Pikmin 3 was one of the first real games revealed for the Wii U, and fans have been waiting patiently for the game as it slowly move from an expected launch game all the way out of the launch window. At this morning's Nintendo Direct there was finally some new info on the game, and afterwards Nintendo of America announced via press release that the "game launches in stores and in the Nintendo eShop on Aug. 4."
We're not sure why Nintendo didn't reveal this in the actual Nintendo Direct, but it's great to see the game finally get a firm launch date. Above you'll not only see what seems to be the final box art for the game, but also the new Flying Pikmin, a new breed of bug man that's being added for the Wii U release. We can't wait.