Pikmin 3

Pikmin 3 fans, and insomniacs, will have something to look forward to later tonight/early tomorrow. Nintendo plans to have a Pikmin 3 focused Nintendo Direct for this Wednesday at 8:00 PM Tokyo time.

Shigeru Miyamoto will be teaming up with Japanese comedian Hitoshi Matsumoto in the Direct. The two will play through Pikimin 3 as they talk about the various features of the game. Either that or they’ll talk about cats.

If you’re wondering why the Direct pairs up Miyamoto with a comedian of all people, it should be noted that Matsumoto does have an interest in video games, but he is better known as the dimwitted half of a comedy duo with Masatoshi Hamada. Together, they host a number of Japanese variety show

The Nintendo Direct is ostensibly Japanese centric. A US and European version probably won’t be far behind. We’ll keep you up to date if/when they announce one.

Given how much we already know about Pikmin 3, it’s hard to imagine what else they can cover. Unless there’s a new kind of Pikmin that they haven’t revealed or some heretofore unknown gameplay feature, what haven’t they told us?

Pikmin 3 is dated for a July 13th release in Japan, July 26th in Europe, and August 4th in North America

You can watch it here when it airs.


Karli Winata
Karli Winata is an avid gamer with a taste for a little bit of everything. Except for sports games. And racing sims. And definitely not hidden object games! I guess everything is too broad a term. Suffice it to say that he has been known to play hours of Call of Duty multiplayer in between bouts of Persona fusing and Star Coin collecting while saving the world/galaxy through sensibly bald space marines or plucky teenagers with impossible hairstyles. Where does he find the time to write about them?