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Pikmin 3 coming August 4, The Wonderful 101 coming September 15

Nintendo outlined release dates for the rest of the summer today, including some big titles on the Wii U.


Nintendo outlined a slew of release dates during today's Nintendo Direct, which focused on its release plans for the summer. You'll be able to play Pikmin 3, The Wonderful 101, and Game & Wario before autumn (technically) begins.

The long-delayed Pikmin 3 is finally coming on August 4, assuming it doesn't get delayed again. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata talked a little about the story mode, which involves three new captains besides the series mainstay Olimar: Alph, Brittany, and Charlie. The trio are on a search for food to save their starving home planet. Iwata also detailed the control options for the game. You can use a GamePad, Pro Controller, or Wii Remote and Nunchuck using the GamePad as a monitor. The GamePad also supports off-screen play.

Game & Wario is coming June 23, for $39.99. Meanwhile, Platinum Games' The Wonderful 101 barely squeaks into a summer slot on September 15.

Finally, the Zelda games Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons are coming to 3DS on May 30. They'll normally be priced $5.99 each. Between May 30 and June 20 they'll be $4.99 apiece instead, to encourage players to pick up both versions since they're meant to be played in tandem.

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    May 17, 2013 7:57 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Nintendo outlines summer release dates.

    Nintendo outlined release dates for the rest of the summer today, including some big titles on the Wii U.

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      May 17, 2013 8:30 AM

      Are there any big non-Nintendo releases for the Wii U as well? Those games look good but it really needs other stuff as well.

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        May 17, 2013 8:39 AM

        Tell that to the third-party developers

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        May 17, 2013 9:05 AM

        There's some indie stuff but not much that I recall in the way of AAA support.

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        May 17, 2013 7:06 PM

        ??????? Um did you read the article, who do you think platinum is?

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          May 17, 2013 7:10 PM

          It's being published by Nintendo. I guess I meant 3rd party publishers.

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            May 18, 2013 11:14 AM

            I don't think the distributor makes a difference. If Nintendo is getting outside developers to make games, good on them for negotiating exclusivity. If that requires them to publish the game so be it, it's still a 3rd party game.

            Is gears of war a Microsoft game, no its a epic game published by Microsoft.

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            May 19, 2013 11:58 AM

            Beggars can't be choosers, dude. For the time being, Nintendo taking an active role in the game is how we're gonna get third party devs into the fold.

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      May 17, 2013 7:08 PM

      Looking forward to more Pikmin.. that tease we got from Nintendoland was great but I want MORE!

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