Nintendo must have found their hands-on stations at Best Buys during E3 rather successful, because they’re at it again, this time with Pikmin 3. President of Nintendo America Reggie Fils-Aime has announced that on the 20th and 21st of July, fans will be able to play Pikmin 3 at select GameStop locations in the U.S. and EB Games stores in Canada. Players who visit any participating store to play Pikmin 3 will be able to download the full digital version of the game on August 3rd, one full day before the game’s launch. Reggie added that over 250 locations across the U.S. and Canada will be participating in this hands-on experience. For more details on the hands-on experience, visit your local GameStop or check out their website. Will you be the first in line? Let us know in the comments! local_offer gamestop Nintendo pikmin 3 wii u stars Further Reading GameStop’s system reveals six unannounc Nintendo loses patent appeal, ordered to pay Felix first ! Matt They are really trying to push those digital downloads. Sorry im gonna need my physical copy!! tronic307 I wouldn’t mind so much if they were like $34.99, but you don’t even get $1 off. Physical copies also fall in price eventually, while digital copies tend to stay full price, except for maybe the rare sale. Nintendo eShop needs to take a page out of Steam’s playbook. Razo_E If you bought a deluxe, you get 10% of your purchase back through the Deluxe digital promotion. That’s an incensitve right there. timehacker11 Only downside is that the games are tied to the console, not your account. If anything happens, you need to send your U to Nintendo and PAY them to “fix” it or send you a new console with your stuff now tied to that console. NintendoFanBI Well you can send it for repairs – I CAN’T because there isn’t Nintendo repair center in my country (balkans) NinjaFart Too bad I don’t live close to one of those gamestops… I guess I’ll just watch other people play on youtube :L Bob Charlie I hear ya… 🙁 sdmac200600 I’m too lazy to get to a gamestop 😛 Magnus Eriksson Famicoms birthday today, and ending of 30 c deal on Virtual Console. WiiUDaily should write about that. sdmac200600 Just seen a commercial for Pikmin 3!!!! Now if only I could see a commercial advertising the Wii U…………… juancamiloarq Yesterday I started playing the first Gamecube Pikmin after almost 11 years and, boy oh boy, what a game!! It hasn’t aged a bit, in fact I don’t remember enjoying it this much! Can’t wait to put my hands on Pikmin 3. JeanPaul Badjo NINTENDO! YOU NEED COMMERCIALS!!! FoxMulder900 This seems somewhat backwards to me, one of the perks of going digital is NOT having to go to GameStop. Andrew Gonzalez No, I want my first play through on my console. Going to gamestop would just be a tease. Luffy I’ll go, if only to get street pass with my 3DS! 🙂 Destructonator101 NOOOOOOOOOOOO. WHY U DO THIS?! EB GAMES ONLY TO HAVE HANDS ON IN US AND CANADA!? Why, does nothing interesting or cool happen in the land own under? thedeciderU cool, but does anyone really care about getting the game one day early? i mean, with no sarcasm. does it matter?