Pikmin 3

Pikmin 3 date and story details

Next series outing coming in July.

Subscribe to our newsletter here!

* Required field

You're watching

Preview 10s
Next 10s

Pikmin 3 was the focus of a large part of the latest Nintendo Direct, with Nintendo chief Satoru Iwata revealing new campaign details, along with a release date.

As far as the story mode goes, instead of the character from previous game, players will take control of one of three new characters; Alph, Brittany and Charlie (the captain). The new characters are from a planet (Koppai) facing a doomsday due to a chronic lack of food.

The three explorers have an accident while travelling, and when they crash-land they encounter the Pikmin. They're on a mission to collect fruit for food, which becomes an important gameplay mechanic; more food allows more time to explore the planet, meaning they can search for more seeds to take home.

Players divide up abilities between different characters, and the Wii U's Gamepad becomes an info terminal, letting players see areas that they've explored, and move between characters and send them to different places.

Story mode details were revealed today, and we were promised more on the game's multiplayer and challenge mode in the coming weeks. The other major Pikmin 3 related news is the release date, with the game expected to launch on July 26.

Pikmin 3

Related texts

Pikmin 3Score

Pikmin 3

REVIEW. Written by Thomas Blichfeldt

There are only two possible answers to the following question.

New patch adds touch controls to Pikmin 3

New patch adds touch controls to Pikmin 3

NEWS. Written by Jonas Mäki

One of the weirdest things with Pikmin 3 was the fact that it didn't support touch controls, despite being an RTS that really would have benefited from it. That never...

Loading next content


Gamereactor uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best browsing experience on our website. If you continue, we'll assume that you are happy with our cookies policy