After nine years of waiting, Pikmin fans will be saddened to learn that the much anticipated third installment has slipped back a few months. In their latest Nintendo Direct conference, Satoru Shibata confirmed the game would now launch in Q2 2013, not Q1.
Arguably the only real highpoint in a lackluster E3 showing, Nintendo would have been wise to finish the game in time for the Wii U’s launch. Alas it didn’t happen and in truth, the demand for Wii Us currently outstrips the rate at which Nintendo can manufacture them, so it seems at least for now consumers are still eager to grab the system.
However post-launch software slumps are hardly alien to Nintendo, let’s just hope this delay really is just a few months.
Are you an early adopter, if so how do you feel about the news?