Saturday, August 31, 2013

Father Of Mega Man Is Kickstarting A Spiritual Successor To The Blue Bomber!

Keiji Inafune is a big name to fans of Capcom's past. He has had a hand in many of the company's biggest games ranging from Resident Evil to Onimusha to Dead Rising. His single biggest creation is Mega Man who has since become one of the most recognizable video games characters of all time starring in well over 100 different video games. After an influential 23 years with Capcom, Mr. Inafune made a well publicized exit from the company in 2010 which in turn caused Capcom to cancel all Mega Man projects much to the dismay of fans. 3 years have passed and Capcom continues to disappoint Mega Man fans with no new games and quick cash grab merchandising based off of the characters legacy. Nintendo has actually done more with the character through his inclusion in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. which delighted fans at E3 2013.
Today marks a major turn as Keiji Inafune announced a new Kickstarter campaign for an upcoming game titled Mighty No. 9. At first glance, you would be forgiven for thinking the game was a next gen side scrolling Mega Man game. Hell, the Kickstarter video has so much imagery from the Blue Bomber you'd think it was crafted in such a way to give Capcom a huge middle finger. Mighty No. 9 is based around the title character Beck who is "the 9th in a line of powerful robots, and the only one not infected by a mysterious computer virus that has caused mechanized creatures the world over to go berserk". Everything from character designs to the ability to use weapons and abilities from enemies echoes the Blue Bomber and looks as if it was changed just enough to avoid legal issues with Capcom. The game (scheduled for a 2015 release) has a $900,000 funding goal for the PC version with stretch goals that include a version of the game for the Wii U/PS3/360 at $2.5 Million. Announced only a few hours ago, the game has already gotten over $100,000 in the time it took to write this article! Seeing as Capcom has shown nothing but contempt for the Mega Man franchise in recent years, this is the best of both worlds as we get both a brand new franchise as well as a new Mega Man game all rolled into one. Enjoy and be sure to show your support if you like what you see!


Wednesday, August 28, 2013

New Rayman Legends Launch Trailer Highlights Stellar Reviews!

Rayman Legends is getting ready to hit store shelves (as well as the eShop) on September 3rd and the reviews are in. The long delayed and highly anticipated game has been met with universal praise with many proclaiming it to be one of the best platformers ever made. The extra development time has been well utilized with the developers adding new levels, bosses and even a large selection of remastered levels from Rayman Origins. Seeing as the Wii U was the lead console for the game, it comes as little surprise that it is the best version of the game with the touch controlled Murphy being one of the highlights of the game (especially in multiplayer). It should be noted that the Wii U version features exclusive Mario and Luigi character skins as well as a secret bonus for those who downloaded and played the "Challenge App" earlier this year. To celebrate the games stellar reviews, UbiSoft has released a new trailer to show off their hard work. Enjoy!


Wii U Deluxe Getting A Price Cut And New Zelda Bundle!

The Nintendo Wii U has had a rough first year but things are beginning to turn around as we enter the Fall 2013 season. Nintendo has announced today that the Wii U Deluxe 32GB (Black console) will see a price cut to $299.99 on September 20th to coincide with the eShop release of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (The physical retail release of Wind Waker HD is October 4th). That is a $50 price cut and officially makes the Wii U $100 cheaper than the upcoming PS4 and $200 cheaper than the upcoming XBOne making this holiday season pretty interesting for the 3 next gen consoles.

The price cut also brings a new limited edition of the Wii U Deluxe which comes bundled with Wind Waker HD and a special Zelda themed GamePad. To be clear, the system comes with a eShop voucher for the digital version of the game which can be downloaded the same day the new bundle launches, September 20th. The original Wii U Deluxe bundled with Nintendo Land will also be available at the new price. This also means that the Wii U Basic (White console) is being phased out completely as remaining stock has almost been sold through at this point and Nintendo shows no interest in continuing this model. The new price and flood of great new games this fall will make the Wii U a serious competitor as PS4 and XBOne launch in November.

Nintendo Announces The Nintendo 2DS!

Nintendo shocked everyone today when they announced a new iteration of their successful Nintendo DS line of consoles titled the Nintendo 2DS. The machine is designed as an entry level hybrid of the original Nintendo DS and the newer 3DS. Gone is the 3D screen, 3D camera and clamshell design that has long been a part of the iconic handheld. The machine will cost $129.99 and is clearly aimed at the budget minded who want to play 3DS and DS games but aren't worried about the extra features that define the 3DS. It's an odd choice since the new machine looks rather ill designed for portable gaming but it will be interesting to see if it finds a market for itself. Enjoy!


Tuesday, August 27, 2013

It's A Smashing Good Time In Mario Warfare Part 4

The latest episode of the excellent Mario Warfare series has just been released and features a wonderful blend of Super Smash Bros. and the film classic Fight Club. Many of Nintendo's biggest franchise characters make an appearance and as expected, the fight choreography is amazing. Mario Warfare Part 4 also features a slick training sequence with Princess Peach that shows the filmmakers are evolving her away from the typical "princess that needs to be rescued" stereotype which is a very welcome approach for such a well known princess. Enjoy!


Monday, August 26, 2013

Powerful New CRYENGINE Supports The Wii U!

With all of the negativity from the mainstream press, many would think that the Wii U is a technically inferior machine that is barely more powerful than the original Wii. This couldn't be further from the truth but many traditional third party publishers are out to smear the Wii U and convince us otherwise. These companies have resorted to everything from cutting features from their games to outright bailing on the console after providing sub par ports of old games and blaming their poor sales for leaving.

Seeing as triple A game development costs have ballooned out of control, the industry is forced to basically use a couple different game engines for every major game. EA has their Frostbite engine which can run on the Wii U but doesn't support it. Epic has the Unreal Engine 4 which can easily be scaled to run on Wii U but they choose not to do so. Ironically, many powerful indie engines such as Unity fully support Nintendo's latest console and as a result, we are literally seeing dozens of new games come to the machine.

Turns out that one major company has created a beast of a new game engine and guess what, it fully supports the Wii U. Crytek (creators of the Crysis series) have revealed their latest CRYENGINE which looks quite stunning. Crytek also made things quite clear when announcing the engine that it would support Nintendo's latest console which is great for developers looking for a great engine to bring stunning looking games to the Wii U. To showcase what the engine can do, Crytek has released a video to demo the tech (the water effects at 2:24 are particularly amazing). Enjoy!


Finding Luigi: Legend Of Parkour Mockumentary

With the retail version of New Super Luigi U now on store shelves, Nintendo is celebrating the release with a mockumentary titled Finding Luigi: Legend of Parkour. Luigi has always been known for his enhanced jumping abilities and what better way to highlight this than with a video about Parkour, also known as Free Running. It is a fascinating sport that requires great skill and is a joy to watch making it well suited to showcase Luigi and Nabbit, his thieving costar in the game. Enjoy!


Friday, August 23, 2013

"Exclusively On Wii U" Trailer Showcases The System Sellers!

As Nintendo gears up for the 2013 holiday season, they have put together a new trailer which shows off many of their biggest truly exclusive games for the Wii U console. From Sonic to Mario to Zelda, there is no denying that the console has one of the best selection of games in terms of exclusives and this fall is going to be great for the fans. With any luck, this lineup of heavy hitters will pull the machine out of its current sales slump. Enjoy!


Knytt Underground Soundtrack Now Available...For Free!


With Knytt Underground coming soon to Wii U, what better way to prepare than to listen to the games atmospheric soundtrack. The collection of music spans almost 5 hours from more than 8 artists and perfectly suits the exploratory nature of the game. The entire soundtrack is now available for free download on developer Nifflas' Games website. Enjoy!


LEGO The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug Fan Made Trailer

I'm beginning to think that you can literally do anything with LEGO's. From video games to toys to pure imagination, the LEGO brand has blown up bigger than anything over the last 10 years. Combined with the talents of budding filmmakers, we are now seeing big budget Hollywood film trailers translated to Lego form. Enter the trailer for LEGO The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, an amazing fan recreation of films theatrical trailer that was released earlier this year. I can't even imagine the sheer volume of work it took to create but it is a must view for both Lego and Hobbit fans. Enjoy!


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Fan Crafted Mother 4 Is Coming In 2014!

It can be argued that there is no more dedicated video game fanbase than that for the Mother/EarthBound series. Their tireless efforts brought us the recent Wii U Virtual Console release of EarthBound which has seen excellent sales as well as creating a new generation of fans who have fallen in love with the game. It shows that the series is something truly unique and loved.

A group of these dedicated fans have crafted a brand new game in the series known as Mother 4. While not endorsed by Nintendo, the game is crafted with love and will be released for 100% free on PC's in 2014. It's very impressive and provided Nintendo doesn't stop its release will become a true milestone for the legendary series. If you are a fan of Mother or EarthBound, I urge you to check out the games official website. Enjoy!


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Metroidvania "Knytt Underground" Coming To Wii U With Exclusive Content!

Knytt Underground is a Metroidvania style indie game that has made a name for itself with its incredibly atmospheric and exploration heavy gameplay. Swedish video game developer Nicklas Nygren (better known by handle "Nifflas") recently announced that his adventure game Knytt Underground would be coming to the Wii U eShop. The game has already seen release on multiple platforms to date but its Wii U debut (late 2013/early 2014) will come with some console exclusive bonus content. The PC version of the game is getting an update known as "Infinity Hype" and that update will be console exclusive to Wii U. Honestly, it's nice to see the struggling console treated to some exclusive content for once and it makes sense that it would come from an indie developer. Enjoy!


Sunday, August 18, 2013

Mega Beardo: A Mega Man 2 Guitar Tribute

Saturday, August 17, 2013

GameStop Taking Advantage Of Customers With Xenoblade Chronicles?

Xenoblade Chronicles is widely considered one of the best (if not THE best) console J-RPG of the last console generation (Personally, it ranks in my top 10 RPG's of all time). The game oozes quality and the sheer volume of content rivals just about any other console game ever created. This epic RPG almost didn't see a US release but fan outcry convinced Nintendo to bring it stateside through a partnership with GameStop. The resulting partnership saw the game released exclusively through Nintendo's online storefront and GameStop (Stores and Online). This partnership was also unique in that GameStop split the production costs with the Big N ultimately creating a low print run of the game. This meant that after the initial batch was sold, prices immediately shot through the roof due to demand.

This brings us to a disturbing situation with GameStop. Under normal circumstances, a rare game such as this either becomes a collector's item and is priced accordingly or the publisher sees this increased demand and decides to order a second print run which was the case with games such as Radiant Historia (Atlus) and The Last Story (XSEED). The second print run will normally stabilize the price from whatever outrageous spikes it has seen. In the case of Xenoblade Chronicles, Nintendo was reluctant to even bring the game over to the US in the first place so a second print run was out of the question and GameStop could not make more without Nintendo. Prices has since risen with loose used copies going for $90 minimum and complete/new copies often ranging from $150-$200. 

Currently, GameStop has the game selling used on their website for a whopping $90 (one of the most expensive used games they carry) which would normally end the story. This is not the case though as GameStop has suddenly (and mysteriously) had a large restocking of the game and what's worse, the games seem to be in complete and new condition (minus the factory seal). Gamer's have taken notice of this are crying fowl accusing GameStop of taking advantage of a game they had a hand in bringing to the US. While some think that GameStop has somehow gotten a second print run, the situation likely has more to do with the company taking advantage of their involvement with the games distribution, allow me to explain. 
  • GameStop knew that outside of Nintendo, they were the only ones able to sell the game so they likely ordered as many copies for the company as possible through their deal. 
  • They advertised their exclusive retail availability of the game resulting in record pre-order numbers for the title which is especially noteworthy for the waning Wii system.
  • They sold through all of their pre-orders as well as some additional on shelf copies for their retail chain and ultimately "sold out" of new copies around the same time as Nintendo's online store. 
  • This caused the game to immediately spike in value shortly after due to a limited print run and universal acclaim.
Now it's time for the dirty part and while it is impossible to 100% prove due to shady business practices, I have personally witnessed similar questionably legal activities while working for the company. GameStop likely withheld new copies in their warehouses with the intention to stock them as pre-owned during a notoriously bad down time for video game sales (taking advantage of the collector's market for the game). Anyone who has worked in video game sales knows that the summer months are awful for sales as there are very few new titles and most people are waiting for the fall rush which kicks off in September. This is why game stores have summer sales to try and keep sales up during the down time. GameStop could neither sell the game new for a jacked up price or sell factory sealed games for used prices so they simply have their staff open the new product and ship it out as used. This has been backed up by recent purchases of the game which are in complete, brand new condition (even including unused club Nintendo codes which has been confirmed by Treon's Realm).

While this shady practice may seem isolated, it is similar to situations I have seen firsthand (while working for the company) where GameStop will take new product and sell it as used after the cost to the company has been mitigated. I personally had a GameStop employee admit to doing this last week when purchasing "used" copies of Wario Land Shake It! and Battalion Wars 2 (when I asked to checked the discs, she informed me that they had just been converted from new to used and sure enough, they were brand new games minus shrink wrap!). YouTube channel ReviewTechUSA has put together a hilarious "commercial" which illustrates how GameStop takes advantage of their customers as well as the industry. Enjoy!


NOTE: GameStop has responded claiming that they will be bringing back pricey "vintage" titles in the coming months. Metroid Prime Trilogy has already started popping up on store shelves and online for $85 used. Once again, the "used" copies of this game are in brand new condition complete with unused Club Nintendo cards. Provided these games sell, you can expect this to become a normal practice for the company as their traditional retail sales continue to fall in the face of a rising digital market.

New Sonic Lost World "Colors" Trailer

Sonic the Hedgehog has had a rough time in the realm of 3D gaming. While his early 2D games are true classics with a fierce fanbase, his steps into 3D over the last 15 years have been rough at best. A few hits have kept him afloat but fans have wanted a 3D game that matches what Super Mario 64 did for Nintendo's famous mascot.

Fans of the Blue Blur may get the coveted game they have always wanted this fall with the release of Sonic Lost World which is a major Nintendo exclusive. A new trailer has just been released which shows more of the gameplay and in all honesty, it looks as if Sonic has spent some vacation time in Super Mario Galaxy. This is not a bad thing when you consider that the Mario Galaxy titles are some of the highest rated games of all time. This influence makes sense when you consider that Nintendo has had a small hand in the games development and with any luck, Sonic Lost World may become the long awaited Super Mario 64 of Sonic games. Nintendo is rolling out the most legendary gaming mascots of all time this fall with Link (Wind Waker HD), Donkey Kong (Donkey Kong Country Tropical Freeze), Mario (Super Mario 3D World) and Sonic (Sonic Lost World) all for the Wii U which is sure to delight fans. Enjoy!


Monday, August 12, 2013

A Fascinating Look At How The Wii U Works

With the Wii U building steam towards a strong lineup of great games this fall, it feels like a good time to take a look at just how the system and its innovative controller work. Roo from the excellent 16-Bit Gems YouTube series also produces the ever fascinating "The Way Games Work" video series which gives a scientific look at how various game devices work. It's a well produced series that manages to entertain and educate at the same time. Enjoy!


Rayman Legends "When Called Upon To Kill Bill" Trailer

Anyone familiar with the classic Kill Bill films will immediately recognize the tune from the latest Rayman Legends trailer which perfectly wraps the song into one of its rhythm platform levels. These levels are quickly becoming one of the big highlights of the highly anticipated game and manage to do the "endless runner" game without the rigid frustrating gameplay that often plagues that game design. Much like the Castle Rock and Eye of the Tiger trailers, this is a must watch. Enjoy!


Friday, August 9, 2013

Nintendo Heavily Promotes The Wonderful 101 In Latest Nintendo Direct!

The Wonderful 101 is shaping up to be one of the most original and truly new games to come out of the mainstream video game industry in years. Hell, the game feels like a big budget indie title driven by a great comic book approach to story telling. To celebrate its upcoming release, Nintendo broadcast an entire worldwide Nintendo Direct dedicated to this one game.

The games Director, Hideki Kamiya, hosted the entire presentation which gave greater insight into the games mechanics and controls. The presentation also (and humorously) repeated the games release date which is September 15th in North America. It's no secret that Hideki Kamiya wants this game to succeed and his passion came through loud and clear. This was especially evident in his latest trailer for the game which he put together for the Nintendo Direct. The trailer is truly epic clocking in at an amazing 7 minutes and while many fans worried about spoilers, Platinum Games took to Twitter to assure fans that this was not the case. Rounding out the presentation was the revelation that a game demo was coming to the Wii U eShop (this is noteworthy since it is the first Nintendo published game to receive a playable Wii U demo). The demo is already live in Europe and Japan with a North American version coming shortly. I urge everyone to give this a try and pick up the game if you like it seeing as the industry needs more original games like this. Enjoy!


Thursday, August 8, 2013

Witness The Real World Creation Of Link's Master Sword

Master swordsmith Tony Swatton is the star of a YouTube series known as Man At Arms. The series focuses on Tony crafting famous weapons from movies, comic books and video games. It's an impressive sight to behold and is quite fascinating since the episodes cover the entire process (condensed of course) of building the weapons.

One of the latest episodes chronicles the forging of the iconic Master Sword from The Legend of Zelda series. The final product is impressively detailed and fully functional as illustrated by the final segment of the video where the sword is used to break pots filled with gems just link Link. Any Zelda fan is sure to geek out over the sight of the legendary blade and any collector would love to have this hanging on their wall. Enjoy!


Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Gorgeous Wind Waker HD North American Boxart And New Game Details

Nintendo has just released the official boxart for The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD and it is quite stunning. Personally, I always felt the boxart for the GameCube original failed to capture the scale and adventure of this excellent game but this new art is wonderful and the gold background is an excellent nod the series legacy. While further details for the game remain sparse, a couple of gameplay details have surfaced with today's Nintendo Direct.
  • The new red sail that allows the boat to travel at double speed is called the Swift Sail. The Swift Sail will not only allow faster travel but it will always be full of wind meaning you no longer have to change the direction of the wind once the sail has been found, a major plus.
  • A new Nautical Chart will be displayed on the Wii U Gamepad which works like a car GPS. This is designed to make navigating small islands and finding salvage points around the Great Sea much easier.
  • Rumor's have also surfaced that the game may feature a higher difficulty level which is sure to please veterans of this classic. Though this is not confirmed, it would fit with the 3DS remake of Ocarina of Time which featured the more difficult Master's Quest upon completion of the main quest.


DuckTales Remastered Music Duckumentary

Video games and music go together like chocolate and peanut butter. A classic video game is often revered as much for its memorable music as the excellent gameplay. DuckTales is no exception to this rule with an amazing NES soundtrack that still holds up 20 years later. Every single song for this game is a classic tune and showers your eardrums with joyous nostalgia. The music for the Moon level in particular is one of the most amazing pieces of NES music ever composed and has been endlessly remixed in every style imaginable. For many, it is as highly regarded as the Wily Stage music from Mega Man 2.

Wayforward is taking this legacy very seriously with DuckTakes: Remastered and it shows in their latest Duckumentary which showcases the love and care put into the music and sound. One of the highlights of the video is the reveal of the Moon theme which has been as anticipated as the game itself and it does not disappoint. The man behind the new soundtrack is the ever talented Jake Kaufman (a.k.a. Virt) who has a long history with Wayforward and is responsible for some of the best retro game music in the industry today. Enjoy and be sure to grab your copy when it releases next week!


Prepare For Flood Of Wii U Indie Titles With New Trailer!

It is no secret that Nintendo has been welcoming indie developers with open arms. As stated before, for every third party game that bails on the Big N, 2-3 indie titles step up to happily take their place making the Wii U a unique console focused on indie games and stellar first party games. To further show their support, Nintendo has released a fresh new trailer showcasing a number of great new games coming to the Wii U. With the flood of rather stale looking "mainstream" FPS, open world and racing titles hitting the shelves this fall, the games on display in this trailer give hope that creativity and innovation has not been lost in an industry being choked by increasingly greedy third party's. Please comment below on the games that look most interesting to you. Enjoy! (NOTE: While the trailer states that these games are European/Australian releases, just about everything on display is also confirmed for North America as well.)


New Zelda For 3DS Reveals Existence Of A Second Triforce!

One of the most anticipated games hitting the Nintendo 3DS this year is The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds which is set in Hyrule after the events in the SNES favorite A Link to the Past. The game is an evolution of Shigeru Miyamoto's desire to see the Super Nintendo original revisited in 3D. Instead of a simple remake, Nintendo took the idea and crafted a whole new game that takes place in the same world but many years after A Link to the Past with a whole new Link. 

The game is set for release this November but Nintendo just upped the mystery of the new game by revealing that the game hides a new Triforce currently being referred to as the Shadow Triforce (which is visible in the games logo). This new Triforce is directly related to the second world Link visits in the game which has been revealed as a whole new world and not the Dark World (or Golden Land) from the SNES game. You can expect much fan speculation on the implications of this new revelation and how it will relate to the entire series. Between this and Wind Waker HD, Zelda fans are sure to be very happy this fall.

Prepare For A Double Dose Of Professor Layton In 2014!

The Professor Layton series has quickly taken off as one of Nintendo's more unique franchises and rightfully so seeing as each game is as good (if not better) than the last. After wrapping up an excellent trilogy on the the Nintendo DS, the series is now preparing to wrap a second trilogy on the Nintendo 3DS in 2014 with Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy. As if that wasn't enough, Nintendo officially confirmed that fans will also be getting the highly anticipated Professor Layton vs. Pheonix Wright: Ace Attorney in 2014 as well. The courtroom adventure series has a following just as devoted as Professor Layton making this a dream crossover game and excellent addition to the amazing 3DS library. If you have even a passing interest in either series, you owe it to yourself to check out these great games. Enjoy!


Monday, August 5, 2013

Club Nintendo August Rewards Update

Nintendo has updated their downloadable Club Nintendo rewards for August and for the remainder of the month they are offering 4 titles across 2 systemsThe expiration date for this offer is now September 1 and the price is 150 coins for each title. Be sure to check back September 2nd for the next reward update.

NES Play Action Football - Wii Virtual Console
150 Coins (Available Until September 1)

Wario's Woods - Wii Virtual Console
150 Coins (Available Until September 1)

Mario Golf - 3DS eShop
150 Coins (Available Until September 1)

Brain Age Express: Sudoku 3DS eShop
150 Coins (Available Until September 1)


Click here to see rewards

Indie Metroidvania "Rex Rocket" Coming To Wii U!

Metroidvania games are some of the most enjoyable action adventure games ever produced and the indie market has produced some of the best in recent memory. From Cave Story to Aquaria, it's hard to deny the charm and sense of exploration offered by this style of game. Personally, I find myself searching out every game of this style with many ending up as some of my favorite games ever made.

This brings us to Rex Rocket which is being developed by Castle Pixel who has just become a licensed Nintendo developer. With this license, Castle Pixel has confirmed that Rex Rocket will be coming to the Wii U eShop in 2014. The game has a delightful retro visual style and its gameplay is a fusion of Mega Man and Metroid. After a successful Kickstarter campaign which funded its development for PC, the development team made it clear that they wanted to bring the game to as many systems as it could including Linux, Nintendo 3DS, Ouya and the Wii U. If you are a Metroidvania fan, Rex Rocket is sure to be a must have for your collection. Enjoy!


Sunday, August 4, 2013

The Legend Of Zelda CGI Movie That Never Was

It's no secret that Hollywood has tried for many years to crack the code of making a great video game movie with results ranging from passable to utter trash. As game fans, we have had to wade through mountains of crap while still waiting for The Dark Knight of video games. Hollywood has manged to find the rosetta stone of comic book movies resulting in great films such as the Dark Knight trilogy, The Avengers and Iron Man but I'm not sure we will ever see the same for the largest entertainment industry on the planet. 

Nintendo games in particular have largely managed to dodge the bullet of awful movie translations after their own atrocious Super Mario Bros. film from 1993. Seeing that steaming pile of crap and its horrible legacy, Nintendo has kept franchise greats such as The Legend of Zelda and Metroid in their pure interactive formats with the latter getting a type of film treatment in its most recent game, Other M (and we all know how much people bitched about that!). Recently a 2007 conceptual trailer for a Zelda movie has surfaced and fan reaction is about what you'd expect. Developed by the American department of Imagi Animation Studios (producers of the CGI Astro Boy and TMNT films), the movie pitch was submitted to Nintendo who shot down the film idea. It's an interesting sneak peak into the Hollywood mentality towards video games but ultimately shows why certain properties should remain in their original format. Enjoy!

Zelda Movie Pitch Direct Link

Saturday, August 3, 2013

How Well Do You Know Pikmin?

With today's North American release of the highly anticipated Pikmin 3, fans are being treated to a rush of coverage including an excellent trivia video from Did You Know Gaming?. Even the most hardcore Pikmin fan is sure to find out something they didn't know about this amazing adventure-strategy series. The third entry in this series also marks an important point in the life of the Wii U as Pikmin 3 marks the official kick-off to Nintendo's fall 2013 revitalization of the unique and highly underrated console. Enjoy!