NintenDaan has created a video which shows off the new GamePad touchscreen controls in the recently updated Pikmin 3. The latest update allows you to throw those adorable Pikmin with the Wii U GamePad touchscreen and the stylus. The update is already available for the game so go on and download it now, that is if you’re not too busy with Mario Kart 8.
You can now use stylus based controls in Pikmin 3 following a recent update to the adorable title. The new control scheme enables you to throw those ultra cute Pikmin using the GamePad touchscreen with the stylus. Users that wish to use the new control option can do so in the main menu. You can go and update your copy now.
Nintendo has released a DLC trailer for Pikmin 3. Players can extend the game’s Mission Mode with several downloadable map packs. The first map pack – priced at $1.99 – adds four remixed stages to the Collect Treasure! mission type. The second map pack is also priced at $1.99 and adds four remixed stages to the Battle Enemies! mission type. The third map pack can be purchased for $4.99, and it adds eight all-new stages with settings like a beach, a house party and a construction zone. Pikmin 3 is available at retail and the Nintendo eShop for Wii U.
TIME has named their top 10 video games of 2013 and have included three Nintendo titles, along with two additional titles which appear on multiple platforms. Skylanders: Swap Force swooped in at number 10, Pikmin 3 placed at number seven, Animal Crossing: New Leaf at number five, Pokemon X & Y at number three, and Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag rounded it out at number two. What do you think of Nintendo’s showing? Should Super Mario 3D World and A Link Between Worlds have made the list? What is on the list that has no business being there? See below for the full list.
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag
- Pokemon X & Y
- Gone Home
- Animal Crossing: New Leaf
- The Last of Us
- Pikmin 3
- BioShock Infinite
- Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon
- Skylanders: Swap Force
Fantastic new challenges in the world of Pikmin 3 are only a download away. Starting today, new challenges in the “Battle Enemies!” mission type in Pikmin 3 can be purchased as downloadable content in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U for only $1.99. One stage is free, and is available via an automatic software update.
The pack of four stages is based on locations from the game’s Story Mode and is crawling with tons of hostile creatures. Like all the other stages in Mission Mode, these new challenges can be played solo or cooperatively with a friend. High scores earned in this mode will be displayed on a global rankings leaderboard, encouraging friendly competition with other players all around the world.
To purchase the new downloadable content, Wii U users with broadband Internet access need to select “downloadable content” from the Pikmin 3 page in the Nintendo eShop and follow the instructions to confirm their purchase. Once purchased and downloaded, players can access the new stages from the Mission Mode menu in Pikmin 3 after the game has been restarted.
Pikmin 3 is the latest installment in the fan-favorite Pikmin series. Designed by Shigeru Miyamoto, the game finds three space explorers leading an army of adorable Pikmin on a quest to find supplies for their home planet. The new stages in “Battle Enemies!” mark the second set of downloadable content in Pikmin 3. Additional downloadable content for Mission Mode launched earlier this year in the Nintendo eShop.
Nintendo of America has just announced that additional Mission Mode stages are being released as Pikmin 3 DLC. An update to Pikmin 3 will let you see the world’s absolute highest score on each stage. Anyone who downloads the Pikmin3 update will receive one add-on mission stage for free.
The NPD figures for the month of August are now officially in. The Nintendo 3DS was the best-selling dedicated video game platform last month. Nintendo didn’t release any numbers, but it sold better than the Xbox 360 which sold 96,000 units. There weren’t any numbers for the Wii U as perusal, but figures weren’t expected to be high, judging that the best-selling console only sold 96K. Good news for Pikmin 3 as the game made it in the top ten best-selling games in the United States in August, leaping in at number ten.
“Video game sales grew a modest 1% over August 2012 as growth in software and accessories offset soft hardware sales as we near the launch of the Xbox One and PS4. Excluding January 2013, which was up due to an extra reporting week versus January 2012, the last time overall retail video game sales (hardware, software, and accessories) were up year over year was October 2011.”
“Video game retail software sales had their first positive month, up 23 percent, since November 2011. This was driven by the shift of Madden into the August data month and other launches such as Saints Row IV, Disney Infinity and Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist. In fact, eight of the top ten games this month were launched in August.” He also noted that “collectively, August 2013 launches made up an astounding 58 percent of overall dollar sales for the month and 41 percent of units sales.”
- NPD analyst Liam Callahan