Shigeru Miyamoto believes that the best thing about Pikmin 3 is the beautiful HD visuals. Aside from the GamePad map, Pikmin 3 doesn't boast many features that make use of Nintendo's new controller but, according to Miyamoto, this isn't a game that demands asymmetric gaming.
Speaking with investors, Miyamoto explained the appeal of Pikmin 3 on Wii U. "The biggest draw of this game is the higher-resolution images through the high-definition graphics," said the creator of the series which is set for a comeback on Wii U after nine years away.
"You can even see Pikmin's gestures with the graphics. We are not going to put asymmetric gameplay in a game if it is unnecessary," he added before explaining what you can do with the Wii U controller.
"In this game, you can see the entire map on Wii U GamePad. The two screens of the TV and Wii U GamePad will let you see what you are doing at any time during your gameplay, which alone is a great evolution for a strategy game. As a side note, you can play this game only with Wii U GamePad.
"If it is hard to imagine what it will be like, maybe you can recall the visuals of the original Pikmin for Nintendo GameCube and imagine how you can play it with the smaller but more detailed screen in your hands. The two control sticks of Wii U GamePad will let you play this game more comfortably and, with a TV screen, the gyro sensor inside Wii Remote Plus will further help your gameplay. Wii U GamePad will give you style variations of playing this game and playing only with Wii U GamePad might be a good experience for you. I hope you will like this game."
Don't worry Miyamoto: from what we've seen so far, we can confidently say we will.