Sep 20th, 2012

One of the most anticipated upcoming Wii U games is Pikmin 3. It’s been 8 years since we’ve last had a Pikmin game, and that was way back on the GameCube. And while we’re a bit disappointed that Pikmin 3 won’t be coming out this year, you’ll still get a chance to get your Pikmin fix in Nintendo Land, as it features a Pikmin mini-game. Pikmin 3 is scheduled for release during the “Wii U launch window”, which ends in March 2013, according to Nintendo. For now, we got some colorful, high-res screenshots. We also got a few that show how the GamePad is used in the game. Enjoy!

Pikmin 3 gallery

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  • Nintedward.

    This game looks amazing . I keep hearing people who probably have never played pikmin saying ”it isn’t a must buy reason” . That’s exactly what it is , a must buy reason . Pikmin 1 and 2 are some of Miyamoto’s finest pieces of art .

    This should be at the top of everybody’s wiiu game wishlist .

    • MinowaEli

      lol, I thought you left this website!

      • loko34

        it’s nice but not exciting technically……

      • Nintedward.

        Naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah . Just got fed up with some of the butt hurt 12 year old’s. They are almost overwhelming in their stupidity . Pikmin 3 looks amazing btw

        • Ravyu

          I’m 12 but IKR! Xbox and PS3 fanboys are so narrow minded!

    • olimar

      oh absolutely!! and this screenshots look stunning. I just cannot wait anymore. ;-;

    • dsk

      I’m only getting because I like captain olimar in smash bros.. never played a pikmin game.

    • Ninjafish

      I disagree. I think that NSMBU should be more at the top in comparison to Pikmin. I played the first and second, and I never really liked it all that much :\ I wouldn’t say it’s a horrible game, but I’d say it should be more of an average game. Not a top game.

      • Whirlwindyoshi

        What’s exciting is they’re using the new play controls from the wii versions. I recently marathoned both 1 and 2 in the new play controls with the wii mote and after having already played the gamecube versions years ago the difference in controls were amazing.

      • Hater Of Zer0

        Can’t say I agree with you on that; however, it’s your opinion. Pikmin 2 is one of my all time favorite critical acclaimed GameCube game, but is also one of the most underrated due to poor marketing for it.

    • VX

      Definitely! So excited! This is going to be a much too long wait until 2013. =(

    • Novum Magus

      It’s basically the “launch window” game that I bought the system for, even though there are enough games to last that entire launch period. I’d say about 5 games that I want, maybe more. That is certainly enough for me. That’s not including the eShop titles that look really good

    • Shankovich

      Hey man, sorry for my comment about you being annoying a few days ago (I went back to read it), it was rude and alike. You have every right to be excited and stuff, wish I was still in highschool to be this excited about Nintendo :P.

      Anyways, sorry again for bashing so hard. Keep up the excitement :P!

      • Nintedward.

        I appolagise for over commenting in an almost trollish fashion . I am super excited for wiiu , 😀 !!!!!! Before all this hype for wiiu , I barely use the internet . Just it’s nice to discuss the build up to the evident greatest console of all time , you know how it is .

        I work by a pc and I find this website and many others a fantastic way to kill time and discuss /flame about everything Nintendo !!!

        • Lord Carlisle

          If only it had a system where it alerts you when somebody replies to your comments.

          • Nintedward.

            Exactly Lord carlisle , Exactly . Cheers for pointing that out .

        • ZombieGuns

          I seriously doubt that part about you barly using the internet.

          • Nintedward.

            Well I only used to look at ign for the odd review . And use facebook , but ever since the wiiu has been hyped up I have been following all the latest news for it . Suck a lemmon .

          • Master Awesomeness

            Nintedward makes a bloody comment on everything. He must be on the internet 24/7

    • Red Pikmin

      pikmin is one of my favorite Nintendo franchises! I will buy it together with my wii u, in December. That game is a masterpiece! The camera focus effect is amazing and the way that they mix the realism of the ambient and the cartoon style of the characters, enemies and pikmin is so stunning and beautiful!

    • Nintyfan

      It’s all really down to perspective and experience. What I mean is people have different taste in certain games.

    • Jetty

      Hell yeah, great to hear from you!

      • u mad bro

        Nice pic Nintedward…welcome back 😀

    • Damiao

      You’re back 🙂

    • ritsuka666

      Your support is appreciated. Thank you for supporting the Nintendo product line

  • LP

    I remember with Pikmin, it took me 16 (I am pretty sure) “days” to collect every missing part. I started playing sometimes late at night and spend all night playing ’til the next day. I never played Pikmin 2, but I am really looking forward to get Pikmin 3, hopefully they release it on day one…

  • Shankovich

    jfas ;lifjl skj sajkfhl kajsgh lks been waiting years for this 😀

    • Nintenlord

      Pikmin was my fave multyplayer game on gamecube and i was waiting 4 this secuel 4 allways

  • Tracy

    I actually have Pikmin 2 (the Wii enhanced version) and I absolutely adore it, so I can’t wait for this one. (Although I feel really guilty when one of my pikmin die)

  • Nintendo Power of Canada/USA/United Kingdom

    Look at that masterpiece

  • Mamuta

    I want this game so bad. I’m still having a hard time accepting the fact that it won’t come out until next year.

  • ssb4

    a must get for any nintendo fan.

  • samuDC

    It’s not at the top of my wishlist, but i will definitely buy it.
    It looks legendary. 🙂

  • Neonridr

    That’s not entirely accurate. Pikmin 1 & 2 were both re-released on the Wii using Wii pointer controls instead in 2009. While not necessarily new graphics, a new way of controlling the game definitely made it feel like a brand new experience..

  • Neonridr

    I am sorry, but those who are complaining about the Wii U and saying that it’s not that powerful need to look at these images. I swear, the amount of detail in the tiniest of objects, the particle effects, the colors, etc. Everything just pops in these screens. This game looks absolutely breathtaking, and I can’t wait to play this. I really need to go back and play 1 & 2 to get myself familiar with the characters and story..

  • Neonridr

    And the texture detail looks stunning in this game..

    • Nintedward.

      I noticed that bro !!! It was originally a wii game but they have gone over it with it with some wiiu horsepower .

  • Armani

    Honestly I’ve never played Pikmin at all…and hearing many good things about it…I honestly dont have this on my MUST GET on my list for launch, but i guess I’ll go pick up a copy of pikmin for the Wii, and see how it is. If i love it, I’ll buy it, I just wanna see whats all the buzz about, haha

    QUICK QUESTION!! Can I use the Gamecube controller on the Wii edition?or just the Wii mote? Thanks! 😀

    • Mamuta

      Just the Wiimote. But if you’re only playing one of the games, get the second one. IMO it’s the best of the 2 (and one of the best games ever).

  • nintendofreak

    i never undenrstanded the game

    • nintendofreak

      i suck at spelling ha ha

  • Benjamin

    This looks awsome……………………..

  • Dawnofmorning

    That fruit looks real enough to eat!

  • Madmagican

    It’s great to see some new screenshots of Pikmin 3, this game is definitely a top priority on my Wii U list; it looks to be very beautiful and innovative towards the Pikmin series

  • GirlGamer

    Great, its my fourth favourite hitlist for wii u

  • Nintenjoe64

    Pikmin 2 is still on my wii games to complete before I get the U list

  • 7upland

    This game looks just as booring as 1 and 2. Not gonna buy this. Maybe cod black ops 2 or 007 legends

    • Mamuta

      Did you play the first 2? If not, definitely give them a chance. I think they’re some of the best games ever.

  • link 5

    Sedge but I still don’t have any intrist in these games sorry nintendo

  • Noteak

    I have the 1 and 2 pikmin so I am totally going to get it

  • Jetty

    I gotta say, this looks incredibly realistic. Graphics on par to match the genius of Miyamoto. A deadly, yet wonderful combination. I have to say that the Wii U has too many great games for launch, it’s almost overwhelming. If launch looks this good, just imagine Metroid, Mario Kart, Smash Bros. and Zelda.

  • rocketman

    yea it is a good game so get it when come out

  • swic11

    I’m still unsure about this one. I think I will wait to read reviews and see how long the game length is before purchasing.

    • swic11

      looks great though

      • Golden Fox

        If you played Pikmin 1 and 2 than you will like this one! 🙂

  • Shulololol

    really nice graphics style. miyamoto and his team are really hard trying to make an amazing game 🙂

  • zhenya

    Looks great! Although I’m dissapionted that it will not be a luanc
    h title :/

  • elbossmx

    This one, Nintendoland and ZombiU are the main reasons I want a Wii U (New Super Mario Bros U is a must have but can wait).
    I think I’ll wait untill Pikmin 3 is out to buy my Wii U, probably around march next year.
    Maybe I’ll even get Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate along those games =D

  • smallNdeadly

    Never played but am curious about it

    • Mamuta

      I highly recommend picking up a copy of Pikmin 2 if you’re interested. One of the best games ever IMO.

      • NintendoGator

        Hey!! thats what I’ll do? I’ll pick-up a copy of Nintendo select Pikmin 2 for the wii and play it on my Wii-U until Pikmin 3 comes out….. Thanks for putting that idea in my brain Mamuta………..Out!!

  • Britton

    I used one of these as my desktop background at work. 🙂

  • Josh

    Time to lose 90 pikmins to a single enemy once again.

  • liberalagenda

    This is so cruel. I want this game sooooooo badly, but it is not a launch title.

  • BloopbopBeepbop

    i love pikimin.
    and Captain Olimar.

  • loko34

    it’s nice but not exciting technically

  • Whoobin

    This should be the number one game that everyone wants.

    • ssb4

      nah i want smash bros 4 more than pikmin 3, though i plan to get both.

      • Whoobin

        For launch of the Wii U, not a few years down the rode.

  • Kirbymon123

    what I wanna know is if the new Pikmin will be in SSBU

  • Thegiursea

    Wait. Why are these pictures titles as “new” and “high-res”. Yes, the game looks awesome, but looking these images are very similar to watching 1080p gameplay. And there’s nothing we haven’t seen yet.

    But I am pumped. And for HD zelda in 2014.

  • totesawks

    This looks good. I enjoyed the first game, never played 2. I just hope this makes good use of the gamepad. Impressions from E3 was very disappointing

  • SteampunkJedi

    I’ve never played Pikmin, but it looks quite interesting to play. Not to mention the gorgeous graphics. I might pick this up.

  • lan

    I am so confused! My EB Games/Gamestop told me it will be out at launch! -__-

  • TheImaj

    Never played Pikmin before. Definitely pre-ordering! Looks fun as crap!

  • Havoc87

    all ps3 and 360 fanboys do us Nintendo fans a big favor and fuck off!
    Wii u is here and its going to be more awsome than ps3 and 360 togehter mouhahahaha! asssholes.

  • Mr.Chimera573

    Just shut up and take my money!

  • Arsonist Monkey

    I will sacrifice a thousand goats if i have to! Just to get this console!

    • Arsonist Monkey

      AND this game!