|Digital Release:||Nintendo Wii U
July 13, 2013 (JP)
July 26, 2013 (EU)
August 04, 2013 (US)
|August 05, 2020
Likely late August 2020
Nintendo Wii U (EU, JP, US)
Nintendo Wii U
Pikmin 3 appears to have been relisted on the Nintendo Wii U eShop near the end of August 2020. A Google Cache archive of the game’s European webpage shows it was available as early as August 20th while captures of the North American webpage show it was still unavailable on August 24th.
As previously speculated, the delisting may still be related to the October release of Pikmin 3 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch. It is very likely that the Wii U version will once again be delisted leading up to or shortly after the release of Pikmin 3 Deluxe. Our original delisting details follow.
Pikmin 3 was delisted from the Nintendo Wii U eShop on August 5th, 2020 alongside the announcement of Pikmin 3 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch, to be released in October. As the game was removed nearly at the same time as the announcement of Pikmin 3 Deluxe, the cause for the delisting is obvious. As many publishers have done before, Nintendo delisted the game to move players over to the full-priced re-release.
About the Game
“In the Pikmin 3 game, players take command of three explorers and a legion of adorable Pikmin in a fight for survival. By employing the unique abilities of these tiny Pikmin creatures, players will solve puzzles, battle dangerous predators and recover food needed to save the explorers’ depleted home planet.“
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