May 30th, 2013


The official Pikmin 3 box art has been unveiled by Nintendo America. The game will be released on August 4th and features some of the artwork we’ve seen in promotion of the game before. This release date is a few days after the European release date, which is July 26. What do you think about the art? Let us know in the comments.

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  • ILikePikachu

    Awesome Cover!

  • gamesplayswill

    Looks pretty solid with the rock pikmin in.
    Get it?, solid… no?, oh, you guys suck…

    • Nintedward

      I’m a bit piky when it comes to boxarts actually…….

      • gamesplayswill

        Oh for bluedy sake!, don’t pik on it!

      • RockieOllie

        I like it stop planting seeds of doubt in my mind

      • Javy G

        Love the box art! They really Pikmin a winner!

      • ZakAttack7

        Yes, nintedward, the exit is indeed that way, pik the quickest route there please.

    • Clel


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        • gamesplayswill

          I…. who would dislike that!?

      • Guest

        HA HA!

    • Laud

      They moved the rock Pikmin down and put him on the grass NOOOOOOO!

      Don’t they know Rock types are weak against grass types??

      • gamesplayswill

        Wrong game bro….wrong game…

      • ZakAttack7

        ahh dw the red guy is close by to help, and we all know that fire beats grass πŸ˜‰

    • miiandmario

      puns ftw

    • Jake


    • I didn’t get that

      • gamesplayswill

        Well you’re waluigi, everyone cheats but you to figure it out!
        (I love referencing!)

  • Wren Justin Umlauf

    I remember someone mentioning before that they look like they just got caught doing something they arnt suppose to be doing. Pretty awesome cover though.

  • discuss

    It’s not violent enough! :p

    • Frank


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    • Mark P

      That would be the Xbone version

  • D.M.T

    Nintendo already revealed it Ashley. In fact, I saw the box art for the first time on this very same website.

    • Aqua Team

      I guess nintendo revealed it a while ago but sometimes changes are made, like the sonic lost worlds cover could change until its made official like today

    • It wasn’t official box art. Now, it is.

  • Tim van Broekhoven

    Looks exactly the same as the european one revealed in the wii u direct

    • Robbert Gesink

      your profile picture looks pretty disturbingDX

  • Denvy

    Looks good!

  • Seth S. Scott

    love it. CANNOT wait for this, gonna be the game I play all fall!

  • Aqua Team

    Heres hoping it csnt be beaten in 2 real life days like pikmin 1 & 2

    • Cameron

      I dunno, I spend a lot of time in the Wistful Wild when I play through 2. Even so, I hope its longer than 2 and 1 combined.

    • Metal_Man_v2

      Well, it’s unlikely that it will be drastically longer than the other games in the series. Pikmin is all about time management and planning. The games are on the short side because the goal is to beat it in the least amount of time possible. The up side is that this adds a tremendous amount of replay value.

    • ChubbiestLamb6

      Yeah Metal_Man basically said it already. There is tremendous replay value in a game that is all about time and resource management. You are supposed to run through the game time after time, memorizing exactly where each ship part is and trying to lose 0 pikmin through the entire game while also making more total pikmin than before.

  • Cameron

    Oh god, since Pikmin 2 is my all-time favorite game, my hype for this game is reaching critical levels!

  • Christopher Acuna

    Oh I like it.

  • Shadriczo

    oh man, 3 days after my birthday… πŸ™

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  • ancientgamer

    not really my type of game but its not bad from what ive played in nintendoland

  • That’s pretty late.

  • Sam

    Aaahh, I love Pikmin.

    • Cameron

      Who doesn’t?

  • Seriously, wasn’t the box art released ages back? Anyway, I’m definitely picking this up.

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      It wasn’t official before.

      • Baum γ€Œγƒ„γƒͺー」

        Miyamoto revealed it along with the flying Pikmin…
        that’s pretty much an official reveal to me ;D

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          You obviously don’t know how to read articles. That’s seems pretty official to everyone.

  • Havent we seen this boxart already? o.0

    • Shaise Mughal

      We have, I dont know why they havent posted it before??? Have they?

      • apparently it’s now “official”

        • Baum γ€Œγƒ„γƒͺー」

          it was before. guess NoA has to reveal it and Miyamoto (you know? the CREATOR of the game) isn’t a relyable source xDD

  • Nintendofreak

    stupidly sexual pikmin grrr

  • Joel Taylor

    Yay box art is official and I’m getting pikmin 3 on day of release!
    Also notice on the story video of pikmin 3 notice when the sunseed berry is on the ledge there is a un-ripe one next to it, FRUIT GROWS BACK OMG!!!
    Also WEATHER!!

    • val berger

      I’ve also already pre-purchased that game. something I never do, but in this case, I just had to ;D

  • bizzy gie

    Didn’t we already see this several weeks ago?

  • companyoflosers

    wait… why we getting it a few days after Europe? isnt it usually the reverse?

    • Lazara the Last

      Shut up, let us get a game before you for once! >:O

      Just kidding. Yeah, America usually get games first, but I’m glad we can get something first for a change. but what would be even better is to get it at the same day! πŸ˜€

  • Squid

    This was shown a few weeks ago. Except that Blue Pikmin on top is new to the picture.

  • miiandmario

    Looks really nice

  • Madmagican

    Wait, didn’t we see this before?
    Oh well, it looks great just the same

  • Chris Woods

    from going to a game cube to a wii u. with all that memory and the larger discs i hope this game is huge and takes forever to beat. like 5 times longer than the last games

    • val berger

      I wouldn’t think so. gamelength hasn’t necessarily anything to do with technology but with gamedesignressources. just because the technology is able to show more, the structure of the game doesn’t have to implement more as well. and in this case, Pikmin 3 started as a Wii-Project and then got scaled up to be a WiiU game. So they added better textures, better geometry but it’s not the same as if they had built it from the ground for WiiU. And finally, the length is also a designissue. you don’t make a game longer, just because you can. you have to consider if the average player will ever have the motivation to play through the whole game if it’s too long so my guess is, it’s gonna be as long as P2 and they will have more focused on making that a perfect experience. Which in my opinion would be great, I didn’t really think, P2 was too short. Hopefully they implement some coop-levels as well, they were great.

  • Metal_Man_v2

    So excited for this game! Great box art! Still wondering what that pink Pikmin is…

    • Cameron

      Have you not seen the April Nintendo direct?

      They explained it in that, it’s a Pikmin that can fly over obstacles and fly objects back to the ship and onions.

      • Metal_Man_v2

        Thanks a bunch! I actually haven’t watched any Nintendo Directs. They have always come on when I have school stuff to do. I usually count on Wii U daily to bring me up to speed. I don’t remember an article explaining this though. O.o

        • ancientgamer

          you do know you can go to the eshop and watch the directs at anytime right? even the ones from months ago just search direct

          • Lazara the Last

            You can watch them through the Wii U eShop? I didn’t know that! πŸ˜€

  • jonen

    Red pikmin: why do i always get the Leaf?

  • aldo2410

    Look all the colors….. they look wonderfull….. I think I get blinded by the awesomness of this cover

  • Destructonator101

    haven’t we already seen this?

    • Cerus98

      Many times.

  • Cerus98

    Wii U daily. Now re-reporting their own old news instead of just other websites.

  • ZakAttack7

    Feel like I’ve seen that before…

  • RyuNoHadouken

    photo-realistic graphics look insane on this game!!! I bet PS360 would blow up trying to run this game!!

    • DemonRoach

      You’re dreaming about the graphics.

      • Silent

        The Wii U still has more potential, regardless of what you or any hater says.

      • RyuNoHadouken

        Pikmin 3 does have photo-realistic graphics…have you not seen it running in real-time? look on youtube…looks amazing!!

  • bizzygie(disqus)

    Never noticed how similar the Wii U box art was to the Gamecube box art.

    • NintendoMan

      I know! Most people don’t see it because there weren’t a lot of Nintendo GameCubes out there. And JUST because it didn’t play CDs…

  • Christopher Westcott

    Does anyone really care about Box Art now that they buy their games digitally from the eShop?

    • ancientgamer

      for one you will get better deals from a store buying the hard copy compared to eshop, 2, some ppl like collecting these, not to mention you cant trade in your digital copy while you can a hard copy

    • Wiiluigi

      There are actually a lot if people who still collect retail games. Me being one of them.

      On a side note

  • PS4/WiiU

    You guys already showed this like a month and a half ago. You guys just needed something to post didn’t you? -_-

  • PS4/WiiU

    Why no Olimar? Main character of the series. I guess nobody likes Olimar

    • Lazara the Last

      There is no Olimar in this game… Three new characters. But they said that we would learn why he is not there when we play the game.

      The game’s story is that they are out of food on their planet, and in search of more, they crash landon the Pikmin-planet, There, the pikmin help them to gather food.

      • PS4/WiiU

        Are you sure, because I thought it was Olimar AND 3 new characters

        • Lazara the Last

          Just read the “Plot” section.

          • PS4/WiiU

            Oh, thanks for showing me this. This looks like a very interesting plot. Now, I want to buy this game even more

  • invible

    Didn’t they already announce this

    • Arthur Jarret

      Yes, they even focussed on the box and details of the box two directs ago – showing that both new pikmin are shown on the box (the rock one and the flying one)

  • Shelim Uddin

    Check this out guys wind waker hd art poster

  • val berger

    most beautiful WiiU boxart so far.

  • NintendoMan

    You guys are a little late on this. Clearly you only listen to people on Twitter, not Nintendo Directs.