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Pikmin 3: No one man should have all that flower.

Ov3rchargeOv3rcharge R.I.P. Mass EffectYou were dead to me for yearsRegistered User regular
edited August 2013 in Games and Technology
Are you ready? After nine long years, are you ready for Miyamoto's garden 3 (Known as Pikmin 3 in some regions.)

OUT AUGUST 4TH BABY!

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They've been waiting for you.

F.A.Q.


Why do I care?

Hey what now? Why should you care about Pikmin? Do you even like fun? Pikmin is an action/RTS hybrid in which you take control of a captain who's crash landed on Earth an alien planet who has to command an ant-like creature called Pikmin. You destroy all of the natural wildlife to raise your new found army and collect neat doohickys and whatnot.

"Neat doohickys?" You mean Duracell batteries and smashed Dr. Pepper cans?

Not this time, instead of conveniently labeled trash you are collecting fruit for your starving home planet. However, there's a twist this time, you have to get enough fruit to feed the three captains under your control whilst bringing enough back for your people.

Three captains? Who are they?

Alph, Charlie, and Brittany.

Where's Olimar?

That's part of the mystery you goose.

What kind of Pikmin are we looking at?

Red, yellow, and blue are returning. With two new types confirmed Rock and Pink Pikmin.

Oooooh, I like new things. What do they do?

Rock Pikmin are just that, Pikmin made of rock, their function seems to be similar to Pikmin 2's Purple Pikmin;
Second we've got Pink Pikmin, who can motherfucking fly. Yeah, enough said.

Wait, weren't there more Pikmin than this?

Unfortunately, Purple and White Pikmin have been demoted to the game's Co-Op mode.

What are the controls like?

Nintendo has shown off Gamepad, Wii U Pro, and Wiimote/nunchuck, and Wiimote/nunchuck/gamepad use. The Wiimote and Nunchuck combo will work the same as it has for the New-play Pikmin titles, while the Gamepad will allow you to switch captains on the fly with your nifty map.

Say what now? Wiimote/nunchuck/gamepad?

You can utilize the map of the gamepad while also using it as a sensor bar for your Wiimote

Will there be off-screen play?

Absolutely!

Is there multiplayer this time around?

Yep! The game features Co-op challenges and Bingo battle.

Did I just hear that right?

You sure did, Bingo battle is the new competitive mode where you are given a bingo card with enemies, fruit, and marbles. It's your job to get the combination necessary for a bingo before your opponent.

What kind of online does the game support?

So far we know of an online leaderboard that tracks your number of Pikmin and your challenge mode clear time.

Is there any Miiverse integration?

Yes sir, you can use your in game Gamepad KopPad to take screenshots in first-person to share on the Miiverse page.

I came here to talk about the Wii U's sales figures and how Nintendo is doomed.

Industry thread right here buddy.

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Suck it Dover, this one is mine.

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They've missed you.

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    Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    edited July 2013
    R.I.P. white pikmin :(

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    BronzeKoopaBronzeKoopa Registered User regular
    I actually saw a Pikmin 3 commercial on TV this past weekend, and it aired more than once. That's gotta be some sort of record when it comes to Nintendo advertising lately.

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    maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
    edited July 2013
    Magic Pink wrote: »
    R.I.P. white pikmin :(

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    Wat?

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    BronzeKoopaBronzeKoopa Registered User regular
    White and purple pikmin will only be in the Mission and Bingo Battle modes, they apparently won't be available in story mode.

    Also Nintendo's official website for the game has some neat wallpapers to download. Why do they never have 1920x1080 versions of the wallpapers they offer for their games?

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    Brainiac 8Brainiac 8 Don't call me Shirley... Registered User regular
    Oh I really welcome the file size. It's just setting off alarms that Pikmin 3 is gonna be short, not that Pikmin games are all that long.

    According to some on Gaf, it's roughly 12 or so hours.

    This is more than Pikmin (which I 100% in six hours) and roughly the same playtime as Pikmin 2 (Which I 100% in around 12 hours)

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    ConnConn Registered User regular
    Mother Fuck, I had no idea Pikmin 3 was coming out this soon. I can't rush the decision to buy a WiiU that quickly!

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    KriegaffeKriegaffe Registered User regular
    I'm about 3 hours in so far. (12 lots of 15 minute days, plus cutscenes and mid-mission breaks)

    It's really great and polished.

    I don't want to say too much since discovery and exploration are part of the drawcard.

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    Ov3rchargeOv3rcharge R.I.P. Mass Effect You were dead to me for yearsRegistered User regular
    I gotta say. I'm gonna miss treasures, probably the only case of advertisements done right.

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    jothkijothki Registered User regular
    I couldn't mentally handle the mere existence of Pikmin 1's time limit, and never ended up trying out 2. I liked the Overlords, though. Does Pikmin 3 have anything going for it in comparison besides a sidegrade in unit cuteness and more micromanagement?

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    KriegaffeKriegaffe Registered User regular
    There's a clock ticking in Pikmin 3, but unlike Pikmin 1 you can get more time by collecting things.

    The world has new features. There's three captains to swap between. Better controls (assuming you use the WiiMote and Nunchuck). Enemy and world design is Nintendo standard (ie. Excellent).

    I'll spoiler a few of the things I saw in my first 12 days:
    - Yellow Pikmin can now bridge a gap in electrical wires, activating devices.
    - Animals and plants that react differently to the amount of light in the area.
    - Interesting level set ups. Early on two captains are separated by a river. You need to share Pikmin across the divide so each captain can solve the puzzles on each side.
    - The GamePad map is pretty useful for finding lost Pikmin.

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    skeldareskeldare Gresham, ORRegistered User regular
    Cannot wait until Saturday night to download this game.

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    AbsoluteZeroAbsoluteZero The new film by Quentin Koopantino Registered User regular
    Well I dumped $100 on the eShop today... Pikmin 3 is as good as mine.

    Sunday can't get here quick enough.

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    skeldareskeldare Gresham, ORRegistered User regular
    I'm using my $30 credit for registering FE and SMT4 so I can get it for half off.

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    KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
    This will be the first real killer app for the system.

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    KriegaffeKriegaffe Registered User regular
    I'm going to have nightmares about:
    bloated sandworm-trout boss!

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    cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    Wait, treasures are gone?

    ....well, dammit. Probably the only case where the removal of advertising has made me sad. Digging up cans of shoe polish and such was just so damn charming.

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    Magic PinkMagic Pink Tur-Boner-Fed Registered User regular
    I would have liked the treasures more if they could have been a bit snarky or questioning about what some of the products were. But they were always so kiss ass in the descriptions.

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    KriegaffeKriegaffe Registered User regular
    Treasures are gone, but there are some gorgeously rendered pieces of fruit.

    The feature I'm missing most from Pikmin 2 is the bestiary mode. (Maybe I haven't found it yet).

    You know the one where it would show the monsters the natural habitat, and you could throw in little carrots (not Pikmin) to see what they would do.

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    TimFijiTimFiji Beast Lord Halfway2AnywhereRegistered User regular
    I'll probably be hunting monsters or playing BLOPS2 until I can download this game if anyone wants to join!

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      Jam WarriorJam Warrior Registered User regular
      I wish I had the time to play this.

      That said I'm sure my 2yr old daughter would love watching it as she has plush yellow 'Pickman' from Club Nintendo snuggled up in her bed at the moment.

      Red pickman was banished to Mummy and Daddy's room because 'He has a scary nose'.

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      Andy JoeAndy Joe We claim the land for the highlord! The AdirondacksRegistered User regular
      Magic Pink wrote: »
      R.I.P. white pikmin :(

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      Pikmin don't have graves, you know.

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      Brainiac 8Brainiac 8 Don't call me Shirley... Registered User regular
      Kriegaffe wrote: »
      Treasures are gone, but there are some gorgeously rendered pieces of fruit.

      The feature I'm missing most from Pikmin 2 is the bestiary mode. (Maybe I haven't found it yet).

      You know the one where it would show the monsters the natural habitat, and you could throw in little carrots (not Pikmin) to see what they would do.

      They're called Pik Piks you know. :P

      Also, I'll also be sad if there is no beastiary, as I loved reading Olimar's thoughts on the creatures. Was there one in the original? I can't remember.

      I'm ok with the objects being gone. As it was every Pikmin has involved something different to collect. 1 had ship parts, 2 had objects for moolah, and 3 has fruit to feed your planet. Tell me which one is the most important. :P

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      KriegaffeKriegaffe Registered User regular
      It took several days and featured multiple bomb-rock related disasters, but I finally beat the third major boss. I haven't even properly looted the corpse yet since my pikmin force was too decimated to carry everything.

      I'm finding the game very 'one more day'-ish. There's always a wall to knock down, a cave to check out, a creature to beat, an item to collect.

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      ChenChen Registered User regular
      I've had it for a week now, but I'm only in day 4. Had to restart already because I left a few Pikmin behind. I can't face their families and tell them they've perished because of my negligence.

      I really love the time management aspect. I suspect the later levels will be more brutal in that regard.

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      KriegaffeKriegaffe Registered User regular
      I've decided not to replay any days. If I accidentily murder half my crew with a stray bomb or a poorly planned assault, I'm gonna have to live with the consequences of my carelessness :(

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      King RiptorKing Riptor Registered User regular
      Kriegaffe wrote: »
      I've decided not to replay any days. If I accidentily murder half my crew with a stray bomb or a poorly planned assault, I'm gonna have to live with the consequences of my carelessness :(

      The game is designed so you dont have to?

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      ChenChen Registered User regular
      I remember in the first Pikmin I had over a thousand soldiers before facing the final boss and by the end of the day less than 200 survived. It was a massacre. ;_;

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      KriegaffeKriegaffe Registered User regular
      Kriegaffe wrote: »
      I've decided not to replay any days. If I accidentily murder half my crew with a stray bomb or a poorly planned assault, I'm gonna have to live with the consequences of my carelessness :(

      The game is designed so you dont have to?

      The game automatically creates a save file after every in-game 'day'. You can load any of those days if you want. Prusumably it would wipe your current progress if you did so.

      I've had a few days where I've screwed up royally, lost 80 pikmin and collected virtually nothing. Replaying the day is an option, but I'd rather struggle onwards.

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      Brainiac 8Brainiac 8 Don't call me Shirley... Registered User regular
      Chen wrote: »
      I remember in the first Pikmin I had over a thousand soldiers before facing the final boss and by the end of the day less than 200 survived. It was a massacre. ;_;

      Me too. :(

      I amassed a huge amount of tiny graves that day.

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      TimFijiTimFiji Beast Lord Halfway2AnywhereRegistered User regular
      Careless jerks! I hope you wrote the families some nice letters

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        skeldareskeldare Gresham, ORRegistered User regular
        edited August 2013
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        edited August 2013
        skeldare wrote: »
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        Jump to 1:28 for the entire code break down already leaked on youtube. :(

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        maximumzeromaximumzero I...wait, what? New Orleans, LARegistered User regular
        I'm debating cancelling my Pikmin 3 order over at NewEgg. It's locked in at $47.99, but I generally don't pay those kind of prices for my games.

        Hmm.

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        MblackwellMblackwell Registered User regular
        It's not going to drop in price any time soon, so you'll just end up sad.

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        skeldareskeldare Gresham, ORRegistered User regular
        Buy it to show your support. Don't you want a Pikmin 4?

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        TimFijiTimFiji Beast Lord Halfway2AnywhereRegistered User regular
        Pikmin 3 is going to be fun. I always found these games to be relaxing. It's like playing a screensaver.

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          KrathoonKrathoon Registered User regular
          Overstock has the game for $56.47 and with free shipping.

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          AddaAdda LondonRegistered User regular
          Just ordered these off the EU stars catalogue so my girlfriend ordered me Pikmin 3 as a result. Win Win!

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          KriegaffeKriegaffe Registered User regular
          lol
          I'm debating cancelling my Pikmin 3 order over at NewEgg. It's locked in at $47.99, but I generally don't pay those kind of prices for my games.

          Hmm.

          I paid $US 66 for the game. Rock on Australia!

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          TimFijiTimFiji Beast Lord Halfway2AnywhereRegistered User regular
          I can't decide between digital or physical copy! DARGHHHHH!

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