Jul 15th, 2013

Last week we showed you the UK commercial for Pikmin 3 and this week, we’ve got the commercial that’ll be showing in North America. It’s actually a great commercial that advertises the game’s points well, unlike some of the Wii U commercials that Nintendo has produced in the past.

What do you think of this effort? Will you be getting Pikmin 3 on August 4th? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • Madmagican

    …and I have to wait until August

  • Nintendo commercials are always so whimsical. Good to see some advertising now that there are games worth getting on the Wii U in the next few months.

    Still, that kid is a pansy. You’re a giant compared to that thing, use your feet!

    • ludist210

      Yeah, I was thinking he should just step on it…but a good ad overall.

    • e_rocket

      jajaja…

  • Ice Climbers

    Feels like an old school 90’s commercial. Do more commercials like this Nintendo!

    • rcprieto06

      Got the same feeling too, like the Pokemon yellow commercial

    • Nintedward

      I really liked this commercial ^_^ ! This game is gunna Rock (Pikmin).
      Launch in t-minus 10 days in Europe!!!!

      • Ice Climbers

        I gotta wait until August 4th. Then again, I might go to Gamestop and preorder the digital version just to play it a day early.

        • companyoflosers

          you cant pre order from eshop? odd…

          • Ice Climbers

            Nintendo has a promotion going on where you can go to any participating Gamestop on July 20th and 21st and play a demo of the game. If you preorder the digital version at Gamestop on those two days you will be able to download the game a day early. There’s no need to preorder from the eShop because its digital anyway.

      • Shaise

        Yeah I’m excited too! Its a day after my birthday! I want to preorder it from Game because you get that free winged pikmin keyring

    • Shaise

      Why couldnt the UK version be like that!

    • A commercial with me and Wario

      • Lord Carlisle

        What a waste of air time.

      • Michael Jurado

        Don’t Listen to them Waluigi … if it’s the year of Luigi it only makes sense for him to go against Waluigi in an epic battle for coins

        • Hey! That’s a good idea!

  • sharlo galmo

    Next week then i am gonna play Pikmin 3…..Can’t wait.

  • XroyD

    My Body is Ready!… but my wallet is not!

    • Michael Jurado

      you aren’t alone bud and nice pic πŸ˜€

      • XroyD

        haha, thanks.

        • Michael Jurado

          D: why did you change it now i’m the only one giving the finger πŸ™

          • XroyD

            LOL, I just changed it because of the kids on this site… you know…

          • Michael Jurado

            well kids have fingers too >.>

    • Squid

      I need the money for Pikmin, Mario and Luigi Dream Team, Pokemon X and Y, Zelda Wind Waker, Mario 3D World. And this list goes on,,,

      • XroyD

        LOL, yeah. Also to buy DK Country, Mario Kart 8 etc.

  • MujuraNoKamen

    Now that was a good ad Nintendo, thank you. No families gawking at a TV,
    no dubstep, and we saw some gameplay. I hope they add critic’s scores
    to the ads (it got 5 stars in my newspaper) to say this aint shovelware,
    buy it, it’s awesome, that’s all I can really think of to improve this
    ad.
    Keep it up πŸ˜€

    • greengecko007

      Yeah, a whole 6 seconds of gameplay, on a video that was 36 seconds long. Not exactly amazing.

      • ludist210

        How many commercials for PS3/360 commercials are filled with actual gameplay though? Most of those are pre-rendered and don’t show any gameplay at all. I prefer something like this versus faux-gameplay.

        • greengecko007

          The Last of Us immediately comes to mind. The TV commercial is cutscene based, but the cutscenes are all in game content, not CGI that won’t even be in the game.

      • MujuraNoKamen

        http://i.imgur.com/PppdzrD.png

        A bit more would have been better but it’s a solid start to a good ad campaign after the train-crash that started last year. And this ad pretty unique and creative, just like the Pikmin and sold that element of the game to us very well.

      • Squid

        If they want gameplay they can simply look it up. The cinematic videos are very interesting. Dd you see the Kid Icarus Uprising Commercial?

  • greengecko007

    Terrible commercial that sounds like it was made by somebody who knows nothing about Pikmin. “You can lead a loyal legion of Pikmin and battle to save your planet”? The playable characters are from the planet Hocotate, and are explorers on Earth. None of the plots of the Pikmin games involve saving either planet, Hocotate or Earth, and this game is no different. An awful lot of CGI and very little game footage (only 6 seconds of game footage) also do a poor job of selling the game.

    Edit: Here come the butthurt 12 year olds that can’t read past the “terrible commerical” part of my comment.

    • Michael Jurado

      actually you are on the pikmin planet collecting food to bring back to your planet that has a shortage of food so essentially you are using the Pikmin to save your planet so please stop trolling πŸ˜›

      • greengecko007

        I’m assuming you’ve never played Pikmin before? The “pikmin planet” is Earth. You are collecting food to bring back to Hocotate. The point of the game is NOT to battle to save your planet.

        • Ice Climbers

          Actually, the three playable characters in Pikmin 3 are from the planet Koppai, not Hocotate. Koppai is on a shortage of food, so Charlie, Alph, and Brittany go to find food to save their planet. The fruit they find is too big, so they use the Pikmin to collect it. So yes, you are saving your planet.

          • greengecko007

            Sorry about the home planet name confusion. I had assumed that it was an non localized name, but I guess that’s not the case. Either way, adventuring to a foreign planet to gather food is not the same thing as “battling to save your planet” like the commercial says.

          • Ice Climbers

            True enough. Can’t wait for this game. I think its gonna sell really well because Wii U owners are fed up with waiting for a good new game to play.

          • greengecko007

            The game itself will be a massive hit, which is what you’d expect from a AAA first party Nintendo game. I only hope that Nintendo isn’t counting on this game to boost Wii U sales significantly, because a lot of people already bought a Wii U for this game thinking that it was going to be a launch title.

    • Akatosh

      The problem is they’re trying to get people that aren’t Hocotate etc to play it.

    • gamesplayswill

      I love it how you say we don’t understand when you have no idea what Pikmin 3 is about!

      • greengecko007

        Really? Gathering food for your planet isn’t that hard to understand. I admit that I mistakenly believed that Koppai was the non localized name of Hocotate. However, “battling to save your planet” is not what the game is about.

        • gamesplayswill

          Yes.. it is… You have to battle “monsters” to get fruit to save your home planet. If you didn’t battle you probably wouldn’t succeed in doing so.
          I get what you mean but you clearly didn’t understand the plot or didn’t understand a part of it.

          • greengecko007

            That’s like saying that Link’s quest is to defeat all the monsters in Hyrule, because on the way to defeat Ganon, he will defeat monsters… It’s not the point of the game.

          • gamesplayswill

            How do you get through dungeons then in the ocarina of time?
            You have to attack in order to get out.

    • Nintendofan

      You don’t belong on wiiudaily… go to ps4daily, you Sony pony!

      • greengecko007

        It’s kind of sad how the rabid fanboyism is so quickly returning to this site. Good news for you though, I’ve actually rejoined IGN recently, and I’m starting to use that as my primary video game news source again.

    • 00EpicGamer00

      Umm…first of all. The playable characters in Pikmin 3, are not from planet Hocotate (I think Miyamoto said something about this), they’re from an entirely different planet (which is why Olimar is not the main character). Second of all, yes you are saving your planet in Pikmin 3! Do you even know the games storyline? They ran out of food on their planet and need to go get some before winter. If they fail, all the inhabitants on their planet will die. Thus, them not saving their planet.
      Now, when they said “save your planet”, YOU probably thought that they meant saving the planet from destruction…which if you did think that, then you took what they said out of context. Oh, and they ARE fighting to save their planet, you know, there’s monsters and enemies in the game.

      “An awful lot of CGI and very little game footage” So, would you rather the whole 30 seconds be nothing but gameplay? If you didn’t know, this is a TRAILER, not a gameplay video! CGI helps attract people to commercials, and besides, how the Pikmin and the crab looked like in the CGI part, is basically what they look like in the actual game.

  • Starfoxguy

    Wow Nintendo really improved its advertisements.

  • YayGs

    I never see Nintendo commercials air. I’ve probably seen a total of 4 different ones and the most I’ve ever seen of is the original Super Smash Bros. Though that one was great.

  • Adam Carruthers

    Sees bug, gets poor defencless picmin to kill it. What a jerk. Will be buying, looks great!

    • Squid

      Lol. The funny thing is that he could’ve just stepped on it,

      • Elem187

        Whats the fun in that… its far more fun to manipulate this pikmin creatures to risk their own hide to do your bidding.

  • CCM

    Wow a Wii U TV commercial! Haven’t seen one of those since….um….well….

    • Nintedward

      Monster Hunter and Lego city ?

      • CCM

        Yeah and what networks and what time slots did those air on? I watch a fair amount of PVR’d prime time TV that spans pretty much all the major networks and I never saw a commercial for either of those games.

        • Mochlum

          I remember a while ago seeing a LEGO City ad while my little brother was watching the Disney Channel.

      • MujuraNoKamen

        Never seen a MH Wii U ad (only 3DS) and I only saw 1 LCU ad and it sucked, some guy and a kid were playing with Lego City then it cut to tiny gameplay section without selling the humour or scope of the game (it’s biggest assets) If I hadn’t known about/bought the game I’d probably of written it of as shovelware the way Nintendo sold it to me in that ad. Just a few weeks before they revealed trailers online which sold the game really well showing the funny cutscenes and how great the city was with all the review scores to go with it. Why do Nintendo make those then not use them then pay some actors to downgrade their games for them? At least they’re turning it around now.

        • Squid

          Actually, there was another trailer that showed off the humor.

      • Michael Jurado

        Oh i love me some monster hunter πŸ˜€ getting really close too that 1K hour mark cannot wait for monster hunter 4 that’s going to be ultra epic

      • Martijn Plasmans

        In Europe there havent been any ads since Nintendoland ads at launch.

  • Michael Jurado

    Now that’s a good commercial got the point across in less than a minute, told me about the product, didn’t use annoying dub step, ^_^ i’m happy with this bring us more commercials of this quality.

    Side Note: the advertisement for pokemon x and y are also pretty good πŸ™‚

    • Nintedward

      ”An all new Pikmin adventure arrives on Wiiu” WUB WUB WUB WUB WOMP WOMP

      ”Take controll of the Pikmin and slay huge foes!” WIBILDY DIBILDY DOMP DOMP

      ”Coming soon on August 4th , rated everyone 10 and up” DOMP DOMP DOMP WUB WUB

      *Shivers*

      • Michael Jurado

        lmao that made my night

      • Squid

        The next day…
        “INTRODUCING PIKMIN 3”
        WUB WUB WUB DUB WUBILIDIDLY BUB
        *The Pikmin and the three captains dancing at a club*

      • Elem187

        If they would have added dubstep I would have enjoyed the commercial more.

        • Rainbow Dashing

          or at least some drum and bass

          • Elem187

            Yeah I can totally see Ed Rush & Optikal trying to sell Pikmin πŸ˜‰

  • Jack5221

    Where are the white / purple pikmin? Are they not in number 3? πŸ™

    • gamesplayswill

      They are only in Challenge mode.

  • nin-10-doughfan

    looking good!

  • Sdudyoy

    It’s finally coming, this game is the reason I bought a Wii u so early.

    • Dylan

      Me too. The Wii U will finally have justified itself to me.

    • Brandon Gardner

      I have never played a Pikmin game but this looks really cool…. Will it be similar gameplay like on Nintendoland?

      • Sdudyoy

        No the games aren’t similar, but there are dungeons on Pikmin 2 that remind me of the Nintendo land’s minigame, the Nintendo land minigame is a very watered down version of the Pikmin 2 dungeons.

  • Akatosh

    A commercial!!!! ‘Bout time!

  • gamesplayswill

    I’ve been waiting years for this… EVERYONE! PIKMIN IS FINALLY, FINALLY HERE!
    AFTER OUR LONG WAIT IT HALL ARRIVE, GET YOUR ARSES READY!!

  • Linskarmo

    I like it. Short, simple, and to the point.

  • Luffy

    Pikmin 3!!
    Can’t wait to play this game! πŸ™‚

  • Petri

    I know who they need to market this game to…
    But this commercial didn’t really make me want this game any more than before.
    Still definitely buying though, and only 11 days to go.

  • Ducked

    There actually advertising a Wii U game on TV in the states!

    • starwars360

      Hihihihihihihih yes of course. Here UK as well. hahahahahahaha cannot wait, can’t wait, much exciting about Pikmin 3. πŸ™‚

  • RARE

    I had to rewatch this commercial its so good. Solid ad. I hope it attracts people who aren’t like us who are already knowledgeable and excited about the game.

  • Mark

    Just like everyone says, reminds me of the 90s. Now you’re playing with Power, Nintendo Power!

    • Ice Climbers

      They really should bring that back.

      • Squid

        There is a new magazine called Nintendo Force.

    • Michael Jurado

      Nintendo Power is what makes the X buster so kick ass

  • Lord Carlisle

    There’s a white pikmin hiding! Go thirteen seconds in and look at the bottom right of the screen.

  • Gabe Hoffman

    No dubstep check
    No colored boxes check
    No families with fake smiles check

  • Destructonator101

    You can lead a loyal legion of Pikmin AND SAVE YOUR PLANET (yeah yours not their planet) by battling fierce creatures, overcoming huge obstacles and…

    SOLVING PUZZLES!

    • Michael Jurado

      Oh SHELL YEAH I love Solving puzzles i’m sold ^___^

  • Nintendofan

    This got me so damn excited. It annoys me some people are not going to pick it up. If you are real fans of nintendo and want the wiiu to succeed, you better start supporting them by buying their products. If not, you’re not worthy of owning a nintendo console πŸ™

    • Elem187

      Nintendo first party games will be ok.. its the third party games on Wii U you need to encourage people to purchase.

    • discuss

      If you do not kiss a cardboard copy of Miyamoto every morning then you are not worthy of owning a nintendo console.

      • Nintendofan

        I got plenty of posters with Miyamoto hanging on my wall. That counts for something, even though i don’t kiss them.

        • discuss

          No kiss = no true fan.

          • Nintendofan

            … there… just did!
            That probably makes me a bigger fan than you… I daubt you even have a cardboard copy of Miyamoto yourself, let alone posters.

          • discuss

            Ok you win!

  • Mj78

    Here’s…..advertising to sell……at last now we need . More of the same.

  • Mario

    Finally! I was wondering when they would do commercials about this.

  • zerooooo

    I hated how they had a little boy in the ad. Why not just a character

  • therealruben1

    MAKE MORE ADS LIKE THESE!

  • B. Adriano

    Is there like a theme going on here?

    Reggie: “My body is ready!”
    Commercial: “Your Pikmin are ready!”

    • Michael Jurado

      I know my body is ready

  • Joyous Killer

    I saw this commercial this morning. They should of displayed the captains instead of the kid, my cousin ruined it for me by saying the kid could of just stepped on the crab….

    • Is he the one that commented down below?

    • Michael Jurado

      why step on it and get your shoes dirty when you have an army of pikmin xD Casualties > Logic

    • Elem187

      Yeah, no reason to step on it when your Pikmin can kill it cleanly and you can boil it with some salt and paprika

  • Dampf

    Why did they use a kid…

    • discuss

      Because that’s the age group it’s targetting?

  • Maxime Lemieux

    Is there any way I could report kenny johnson ? So many irrelevant comments in the last few days ( plus him treating anybody liking the stuff in the site as retards) I’m really tired of seeing his comments, please go away, nobody’s forcing you to come here… Hope I am not the only one thinking that here ‘–

    • Elem187

      I whole heartily agree, you aren’t the only one… trolls should be banned, they do not contribute anything worthwhile to the discussion, in fact they hinder any constructive conversation about any topic at hand.

  • FungalSpawn

    Not a chance I’ll ever play this. Pik2 was bad enough, and this looks exactly the same.

  • starwars360

    NEXT WEEK!!! NEXT WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NEXT WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    FINALLY PIKMIN RETURNS NEXT WEEK!!!!! PIKMIN 3 GOING BE EPIC!!!!!!

    CANNOT WAIT, CAN’T WAIT, LOOK FORWARD, SO EXCITING AND MUCH HEATWAVE RAGE TO BRING PIKMIN QUICKLY ARRIVE!!!!

    • discuss

      Anyone else always feel the urge to downvote people with broken capslock buttons regardless of the message itself?

      • starwars360

        Hehehe I am so exciting about Pikmin 3. I am so glad it is coming so much sooner now. I support Nintendo for it. I don’t care about what I wrote. Game made me so much hyped and excited lots. Nintendo bought us wonderful IP game returns. πŸ™‚

  • Caitlinβ™‚

    I saw the commercial on T.V and did the following.
    1. Got hyped
    2. Praised Nintendo for advertising.
    3. Got all my money ready to buy the game
    I’m sure the commercial alone will make some go out and get the Wii U ahead of time just to prepare for this game ^-^

  • Martijn Plasmans

    Finally some advertising!

  • 00EpicGamer00

    I saw this add on a Youtube video xD

  • Rainbow Dashing

    I already per-ordered the game, can’t wait for Pikmin 3!

  • Johny

    i like it πŸ˜€ commercials are getting ALOOOT better. keep it up with your future game ads nintendo !