During today's Nintendo Direct festivities it was confirmed that a new Pikmin game is coming to the 3DS in 2017, and it adopts a 2D side-scrolling approach. In Europe there's an extra treat available on the Wii U, to celebrate the news.

New Play Control! Pikmin is available now on the Wii U eShop in Europe; it's the Wii version that was released (originally) to promote Remote and Nunchuk controls. Weirdly it's just called 'Pikmin' on the eShop, perhaps because Nintendo didn't want to confuse newcomers.

Another bonus is that it's part of a promotion with The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, also released today. If you buy one of the two you can get 50% off the other; both cost £17.99 / €19.99, so you can get both on the same console / Nintendo Account for £26 / €30, if our maths is correct. The deal's running until 15th September.

Are any of you in Europe tempted to pick this up?

Hat tip to Benson for the heads up.