Nintendo has decided to delay Pikmin 3.It was announced during the Nintendo Direct briefing today, which said the game is now slated for the second quarter of 2013. So the game is now expected to release between April and June of next year.
Pikmin 3 was originally had scheduled to release the game during Nintendo's Wii U "launch window" period, somewhere since the Wii U launch until March 31, 2013. No explanation was given for the delay but I suspect Miyamoto decided it needed more time for a better game.
Pikmin 3 is the awaited sequel to Pikmin series since 2004's Pikmin 2.Hopefully no more delays occur.