Pikmin 3 Will Support Wii U GamePad-Only Play
Long-time designer of every video game you’ve ever cared about, Shigeru Miyamoto, has confirmed to IGN that the upcoming Pikmin 3 will feature the Wii U-exclusive feature: Off-TV Play. Put simply, it’s the ability to play Pikmin 3 exclusively on the GamePad without the television – meaning you can play in your deck chair, bed or Jacuzzi (water hazards apply).
In Miyamoto’s official words:
“You can play this game only with Wii U GamePad. If it is hard to imagine what it will be like, maybe you can recall the visuals of the original “Pikmin” for Nintendo GameCube and imagine how you can play it with the smaller but more detailed screen in your hands. The two control sticks of Wii U GamePad will let you play this game more comfortably and, with a TV screen, the gyro sensor inside Wii Remote Plus will further help your gameplay.”
If you want a better idea of how the game plays, you can check out Andrea’s preview here or my E3 preview right here. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait a little while longer to get our hands on this one, as it’s been pushed back a little bit in terms of release.
But hey, at least Nintendo’s got some big plans for E3 – and from the sounds of it, you won’t want to miss a second.