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Peak season push for Pikmin 3

It’s out now, but Nintendo expects Pikmin 3 to be a Wii U system-seller right up until Christmas. The company told MCV that it is already planning a post-launch campaign that will run during Q4, accompanying other blockbuster titles such as Super Mario 3D World and Donkey Kong Country: Tropical …

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Minecraft 360 claims first UK No.1; Pikmin 3 debuts in 2nd

A 74 per cent week-on-week jump in sales has seen Microsoft’s Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition claim its first No.1 in the UKIE GfK Chart-Track All Formats Top 40. In doing so it forces Nintendo’s latest Wii U release Pikmin 3 to settle for second place in its debut week. The …

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Pikmin 3 download codes from GAME can be redeemed early

Those who pick up an eShop download code for Pikmin 3 from retailer GAME can download the game right now. That’s effectively granting early access as the game doesn’t officially arrive until in the UK until midnight tonight. Nintendo Life reports that these codes were discovered to work on the …

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Pikmin 3 launch bookended by sampling events

Nintendo is marking the launch of Pikmin 3 with several demo events to give consumers the chance to try out the Wii U strategy game. First, the game will be available to play at the MCM Expo Manchester Comic Con, which runs across Saturday, July 20th and Sunday, July 21st. …

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Asda cuts Wii U price by £100. Again.

Asda has once again aggressively slashed the price of Wii U. It’s the second time the retailer has cut 100 off Nintendo’s new console. It reduced the cost back in May. The Wii U Premium Set (which comes with Nintendoland) is now just 199, while the Basic Set is a …

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Pikmin 3 and The Wonderful 101 dated

Nintendo has finally confirmed when two of its most anticipated Wii U titles will arrive on shelves. Pikmin 3, the long-in-development return of the GameCube strategy series will be released on July 26th. The game was originally meant to be a launch window title, but was delayed until later in …

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Nintendo explains Wii U game delays

Nintendo miscalculated the development resources required for its Wii U launch titles, the company’s president has admitted. Speaking in a financial briefing Q&A, Satoru Iwata said development of some of its titles had required more resources than it had previously expected, and it was then forced to take developers working …

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Miyamoto: Pikmin 3 should have been a Wii U launch title

Nintendo’s creative mastermind Shigeru Miyamoto says Pikmin 3 ought to have been a Wii U launch title. He told Time Magazine, that the line-up was not ‘as robust’ as he’d have liked, and a triple-A, high quality game like Pikmin would have helped He said: "If you look back at …

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Smartphone link and user-generated content functions coming to Wii U Miiverse

Nintendo plans to launch two big system updates for the Wii U and add a range of new features to Miiverse. During its Nintendo Direct broadcast today, the format-holder outlined a range of new activity for the online service. Two significant system updates are due – one in spring to …

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Miyamoto wants Pikmin 3 to stress you out

Pikmin may be one of the cutest IP on the planet, but don’t expect the next game to be a walkover. Speaking to GamesMaster (as reported by ONM) Nintendo development boss Shigeru Miyamoto has admitted that he thought the second game in the series was too easy going and that …

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