UPDATE: You can now see footage of the new control option in action above!

Even though Pikmin 3 is nine months old, it looks like Nintendo is still supporting it. A recent software update for Pikmin 3 adds yet another control option to what was already a very customizable game: stylus control.

The stylus control option is often likened to “Pikmin Adventure,” from Nintendo Land, so players who love Nintendo Land‘s Pikmin attraction will find themselves right at home controlling the full adventure with the Wii U GamePad and its touch screen.

I haven’t downloaded this update yet myself, but the internet’s reaction is looking pretty positive. If you have Pikmin 3, you can download the update and tell us what you think!

Our Verdict


Colin McIsaac
I first played Donkey Kong Country before even turning three years old, and have since grown into an avid gamer and passionate Nintendo fan. I started working at Zelda Informer in August 2012, and helped found Gamnesia, which launched on February 1, 2013. Outside of the journalism game, I'm an invested musician who loves arranging music from video games and other media. If you care to follow my endeavors, you can check out my channel here: http://youtube.com/user/pokemoneinstein I was rummaging through some things a while back and found my first grade report card. My teacher said, "Oddly enough, Colin doesn't like to write unless it's about computers or computer-type games. In his journal he likes to write about what level he is on in 'Mario Land,' but he doesn't often write about much else." I was pretty amused, given where I am today. Also I have a dog, and he's a pretty cool guy. I don't care for elephants much. I suppose they're okay. You've read plenty now; carry on.


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