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E3 2012 Awards

Best First Party Wii U Game

by J.P. Corbran and Neal Ronaghan - June 14, 2012, 7:39 am EDT

We've been waiting since 2004 was a new game in this series. The wait might have been worth it.

Pikmin 3

Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo
Release Date: Wii U Launch Window

Eight years after the last entry in the series, Nintendo finally got around to showing off Pikmin 3, and it appears to be just as good as it ever was. Sporting gorgeous HD visuals and a new type of Pikmin, what we saw of the game at the show played a lot like the previous games, and that is in no way a bad thing. Taking down bulborbs and collecting treasure with your army of tiny plant men will be back to Nintendo consoles in the Wii U launch window.

Honorable Mentions:
New Super Mario Bros. U (Nintendo): The beautiful backgrounds and new power-ups of New Super Mario Bros. U were pretty cool as well. The Flying Squirrel suit brings back memories of the cape from Super Mario World, sort of.

Project P-100 (Nintendo/Platinum Games): One of the few shocks of E3, Project P-100 is a zany "mass superhero action game" from Platinum Games and Hideki Kamiya with Viewitful Joe-esque humor and personality and peculiar Pikmin-like gameplay.


NinSageJune 14, 2012

lol at the game name award!!  So true!!

CericJune 14, 2012

I think its funny in the picture for Luigi Mansion that Luigi is playing an Original DS Phat.

house3136June 15, 2012

Mad Dog McCree, 11 platforms in 22 years. How did this not get the Lifetime Achievement award? This should have been showcased at E3.

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