Nintendo has always been lauded for their support of titles well after most publishers. Case in point is today Pikmin 3 received a very substantial update that allows better touchscreen controls similar to what was used in the Pikmin Adventure game in Nintendo Land. This is one of the criticisms that was leveled at the game upon its release, as controlling groups of Pikmin was more frustrating than it should have been given the amount of control you should be capable of with the stylus and the GamePad.
Nintendo has just released an update for Pikmin 3 which allows you to use touchscreen controls similar to Pikmin Adventure in NintendoLand.
— Chris Schilling (@schillingc) May 29, 2014
This new update comes just in time for people who are now able to choose Pikmin 3 as one of their free games in the Mario Kart 8 promotion, meaning new players will get a better experience than those of us who played through Pikmin 3 last year. Kudos to Nintendo for listening to their customers and keeping their games updated based on that feedback.