Try As I Might, I Can't Convince My Friends To Get The Wii U

Ever since the new season of Game of Thrones started, I've gathered with a group of friends each Sunday night to play video games for a few hours before the new episode airs. We sometimes call it pre-gaming Game of Thrones, because we're huge dorks. » 5/23/14 1:30pm 5/23/14 1:30pm

Tips for Playing Pikmin 3

Pikmin 3 is good at many things. But it's not so good at explaining the best parts of its control scheme or even how to have the most fun with Nintendo's new game. Thank goodness we're here to provide you some tips... » 8/05/13 11:30am 8/05/13 11:30am

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

More Pikmin 3 Gameplay Footage Than You Could Throw A Spaceship At

This video runs for nearly seven minutes, and rarely pauses from showing you raw gameplay footage of one of the biggest upcoming Wii U exclusives. » 6/26/13 11:30pm 6/26/13 11:30pm

Shigeru Miyamoto's Next Great Game, As Far As He's Concerned

I'd heard that Shigeru Miyamoto was really proud of his new game, Pikmin 3. Like, really, really proud. Like, guy-who-made-Donkey-Kong-and-Super-Mario-and-Zelda-thinks-this-game-is-great proud. That good, huh? » 6/17/13 3:30pm 6/17/13 3:30pm

Shigeru Miyamoto Says ‘Don’t Attack My Eyes!’

Fear not, the legendary Nintendo game-maker isn’t in any actual danger. He—along with director of product marketing Bill Trinen—are just having a laugh while talking about the new stuff in Pikmin 3. » 6/12/13 1:30pm 6/12/13 1:30pm

Nintendo’s New Games Are Fun, But They’re Playing it Ridiculously Safe

I’ve played four of Nintendo’s big E3 2013 games and I’m still undecided whether to be excited or disappointed. Nintendo didn’t bring the shock of the new to E3. They brought comfort food. » 6/11/13 10:59am 6/11/13 10:59am

Pikmin 3 Brings Even More Color and Charm to the Wii U

Hey, it's Alph, Brittany and Charlie! The three astronauts you'll be controlling in Pikmin 3 wander across a whimsical lanscape in a new trailer that debuted today. The clip shows off the new Pikmin types heading to the Wii U release, as well as some of the enemies that you'll be facing. Those battles look intense.… » 6/11/13 10:45am 6/11/13 10:45am

A Much Deeper Look at Pikmin 3

You’ll be using the Wii U gamepad in a different way to control to the three new characters in the third installment of Nintendo’s too-cute strategy series. » 5/17/13 11:00am 5/17/13 11:00am