Nintendo's much-anticipated garden adventure Pikmin 3 will now launch for Wii U in "Q2 2013", Nintendo has announced.

The game was originally due for the Wii U's launch window. Animal Crossing: New Leaf on 3DS will also launch in Q2.

Nintendo of Europe boss Satoru Shibata announced the news in a just-finished Nintendo Direct conference.

The company revealed it was taking over publishing duties for delayed Wii U draw-'em-up Scribblenauts Unlimited in Europe. Once a launch title, the game will now arrive on 8th February.

March is set to be a monster month for Nintendo releases. The next Brain Training title - Dr Kawashima's Devilish Brain Training: Can You Stay Focused? - arrives for 3DS on 8th March.

The rest of that month will see the release of 3DS games Harmo Knight, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, Castlevania: Lords Of Shadow - Mirror Of Fate, plus Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate on 3DS and Wii U.

Fire Emblem: Awakening, which launched in Japan in April, will arrive in April 2013 in Europe.

Less interestingly, Wii U music title Sing Party will hit European shops on 18th January, while Wii U Panorama View, which lets you watch 3D videos in 360-degree view mode, now has a "spring" release pencilled in. Shibata indicated that Panorama View videos would be available to purchase separately via the Wii U eShop.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.

Jump to comments (55)

About the author

Tom Phillips

Tom Phillips

News Editor

Tom is Eurogamer's news editor. He writes lots of news, some of the puns and all the stealth Destiny articles.

More articles by Tom Phillips

Comments (55)

Comments for this article are now closed, but please feel free to continue chatting on the forum!

Hide low-scoring comments
Order
Threading

Related

Scribblenauts Unlimited review

Absolute power bores absolutely.

The best Wii U games: June 2015

UPDATED: Our picks from the quirky Nintendo console's small but enviable catalogue.

Digital FoundryBest FreeSync and 'G-Sync compatible' monitors for Nvidia graphics cards

Our pick of the best adaptive sync screens, covering a range of sizes and resolutions.