We recently posted a list of confirmed Wii U launch titles, and we probably should have added one more to the list as “highly likely”: Pikmin 3. The game has been in development since 2008, and at E3 last year, Shigeru Miyamoto revealed that Pikmin 3 would be moved from the Wii to the Wii U. This could be the big Nintendo first party launch title that everyone has been expecting. Last week, Miyamoto said in an interview that Pikmin 3 will be showcased at E3 2012. Pikmin is a strategy game where the player controls small Pikmin’s and has to command them to retrieve parts for his spaceship so he can leave the planet. Pikmin is one of Nintendo’s newer franchises and has so far seen two games, both released on the GameCube. They were re-released on the Wii a few years ago. Pikmin 3 seems like a sure bet as a Wii U launch title for Nintendo, as there probably isn’t any better game to showcase the new controller than a top-down 3D strategy game like Pikmin. local_offer E3 launch Nintendo pikmin 3 Shigeru Miyamoto wii u stars Further Reading These are the top 30 best selling Nintendo ga Why Nintendo discontinued the NES Classic Nintendo will not have an E3 press conference Nintendo profits are up 520% Breath of the Wild sells 3.8 million units Is Nintendo shafting Axiom Verge because of Dan Adelman? alienfish Hopefully day 1 alongside my shiny new console! atisha yeah, hope they will bundle it with the wii u. alienfish Ha! Fat chance, but it’s fun to dream, right? Venom Jamaica It wont be bundle.. thats not a smart business practice. But am getting this game day one. Get N or get OUT!!!!! strate 4 dah b4lls Wii U, hell yah.