Pikmin 3 delayed

Nintendo's new Wii U strategy game now slated for launch during April-June quarter.

Pikmin 3 has been delayed. During a Nintendo Direct briefing today, a company representative revealed that the Wii U real-time strategy game will launch during the second quarter of 2013. This means it is now expected sometime between April and June of next year.

Previously, Pikmin 3 was scheduled to release during Nintendo's Wii U "launch window" period, which spans November 18, 2012-March 31, 2013. No rationale for the delay was provided, and a company representative was not immediately available to comment.

Pikmin 3 for the Wii U was announced during Nintendo's 2012 Electronic Entertainment Expo briefing in June. It is a direct sequel to 2004's GameCube title Pikmin 2 and introduces new features like a Rock Pikmin, which can be used to destroy hard objects.

The game is fully playable with just the Wii U GamePad, but can also be directed with a Wii MotionPlus controller. Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto said the game skipped online multiplayer because having numerous small creatures onscreen at once would present problems when syncing up over an Internet connection.

For more on Pikmin 3, check out GameSpot's preview from E3 2012.

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BlackLeatherEye
BlackLeatherEye

Hey u guys lez not let a person like dreamfist (hater/loner/no life) make us forget the reason y were here in the 1st place.

N daz 4 pikmin - This game looks beast :)

tgwolf
tgwolf

I have to say that what I have seen of these games I have admired.

Flint247
Flint247

A delayed game is better than a rushed one.

dogpigfish
dogpigfish

This is pure strategy. The game has been finished for months. Why release a game when a 5 player pikmin game is included in Nintendoland. They need to wait until everyone is bored of that. Not really a good time at all to release a pikmin game; should have focused their efforts on another ip.

Nintyfan95
Nintyfan95

This game helps me regain trust in Nintendo again.

firstclassgamer
firstclassgamer

I haven't played the first two even though I was interested in them i'll prob. buy the other two off of amazon or Ebay which ever offers the cheapest deal I cant wait for this too come out seems very interesting

hiphops_savior
hiphops_savior

"A delayed game will be good eventually, a rushed game will be bad forever." Shigeru Miyamoto, on the delays of The Legend of Zelda, Ocarina of Time.

Araknie
Araknie

I'm glad actually, i have three games to play already. Tomorrow here in europe will launch Paper Mario and in March i have already Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon, so really that's gonna keep me going for a while. Not counting PC gaming...

Harrydapro
Harrydapro

Not surprising, most major Nintendo titles are delayed.

jon_bone
jon_bone

It bugs me when people say the "TRUE" next gen starts when the PS4 and Xbox 720 come out. How do you define next gen, by hardware specs?

Rennar
Rennar

 @dogpigfish

 No it hasn't; there were definitely bugs in the e3 demo, and you can see some aesthetic changes in the new gameplay video (the whistle now forms a column when held down long enough)

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

 @songoku0206 

Because Nintendo has an amazing track record of delivering bad games *rolls eyes*

SurlyPotato
SurlyPotato

 @hiphops_savior The Legend of Zelda is a shell of it's former glory, unless you consider childish dialogue, strange giggling and humming to be the ingredients of a stellar gaming experience?

SurlyPotato
SurlyPotato

 @jon_bone I always find it amusing when Nintendo fans consider the Wii U next Generation and they play dumb about what Next Gen should truly be... I think the Wii U is a fun system but it is not next Gen and visuals do matter. Also don't tell me about it is all about game play because I haven't seen a Nintendo Wii U game that is any different than the previous generations of Nintendo games.

dreamfist11
dreamfist11

 @jon_bone And I laugh when you fanboys say that something as crappy and broken as the WiiU is truly next gen, but hey, whatever stops the tears

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

 @jon_bone 

Let them be, they're in for a huge disappointment when they discover that their precious next gen systems aren't hologram projectors and super computers. 

songoku0206
songoku0206

 @Chico86_basic Don't get your panty in a knot, I am just saying there are plenty of games that got delayed and still ended up sucking.

Chico86_basic
Chico86_basic

 @SurlyPotato  @hiphops_savior Ocarina Of Time 3DS says hi! Why would they remake Zelda if it didn't hold up even to this day? It's like the game is all about childish dialogue and humming to you.

ShonenNinja
ShonenNinja

 @dreamfist11  @hiphops_savior But DNF was worked on and off for years, jumping from developer to developer, and then finally rushed out the door. Not a game that a team was working on consistently for years.

jon_bone
jon_bone

 @SurlyPotato I define systems with what generation they are in by time, so the Wii, PS3, Xbox 360 are 7th generation while the Wii U, PS4, and Xbox 720 are 8th generation.

Chico86_basic
Chico86_basic

 @dreamfist11  @jon_bone What is next gen and what is not shouldn't matter to begin with. That's just another excuse to bash Nintendo and you know it.

dreamfist11
dreamfist11

 @abHS4L88  @jon_bone I neither expect hologram projectors nor super computers.  As longs as its not a piece of shit like the WiiU i'll be fine ;)

WarioGBA
WarioGBA

@abHS4L88 @zpluffy @Flint247 


Yes it does, even after delay after delay, the quality is STILL poor in everything that matters.

At least the graphics are polished though, right?

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

 @kaznail  

Never played it so I have no say, although i don't doubt that I would've enjoyed it. If it finds its way onto the Wii U virtual console, it will be the 3rd or 4th game I get (after Super Mario Sunshine and Windwaker and maybe Melee).

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

 @songoku0206 

What? I don't understand what you're talking about for NSMB2. 

 

I thought the gameplay of SS was amazing, found it very tactical and accurate. 

 

Brawl may not be as fast as Melee, but it's still very deep and has its fair share of advanced techniques. 

songoku0206
songoku0206

 @abHS4L88 NSMB2 was fun, what fun about it? As for LOZ SS the story was there but the gameplay was garbage. LOZ TP I can't even explain what that was. I will give you brawls but it still inferior to Melee.

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

 @songoku0206  

Again, YOUR opinion, I thought Skyward Sword was amazing, Twilight Princess? Didn't care for it, does that make it a bad game? Hell no! Super Mario Galaxy 1 & 2 are two of the highest rated games of all time, surely there wouldn't be such universal acclaim for such a bad game? 

songoku0206
songoku0206

 @Mecamatt  @abHS4L88 Lol I don't even play COD.Mario hasn't been good since Sunshine, Zelda hasn't been good Since WindWaker. As for my taste JRPG, Fighters and Platforms

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

 @songoku0206 

Opinions opinions opinions. Super Smash Brothers Brawl is STILL being played in tournaments (because it's such a terrible game, gamers can't seem to stop developing the metagame for it). 

 

Both Zeldas were very well received, just because you hated them doesn't mean they suck. I could easily say Uncharted sucks because I don't like it, but that's not the case, because that's stupid. 

 

Many reviewers agreed that while NSMB2 was uninspired, it was still a very fun and perfectly crafted 2D platformer. 

 

So no, even at their worse, major Nintendo titles are still great games, so try again. The others already answered about Star Fox Adventures. 

Mecamatt
Mecamatt

 @songoku0206  @abHS4L88 You seriously think those are all bad games? Dat taste. Sorry it's not CoD dawg. And Star Fox Adventures wasn't even made by Nintendo. 

calvinsora
calvinsora

 @songoku0206  @abHS4L88  Star Fox Adventures was developed by Rare - not Nintendo. And I cannot see how those other games are bad in any sense of the word - fine if you didn't like them, but those games in general got over average reviews, some of them exemplary reviews, in fact (SSBB, LOZ TP, LOZ SS).

songoku0206
songoku0206

 @Chico86_basic I was using "watch it still be bad" in general since there are plenty of games that been pushed back and still ended up sucking.  As the whole fan and fanboy thing, a fan is someone who can admit when someone or something is messing up a fanboy on the other hand defends everything.

Chico86_basic
Chico86_basic

 @songoku0206 I didn't say I assumed Pikmin 3 is going to be good (whether I think it will be or not). On the other hand I responded to your comment which was "Watch the game still be bad" so you shouldn't criticize me for something you did yourself already. Now, to be perfectly honest, I expect it to be good based on past games. Since they were awesome to me and this being a direct sequel (not a spin off, because the core gameplay and structure is still the same, unlike the latest Final Fantasies I suppose) there is nothing for me to believe otherwise. Even the delay doesn't seem like a negative factor to me, specially if Nintendo is still working on the game. I'm pretty sure it is already in a gold state if not just the final product. The game has been in the works forever now and was originally developed for the Wii. That's how much I know about Pikmin 3, and you don't.

 

Also, I'm a fan and a boy. I don't see the difference between a fan and a fanboy. I see the difference between an honest opinion and a troll/bash/hate comment though.

songoku0206
songoku0206

 @Chico86_basic There a possibility it can be you just automatically assume it going to be good because it Pikmin, so by that logic the next Final Fantasy game is going to be awesome because it Final Fantasy. No you're not a fan but a fanboy there a different. 

Chico86_basic
Chico86_basic

 @songoku0206 You were the one who said it was gonna be bad. I'm just point out the obvious, sir. And yes, I'm a Nintendo fan and have no problem to admit it.

songoku0206
songoku0206

 @Chico86_basic Now you're sounding like a fanboy. I wish i was so simply minded as you to judged a series off looks and previous installments. 

Chico86_basic
Chico86_basic

 @songoku0206 Doesn't change the fact you didn't play Pikmin before, because if you did I'm sure you wouldn't say that. I don't even need to be a seer to know.

dreamfist11
dreamfist11

 @jon_bone  @SurlyPotato We know, its called sugarcoating it, you can't in all honesty say the WiiU is truly next gen when its nothing more than a current tech piece of shit

jon_bone
jon_bone

 @dreamfist11  @ABEzilla116 You know if you have to insult people to get your points across, they won't seem valid at all, you know that right? 

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

 @ABEzilla116  @jon_bone 

True of the 360 but didn't it take like 4 years for that to happen with the PS3? It baffles me when "gamers" assume that Sony is willing to throw away the rest of their money to create some kind of super console considering the financial state their in, which is why the rumors regarding the "Omni" seem plausible. 

 

I do hope those rumors are true because then the next Playstation/XBox will differentiate itself from gaming PCs, with all 3 consoles providing very different experiences. Something to look forward to.

dreamfist11
dreamfist11

@ABEzilla116@jon_bone

"If you can't set up a PC quickly, get on steam an buy a game"  

 

You are seriously fucking stupid if you don't know what I was talking about, which was, PC's arent "standard" you can't just buy X pc and expect to be able to play all games.  With a console you buy the console and you can buy and play whatever game made for it.  

 

A PC isn't a console.  Now when you pose as a PC gamer trying to get attention and then you have the gull to say the 360 and PS3 are underpowered yet mention nothing about the WiiU, thats when I know your spewing nothing more than a bunch of malarkey from you mouth hole.

 

Tryhard try again.

 

 

BTW just because one thing outsells another doesn't make it better you troll.  If that were so COD would be the greatest game in history.  

 

"360 and PS3 didn't turn in profits til a year or two in" 

 

Yeah thats because Sony and Microsoft, unlike Greedtendo, were actually willing to take losses to give their customers the best console tech they could 

 

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

 @ABEzilla116  @jon_bone 

It's also been rumored that the "Omni" (PS4) won't be much of a step above the Wii U so I wonder what everyone will be thinking if that turns out to be true. Although it did also say that the next XBox will be much more powerful than both but it'll most likely be due to the enhanced multimedia features along with the Kinect 2.0 because last time Microsoft released a console much more powerful than the competition, yeah that didn't work out so well for it. 

dreamfist11
dreamfist11

 @ABEzilla116  @jon_bone  Boy get your self back in yo place before I have to smack a bitch.  The pc isn't a console that you buy and you can play whatever you wan't out of the box.  If you wan't to play games on the highest setting then you have to have a rig that can do that, not just any pc will do.  

 

I doubt your dumbass really is a pc gamer, and of course the PC's are more powerful than the consoles, NO SHIT. 

 

Don't try and sound like you know what your talking about when you clearly don't, you come off as a tryhard.  

 

You make pc gamers look bad...

babuchas666
babuchas666

 @Tauu You're right, I was upset about the comments he made. 

 

:)

 

Also, sorry to hear you're still a virgin Tauu... it will get better!

 

hahahaha

Tauu
Tauu

 @babuchas666 You seem to be quite juvenile yourself by insinuating that the status of one's virginity has anything to do with who they are as a person.

babuchas666
babuchas666

 @dreamfist11  @abHS4L88  @jon_bone LOL dreamfist11, what are you 13? Please tell me you're a COD fan, then you'd be a living cliche of a fanboy. ROFLMAO.

 

P.S. If you're not 13 and a virgin, then something's very wrong with you man, stop bitching in these forums, all you do is ashame yourself.