10 Things You Need to Know About: Pikmin 3

Leigh Harris
10 Things You Need to Know About: Pikmin 3

Now we turn to a Saturday release from Nintendo, tomorrow's highly anticipated Pikmin 3 launch for the Wii U.

  1. The Pikmin series is a highly regarded real-time strategy franchise where you control tiny plant-like creatures called Pikmin.
  2. You move about a highly detailed and beautiful forest floor, viewing the world on an insect scale.
  3. You can control up to 100 Pikmin, each with different colours which represent their different abilities (red is immune to fire, blue to water etc).
  4. Pikmin 3 introduces two new types of Pikmin - rock Pikmin for bashing through things and winged Pikmin for carrying objects through the air.
  5. This will be the first high definition Pikmin game, with the last main release in the series being Pikmin 2 in 2004 for the Nintendo GameCube.
  6. Objectives range from navigating the miniature terrain using bridges to growing and transporting fruit (which is massive relative to you), finding treasures and defeating enemies.
  7. Being a Wii U exclusive, the game will offer control schemes for the GamePad, Pro Controller AND the Wiimote and Nunchuck.
  8. The game will feature split screen competitive multiplayer.
  9. The reviews for the game so far (it came out two weeks ago in Japan) are unanimously positive.
  10. It's availalbe tomorrow for AUD$79.95 or NZD$99.95, or cheaper via the eShop.

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