator101

      Replace steel diver with pikmin!!!

  • $39063977

    from what i’ve seen…not my style. looks and feels a bit childish to my tastes. the boss fight looked pretty good and for some reason gave me a dose of nostalgia…link to the past boss 2 i believe. so that was nice. the rest….meh

    miyamoto creates wonderful worlds though. i’m sure the game will have its own purpose to keep you motivated and enthusiastic most way through…just doesn’t ring the bells for me.

    graphics are 1080p hence pretty sharp. still don’t look immersive…just some sharp textures sitting there in passive mode. the environment is deadly dead…the only responses are some basic predefined affects e.g. all that rock and glass shattering and no remains after? i was expecting to see footsteps and mad allover, grass damaged and all kinds of environment reactions.

  • TheImaj

    Looks way too fresh..

  • Andrew Gonzalez

    I want this now!!!

  • Destructonator101

    Why doesn’t Nintendo make a 3DS version of Pikmin 3?!

    • XroyD

      It would not sell Wii Us at all

      • Destructonator101

        I know but, it was an idea…

  • Destructonator101

    Why do I see Australia on that map in the video at about 20:11, merged with some other continent to make one big continent?

  • Destructonator101

    Video says in 1080p, video starts with default 360p.

    • kenny Johnson

      I think thats the YouTube default. you can hit the options button to change it

      • Destructonator101

        I know, BUT THE VIDEO AND PAGE TITLE LIED!

  • RARE

    This game has never ever appealed to me, but I loved the mini game for Nintendoland. Its actually my favorite one! But still I couldn’t imagine why I would buy a full retail game of Pikmin. But I watched the first 3 minutes of actual gameplay…and I totally get it. And I want this game very badly now.

    • sd

      Yeah i preordered not being sure about the game. no appeal for me, but no other games to buy. Looking forward to it now.

  • Mark Thom

    Guys What do u think of the Graphics!

    • sd

      I think it looks pretty good. There are a few clips I have seen previously that I actually had short wow moments. Othertimes the graphics are just good and nice.

    • $39063977

      ok. i was expecting way more, even for a starter in hd. the environment is very static. i don’t find that eminent of next gen graphics, at all. we are back to square one with nintendo.

    • discuss

      Clearly this game wasn’t intentionally designed for HD.
      These graphics aren’t next gen.

      • Destructonator101

        Bloody hell mate. You need to think. If ‘next-gen’ to you means realistic, then you’re not going to get it from a pikmin or mario game are you? Their style cannot be made to look real. Example- Mario has an unrealistic moustache, so try to make that unrealistic-ness realistic.

        • discuss

          You are the one who needs to think. I never even said next-gen means realistic and yet you base your entire post on it.

          • Destructonator101

            80 per cent of people think that way when they hear ‘next gen’, just go to IGN and you’ll see.

            And, ‘a whole post’ based on something I assumed that you thought based on what many people say about next gen, and it wasnt a big post either…

          • discuss

            I’m 99% sure those 80% are based on a 90~100% subjective opinion.

  • Vialtoclef

    I really hope this game is longer than Pikmin 2! Without the caves, I can’t see how 4 or 5 overworlds will match the length of that game. Also, the goal isn’t as clear as Pikmin 2…

  • Joey Perez

    looks great and fun… not bad at all nintendo im excited to play this i hope its a loong game so i can sulk in it for a bit before mario 3d world comes out πŸ™‚ what else is coming by december?

    • Vialtoclef

      The Wonderful 101, Rayman Legends, Windwaker HD, and some eShop games are.

      • Joey Perez

        Rayman is not for me sooo I guess just 101… And waiting for windwaker

        • Guest

          For me Pikmin 3, Splinter cell blacklist, Wonderful 101, Zelda WW, Donkey Kong, Mario 3d land and and randomly an xbone with dead rising 3.

          • Joey Perez

            Donkey Kong is by x mas ?

    • NkoSekirei

      u should play injustice best fighting game ever and im still trying to unlock all the cool stuff and the dlc is also epic too but seriously i got at least 8 wii u games preordered:assassin creed 4,splinter cell blacklist,wind waker,rayman legends,watch dogs,sonic lost world,batman arkham origins, and bayonetta 2 so im set till next year

      • Joey Perez

        That’s a one lineup any true gander can appreciate

  • Josiah Parsons

    I miss Olimar. πŸ™

  • Arnold Pain

    Awesome! This will be my first Pikmin game. I skipped the first two, but I think now is time to give it a go.

    • Destructonator101

      You skipped the first two… well you missed out on a lot then. Just saying.

  • Nicolas Dorion

    does it really takes 1 month to translate the game?

    • Fuzunga

      No, I’m sure it takes longer than that. Meaning it’s probably been done for a while. Meaning WHY ISN’T IT OUT NOW!?

  • sd

    Out of curiousity is there anyone reading this that doesnt currently own a Wii U. If so are you planning to buy a wiiu to play pikmin 3?

  • Bj

    I have never played pikmin, but im getting a wii u next week ,and I don’t know which game to get for it. Me and my girlfriend play games together can anyone tell me which is the best 2 player game out, for wii u and do I need to buy a wii mote to play this game. The gamepad seems like its not made for this type of game.

    • Jon

      Well, definitely get the deluxe one that comes with Nintendo Land which I found to be a fun little game, single player games where an extra person could do things to help you out or you can do multiplayer games with her:) And if you have an extra $30-$40 you can get the one that comes with Nintendo Land Plus Zombie U and a pro controller which I say is a good bargain, pay an extra $30-$40 for like a $100 worth of stuff. But for other games for multiplayer, NSMBU is a pretty good casual game and the multiplayer on this game looks pretty good πŸ™‚

    • Destructonator101

      I think that Nintendo Land is the best 2 player+ game out, and if you are looking for online multiplayer, I dont think you can go past Mass Effect 3, which doesn’t have a 2 player co-op, but it certainly has great online functionality. NSMBU has good multiplayer also, but I think that it cannot live up to the multiplayer as expected and Nintendo Land is just such a good game. So buy the Premium Wii U, and you will get Nintendo Land as a pack in. Also getting 32 gig of storage and the other accessories and the pack in Nintendo Land is so worth buying instead of the Basic Wii U.

  • Nintendofan

    This game looks freaking awsome. Can’t wait.
    Pretty sure this is the turning point for the Wii U we all have been waiting for πŸ˜€ Suck it, haters!

  • John Madsen

    Bad news though i though you guys should know this but pikmin 3 has to be connected to the internet 24/7 in order to function there is a youtube video from lukemoris explaning what happened the first time he launched the game and it doesnt look good at all it asked him for a hidden update installation then installed a system update then installed a unknown update then installed a game update after which when he launched the game was greeted with a message saying that pikmin 3 had to be connected to the internet 24/7 in order to function and the game would like to auto start the wii u from time to time to update itself and when he selected no it told him that the games online features would not function unless he agreed and then it goes back to the system desktop.

    • Z4rp4x

      I can not believe you’ve really taken the time to write such a thing. I take off my hat in front of such futility Sir…

    • Destructonator101

      Who gives a fuck. What else it going to say if he said no. What a waste of time.