Rise up and lead your army to our Pikmin 3 hands-on preview straight from E3 2012. We embarked on a journey to the Nintendo E3 booth to test out the Wii U launch title and what did we discover? Rock Pikmin and Wii U GamePad controls! The gameplay remains familar, and, as Pikmin fans, that's exactly what we've been waiting for.
From our E3 2012 Pikmin Preview:
Nothing shown significantly mixes up the franchise formula in any capacity. The rock Pikmin (which cause additional damage and shatter objects on impact) don’t really change the gameplay, and while the GamePad’s minimap and end-of-level replay feature are appreciated, they’re merely bonuses.
The seven-year wait for Miyamoto's next entry into the Pikmin series is almost over. In the meantime, click on over to that Pikmin 3 preview.