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An update for Pikmin 3 is now available, and it allows players to use touch screen controls on the gamepad.

The control scheme will be similar to that of the Pikmin mini game in Nintendo Land. Prior to this update, the gamepad was only used for maps. Many people were not fond of using the Gamepad’s analog sticks, and preferred the Wii remote and Nunchuck setup. Seeing the good response the touch screen controls got from Nintendo Land, this update should make a lot of people happy.

Normally, I’d say that this is a weird time to make an update for Pikmin 3, but since it is available as a free digital download with Mario Kart 8, it’s perfect timing for those who haven’t picked up the game yet.

 

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