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New Pikmin 3 trailer introduces the Pikmin types

For those of you excited about the release of Pikmin 3, Nintendo have released a new trailer showcasing the many different types of pikmin you’ll have at your disposal. All the traditional pikmin are shown off, including the new rock and winged type pikmin. Let us know what you think about the trailer below and whether or not you’ll be picking it up once it’s released on August 4th.

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  • IncubatedDucks

    I thought there were more new pikmin that wasn’t shown yet?

  • Schultz38

    Huge Pikmin fan since the first one years ago. Pre-ordered this one over a month ago.

    That being said, I’m a little disappointed with the Pikmin types in this game. The rock Pikmin just feel like purple pikmin with a new coat of paint. And where’s the white Pikmin? I thought they flowed very well in Pikmin 2. :|

    Oh well. Not that big of a deal. Pink Pikmin are awesome and the game is gorgeous. So not trying to complain, just my thoughts. I’m sure the game will be amazing and I’ll love it. xD

    • Noteak

      The wierd thing is if you look at the japanese wallpaper for pikmin 3 they have the purple and white one in the background?

      • PS4/WiiU

        Weird. I just saw the Japanese box art and it looks exactly the same as the American one except with purple and white pikmin added

        • Baum 「ツリー」

          Both of them are in challenge mode. But that doesn’t explain, why they should be on the cover…

    • Matthew

      Like I said before:

      Rock pikmin aren’t completely like purple pikmin. Purple are 10X strength and do 2X damage. Rocks do 1.5X damage, break crystals, and can’t be crushed. They are only similar by wind resitance.

  • Noteak

    Noooo! Where’s the pikmin from the 2nd game, white was poison resistant, and purple who is basicaly the rock pikmin. But serouisly I am a huge pikmin fan and this is the only wii u game I am probably getting this year.

    • IncubatedDucks

      The purple and white pikmin aren’t available through story mode, only challenge mode.

      • Noteak

        ok i thought they were going to be completely written off but this is better.

    • Matthew

      Rock pikmin aren’t completely like purple pikmin. Purple are 10X strength and do 2X damage. Rocks do 1.5X damage, break crystals, and can’t be crushed. They are only similar by wind resitance.

      • Noteak

        O, That makes more sence.

  • iPedro1000

    These are the kind of ads that Nintendo needs to run! Flood the airwaves with exclusive games. I’d add “Only on the New WiiU” to reinforce that it’s a new console. Pitch the games and the console will sell itself.

    • FoxMulder900

      Agreed! More ads need to have the textual descriptions like this too, it gets across the depth of the game a little more. At any rate, i’m so excited for this game!!

    • fireheartis1

      This is true man. The only reason I bought the original Wii was because of those Wii would like to play ads. It made the Wii look awesomely fun and so when the Wii came out I bought one right away. Nintendo made the mistake of thinking the Wii name in the Wii U is going to sell the system, but a lot of people are still happy with the Wii, and they aren’t going to pick up the Wii U until they see more advertisement for it. Sad to say, but people are still confused and think the Wii U is a new accessory for the Wii. Nintendo needs to fix this and get those advertisements out like now.

  • RockieOllie

    1 more month! i’m so ready for this game!

    • Clel

      MY PIKMIN ARE READY

      • Michael Ocampo

        I believe you meant to say their bodies are ready? ^-^

      • WolfgangAmadeusMozart

        I feel just like a purple pikmin !

        • Matthew

          Problem is, there is no purple pikmin in story mode, just in mission mode. It is confirmed.

          • Noteak

            Where are people getting this news, was it in one of the articles and I missed it?

          • Matthew

            I got it from the japanese website, and other news about pikmin I get from directs.

  • david jarman

    I’m so in love with this game and The Wonderful 101.

  • Linskarmo

    Looks great. These kinds of ads are good for passing on information.

  • Jack5221

    Cant wait to get my copy! MY BODY IS READY!!

  • Josiah Parsons

    I’m surprised the winged pikmin didn’t get more talk. he was in every single trailer.

  • Baum 「ツリー」

    The ad’s actually several days old :P

    But I really love that kind of advertisement Nintendo does now in Europe

  • wober2

    Nice nintendo Uk, where is the Nintendo of America marketing effort :D. Everything I have been hearing lately from nintendo has been Iwata, miyamoto, and reggie being interviewed or investor Q&A. Where is the marketing?

    • Ice Climbers

      The NA marketing should be coming soon enough.

    • sd

      I actually did something odd last night and emailed nintendo asking them when they would actually market this console. I gave them some tips of what to do for free as well ( i.e. show game footage, not people with gamepads). Cant believe their efforts so far.

      • wober2

        I loved the video before launch with the “nondescript action figure”. What happened to that nintendo that seemed to know its adult audience with quirky humor. It is interesting that a huge company would be sooo quiet when one vocal social media campaign can be run by one person…

        • sd

          Exactly. All you need is someone to leave breadcrumbs on social media. If done right the hype is free. Even xbox had a huge amount of hype over their poor DRM policies. This made people aware of the new console. Now with a reversal it will sell as people know about it.

  • audi lover

    Aint it released on 26th july in uk thats what it says on amazon

    • sd

      Should be yes.

    • companyoflosers

      is it coming out in the uk before the US? odd considering its usually the other way around because amazon says august 4th in the US

      • audi lover

        YEAH IT IS 26TH OF JULY FOR UK SAME AS SMBLU

  • Michael Ocampo

    I just realized that the wonderful 101 is kinda like pikmin in which you’re the captain and command 100 people to battle

    • sd

      I have preordered pikmin, never played one before and I really want it to be good. But i want w101 more that game looks great.

      • Michael Ocampo

        Pikmin 3 seems like a must have to me but I recommend playing the first 2 before it comes out because those were awesome as well

  • Toadlord

    This game not being out is the only reason I have not bought a Wii U yet. Does anyone think there will be a chance of a bundle in North America upon release?

    • companyoflosers

      probably not a bundle but the console is already 100 less than a ps4 will be and 200 less than the xbox one so its not like spending 60 bucks more on the game will be a bank breaker. there are plenty of other fun games though that could have held you over until pikmin came out.

  • companyoflosers

    so are we assuming that white pikmin are gone along with the other extra types we saw in 2? i think there were those mini bulborb things acting like pikmin. rock pikmin obviously replace purple pikmin but other than changing their look, is there any difference exactly?

    • Matthew

      Well before I knew that white and purple were only in mission mode….

      Rock pikmin aren’t completely like purple pikmin. Purple are 10X strength and do 2X damage. Rocks do 1.5X damage, break crystals, and can’t be crushed. They are only similar by wind resitance.

      But they will not be available in story mode.

      • companyoflosers

        you could get white and purple pikmin in the story. you cant make a bunch like you can with the regular three colors but if you find a white or purple flower you can throw pikmin in and make white or purple in the story. you usually find these flowers in underground caves. i assume a similar system will be available to make flying and rock type pikmin. i also assume rock pikmin will be fire proof but i could be wrong. having said this, we still dont have any denial or confirmation of the reappearance of white or purple pikmin in this next game. and again, i think it would be a bit of a let down if players couldnt use the two new types in the story like the previous game did.

        • timehacker11

          Have you not seen any of the 2013 game-play from the directs? Because clearly winged (pink) and Rock Pikmin have onions. When you get their onions, they fuse into the Onion they have and thus that’s why you see only one “Master” onion.

          • companyoflosers

            well thanks for letting me know. still doesnt answer my original question about whether or not they are getting rid of white and purple. though what you have said raises another question. if theres a “master” onion how does it decide hw many flying and how many rock pikmin it makes. is it random? is it 50-50? can you actually specify? or maybe set a desired ratio that you want?

          • Matthew

            Look I know you thought I didn’t know that I have both pikmin games. I do know that you get less purples and whites by flowers or by their original name candypop buds. In pikmin 3 however, they will be only in mission mode confirmed by Japanese website. There is a master onion. However you have to add each pikmin’s onion to make it combined. Getting rocks or flying pikmin will be like the original three; sprouting them. They also have there own colored pellets too.

            By the way I know you thought I was talking about pikmin 2. I wrote challenge mode instead of mission mode.Edited it now.

          • Matthew

            And I have 100℅ both games. 100 purples was an easy task. White and purple pikmin just left because purples are overpowered and are nothing like rocks, rocks are less broken, and to keep variety in Pikmin 3.

        • Matthew

          Oh, rock pikmin aren’t fireproof.

          • companyoflosers

            weird considering rocks dont typically catch on fire. odd logic nintendo XD

          • Matthew

            If you think about it, it makes sense. Volcanoes have lava, melted rock. Also, most hazards endanger pikmin leaves. Fire burns them, water suffocates them, and poison also suffocates them.

          • companyoflosers

            yes but not all fire is as hot as lava. then again it is just a game, i dont suppose they will be considering the properties of rocks and their flammability in development XD

  • Joyous Killer

    So…. No Purple and White Pikmin?

    • Matthew

      Nope. Only in mission mode.

      • Joyous Killer

        Damn…

  • Aleks

    My Wii U is making me bipolar or something. I want to play this, but am not much impressed by what i’ve seen. Nostalgia or just desperate for games? IDK. Now, 101, Donkey Kong, Bayonetta, Smash and Mkart there is no doubt im into lol.

  • Michael Jurado

    only because it’s not a FPS

  • Mochlum

    When was the last time you played it?

  • DragonSilths

    The only Miyamoto game that was shit was Wii Music. Everything else was a masterpiece.

  • sd

    This will be my fist pikmin game. I could do one of two things.

    1) Listen to you and agree its crap, therefore cancelling my preorder.
    2)Look at metacritic and see that the previous pikmin games received 89 and 90 and see that you are just talking out your ass.

  • Mochlum

    Wow, how’d you get it?

  • Mochlum

    You got it early on eBay?…

  • Mochlum

    How?….

  • Matthew

    You did not get Pikmin 3 early. You probably got Pikmin or Pikmin 2. And I saw you said in the first comment in present tense. So you probably think that one of those two games came out now, even though they came out about 10 years ago. So clearly you don’t know what you are saying.

  • sd

    I was replying to your “no because it is a shit game” comment. That was not about sales you were just making a statement. I have never played this game, I hope it is good, but at the same time it may not be my type of game. Only time will tell. i think it will be a big seller on the Wiiu with about 30% uptake. So at least a million sales. Thats not too bad.

  • Michael Jurado

    Mr Johnson, just because, pikmin is too complex for your tiny brain to understand it’s mechanics does not make it a “shit game” Pikmin is about strategy not camping and shooting seriously kid open your mind to some other genres understand that FPS isn’t the only kind of game that are stunning

    *shakes his head in disappointment* kids these days

  • Michael Jurado

    it’s funny that you think pikmin 3 will sell bad :P