What does this mean for the future of Pikmin 3 on the Wii U, though? While we wouldn’t normally be asking a question like this – as discovered by Nintendo Everything, the original version of this game has now supposedly been delisted from this particular eShop. Yep, it’s gone!
On the Nintendo website, the Wii U game page for Pikmin 3 is there, but there’s no longer a way to purchase the game. If you own a physical copy of this title, you can obviously still play it on your Wii U and if you’ve already bought a digital copy from the system’s eShop, you shouldn’t have any problems downloading the game.
Nintendo’s reportedly pulled this same move in the past with games like Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – ahead of ‘Deluxe’ re-releases on Switch. Pikmin 3 on Wii U was available for just $19.99 and will now be priced at $59.99 on the new hybrid system.
Did you manage to grab a digital copy of Pikmin 3 for Wii U before it was removed? How do you feel about Nintendo removing games from the Wii U eShop while this digital store is still up and running? Leave a comment down below.