E3play_3 is an unused area in Pikmin. A near-duplicate of this area also exists, under the name play_3, that uses a different shadow projection. It is an earlier version of The Forest of Hope, devoid of water, and with some sections aligned differently. This map was seen in a 2000 E3 tech demo as the last map shown to demonstrate Pikmin. View tech demo.
In terms of geometry, this area is identical to The Forest of Hope. The differences come mainly in the fact that all bodies of water are lacking, often replaced with high walls, and that a few sections are arranged differently. The only bodies of water that have not been replaced with high walls are the ones near the cardboard box, where there is only flat ground. There is also flat ground in the easternmost area, creating a clear path between the area with the Shock Absorber from the rest. One important difference is the fact that the landing site only has one exit: the north one. There are walls enclosing the site in all other directions. The section holding the Burrowing Snagrets in The Forest Of Hope now has a large stump to the east of it. To the east of the stump is a small pathway leading downwards.