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Pikmin 3 Release Date Revealed For US

Tucked away in Nintendo's official PR email was the Pikmin 3 release date. (Pikmin 3, Wii U)

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MNGamer-N  +   954d ago
Plus new flying pikmin! The wait has been grueling and difficult. I hope it will all be worth it, as I will be expecting greatness!
Neonridr  +   954d ago
August?? Sigh, was hoping for it to be a little sooner, but oh well. This game is gonna be worth the wait, will be getting this for sure.
Donnieboi  +   954d ago
It's only a month after Japan gets it, which is astounding considering that it is a Japanese made game. The fact they have it localized that fast is a very, very good thing.
GuyManDude  +   954d ago
I think Neonridr was refering to the fact that this was a "launch window" game that won't be out until 9 months after launch. Nintendo needs to stop overpromising at console launches. I read a neogaf thread a while back that had quotes from the Wii and 3DS launch where they said they learned from their mistakes and would have strong launch lineups. This is three hardware launches in a row now where they overpromised with their launch window games.

Edit: Here's that link:

Iwata talking about the Wii launch:

“When we launched GameCube, the initial sales were good, and all the hardware we manufactured at that time were sold through. However, after this period, we could not provide the market with strong software titles in a timely fashion. As a result we could not leverage the initial launch time momentum, and sales of GameCube slowed down. To avoid repeating this with Wii, we have been intensifying the software development, both internally at Nintendo and at developers outside the company, in order to prepare aggressive software lineup for Wii at and after the launch.” says Iwata. He then says, ”We believe it is important to provide the market with strong software without a long interval in order to keep the launch time momentum."

That didn't happen. Here's his 3DS launch promise:

“It’s important that you be able to supply software with no pause,” said Iwata. “With the DS and Wii, following the titles that were released at launch, the momentum dropped when there was a gap in software releases. We’re making plans so that this type of thing won’t happen.”

Neither did this. And finally the Wii U launch:

“As we learned a bitter lesson with the launch of the Nintendo 3DS, we are trying to take every possible measure so that the Wii U will have a successful launch. The company was unable to launch much-anticipated first-party titles for the Wii nor for the Nintendo 3DS in a timely fashion in the first half of the term. In the game platform business, creating momentum is very important, but the momentum was once lost, and it has had a large negative effect on our sales and profits.”

Come on Nintendo.
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mcstorm  +   954d ago
Cant wait for this game.
MilkMan  +   954d ago
Awesome. Take your time and don't mess this up Big N.
josephayal  +   954d ago
Good news let them polish it up and make it better
Iltapalanyymi  +   954d ago
why is everyone so hyped for this casual kiddie bullshit?

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