Pikmin 3 coming out August 4

Pikmin 3 finally has a release date of August 4, after missing the launch window of the Wii U ending March 31. Oddly, with as much time as Nintendo president Satoru Iwata spent talking about the game in today's Nintendo Direct, the date was only announced in a press release and not in the presentation.

Iwata showed off a little more of the game play, including a new winged Pikmin that will make some tasks easier in the game. Creator Shigeru Miyamoto has said that he wants to go back to basics with the new installment and induce a bit more stress on players.