Those expecting to create strategies with others around the world are out of luck.
Pikmin 3 will not support online play.
Game director Shigeru Miyamoto stated that it was a matter of keeping the frame rate up while controlling so many specific Pikmin at any given time.
"So in the case of Mario Kart, we did have online multiplayer, and that's something that... You have to be very careful that you don't drop frames as you're trying to sync up with other players over what could be a very great physical distance, over the internet. But in the situation of Pikmin, for example, since you would have lots of individual, small creatures, the Pikmin, whose every movement and location is going to be really important in the game, it would be very difficult to sync up over an internet connection," said Miyamoto.
Pikmin 3 is expected to release during the Wii U launch window later this year.