Pikmin 3, one of the most eagerly awaited Nintendo titles, is set to launch next year, Spring 2013. The news comes from Iwata himself in his Iwata Asks column. The note appeared as a footnote, it read:
Pikmin: The first game in the Pikmin series, released for the Nintendo GameCube system in October 2001. Pikmin 3 is scheduled for release for the Wii U console in the spring of 2013.
We know many gamers have been patiently waiting for Pikmin for years. Even though it's still half a year away, it must be nice to know the end is in sight. Soon, my Pikmin, soon!