So That's How League Of Legends' Bard Got His 'Meep' Minions

When Riot unveiled its new League of Legends champion "The Bard," the developer claimed that the heavily bearded fellow hailed from somewhere "beyond the physical universe in realms unknown to men." Fair enough. But could they be known to...pikmin? (Pun very much intended). » 3/02/15 3:05pm 3/02/15 3:05pm

Smash Bros. Player Discovers Potentially Game-Breaking Exploit

Amongst the panoply of Super Smash Bros. characters, Captain Olimar is often considered one of the most peculiar figures in the game. The Pikmin star is tricky to use effectively, particularly for beginners. Now, he's developing a new reputation thanks to a ridiculously powerful exploit one player discovered this week. » 2/18/15 2:15pm 2/18/15 2:15pm

Pikmin Has The Best Origin Story

Game developers don't usually say much about the genesis moments that inspire their work, probably because they'd sound a little weird. And repetitive, considering how similar many high-profile games are to one another. Pikmin's is special, though. » 11/12/14 5:18pm 11/12/14 5:18pm

Nintendo's Strange Two-Year Journey Into DLC

Two years ago, Nintendo boss Satoru Iwata made some lofty promises about his company's approach to what was then a new venture for them: downloadable content. Nintendo, he promised, would get it right. » 10/02/14 12:15pm 10/02/14 12:15pm

Shigeru Miyamoto Is Making an Animated Movie

Iconic game creator Shigeru Miyamoto is making his first animated short film. It stars Pikmin and is fittingly called Pikmin Short Movie. » 9/11/14 7:50am 9/11/14 7:50am

Imagine Pikmin, But With Greek Philosophers

What happens when you take the all-stars of Ancient Greek philosophy, mythological heroes and throw them into a pixel-art version of Pikmin? Okhlos, that's what. » 1/27/14 7:15pm 1/27/14 7:15pm

Canadian Pikmin Stunt Looks Like a Nintendo Fever Dream Come To Life

Nintendo's Canadian branch recently outfitted some people in Pikmin garb and jumped a pink Pikmin vehicle off a ramp, at the risk of giving children and adults nightmares. » 9/05/13 12:45pm 9/05/13 12:45pm

With Pikmin 3 releasing today, now's as good a time as any to catch up on the history and trivia behind this series—including its origins as a GameCube tech demo, its influence on Super Mario Galaxy, and the fact Nintendo crossbred a new flower variety (Bacopa Cabana) to promote it. [Did You Know Gaming?] » 8/04/13 1:00pm 8/04/13 1:00pm

Watch Us Play... Pikmin 3 And Try To Do This Thing Called 'Teamwork'

Pikmin 3's timed missions are tough, even in co-op. Here's one of the early ones. Kotaku's Steve Marinconz and I had just seven minutes to slay a mighty monster. Could we do it? » 8/01/13 3:00pm 8/01/13 3:00pm

"The truth is we were doing prototype tests of Pikmin for the DS and 3DS, but it turned into unit management with only the touch pen, and no matter what it just didn't seem like Pikmin." Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto to 4Gamer, on their early plans to develop Pikmin 3 for handhelds instead of the Wii U. [via ONM] » 7/29/13 6:20am 7/29/13 6:20am

Nintendo Ads Show the Differences Between the U.S. and Japan

Pikmin 3 is already out in Japan. It's headed to the U.S. on August 4. The game is the same, but the Pikmin 3 commercials couldn't be more different. » 7/22/13 5:00am 7/22/13 5:00am

Pikmin 3 Is a True Pikmin Game (For Better or Worse)

Pikmin and its sequel were two of the GameCube’s most beloved titles. But over the lifespan of the Wii, no new games were released in the series. Now, after nine years of anxious waiting, the cute plant-creatures are back and on the Wii U. And while it’s a little rough around the edges, it is indeed a true Pikmin game. » 7/19/13 8:00am 7/19/13 8:00am

Pikmin 3's Credits are the Cutest Thing You'll Hear All Day

Sure, the ending themes of the last two Pikmin games are fun little orchestral themes that you can hum along to; but the credits for Pikmin 3 take it one step further... [Credit Spoilers Incoming!] » 7/19/13 6:00am 7/19/13 6:00am

Let's Spend Some Hands-On Time With Pikmin 3

It's been nine years since the release of the last Pikmin game. And while it's still weeks away from a Western release, Pikmin 3 was released in Japan this past Saturday. But what exactly is Pikmin 3 like hands-on? You can count on Kotaku East to give you a sneak peek. » 7/16/13 7:00am 7/16/13 7:00am