The game, which was unveiled at last week's E3 Gaming Expo, will support local multiplayer, but has no online equivalent.
The Pikmin sequel is too complex to be considered for online multiplayer, suggests Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto.
"Since [Pikmin 3] has 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," Miyamoto told IGN.
"So I think what we've decided to do is focus on the single-player and local multiplayer aspects, which are really fun," he added.
It was also revealed that the game was prototyped for the Wii, DS and 3DS, before Nintendo settled on the Wii U version.
Pikmin 3 includes a fruit-based challenge mode, replays and new types of Pikmin. Players will also have the option to control the game solely with the tablet controller.
The game was unveiled alongside titles such as Nintendo Land, Wii Fit U and SiNG.
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