Pikmin 3 will not have online multiplayer
posted on 06.11.12 at 07:18 PM EDT by (@salromano)
Nintendo to focus on single-player, local multiplayer.

Pikmin 3, like Pikmin 2, will have a local multiplayer mode, but not an online multiplayer mode, creator Shigeru Miyamoto has said.

“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,” Miyamoto told IGN. “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.

“So I think what we’ve decided to do is focus on the single-player and local multiplayer aspects, which are really fun. But unfortunately, no online multiplayer for Pikmin 3. But the co-op local multiplayer is really fun.”

Pikmin 3 is due sometime during Wii U’s launch window. Wii U will launch this holiday season.

  • Malcolm Reynolds

    Surprise!!!

    : /

  • http://www.gametrailers.com/factions/FoKHF/?action=news DarthXehanort

    Nintendo is still really bad at online functionality and networking. lulz

    At least, in my case, I probably wouldn’t have played online anyway… If I ever even get this game. Not sure that I will. New Little King’s Story sounds more interesting.

  • rockman29

    At least is has local multiplayer. Kind of sad how few games have it this generation………… oh well.

  • vertical09

    It didn’t need it…….

  • FaithlessMr

    It’s not like I’d play this game online anyway, so…:D Local MP ftw! I can already foresee the number of “hate” the game will get from western reviewers and publications for the lack of online play, though.

  • InternatlGamer3

    I’m ok with this. though the Wii U better have that shit ass friend code system gone that shit pissed me off. I never could log in Super Smash Bros. Brawl online and I bought the lan adapter for my Wii as well. Talk about shameful Nintendo and I’ve been supporting you on the side. But cause of your stupid actions since after the release of the gamecube has caused me to become a SONY fan due to PS2 having a far SUPERIOR library.

    I’m not a uber Nintendo loyalist just a fan of their old school games and systems mostly. I’ve been buying other consoles than Nintendo. I own almost every Nintendo, Sega, and Sony console. All I need is the original Xbox to add to my collection.

    Nintendo you say your console is more powerful than PS3 if so. Then why is it that you didn’t show anything that good at this years E3. I’ll still be playing my 60 GB PS3 even after Wii U comes out. I’m buying all 3 next gen. consoles like I did this generation.