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It's now a decade since Pikmin 3 first sprouted on Wii U in its non-Deluxe form, and with the release of Pikmin 4 and the previous mainline entries in Shigeru Miyamoto's garden-inspired real-time strategy series on Switch, it seems like the perfect time to look back at all the variants of Pikmin that have bloomed over the...
It has been over seven long years of waiting, but we are finally nearing the official release of Pikmin 4. The game sprouts on Switch on 21st July and there's even a free demo out now, so you can start getting (re)acquainted with the plucking and chucking mechanics that have defined the series for the past 22 years. It was playing...
Available individually, or bundled with a discount
It seems that Nintendo's current console is now the premier place to experience the Pikmin series (sorry, Hey! Pikmin and Pikmin Bloom), with the announcement today that both Pikmin 1 and Pikmin 2 are joining Pikmin 3 Deluxe and the upcoming Pikmin 4 on Nintendo Switch — and they're out today!
Aside from costumes, big bowls of sweets and the impending fear that I'm A Celebrity will soon dominate TV again, if there is one thing that you can bank on over Halloween, it's lots, and lots of scary video games. The spooky season has an annoying habit of seeking out those of us — this writer included — who are not the best with...
From one horror to the next
Last night, Konami finally lifted the lid on its plans for the Silent Hill franchise and, as expected, there's nothing of any real note for Switch owners; we're really quite sad. However, one interesting and fun little discovery made the rounds on Twitter shortly after the presentation. It turns out that the producer for...
With all the talk around the launch (and state) of Nintendo 64 games with the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack, it may well have slipped your notice that Pikmin — the Nintendo RTS series that grew from an idea Shigeru Miyamoto had while chilling in his garden — is now two decades old. Yes, time marches on and we retro gaming...
Welcome back to Box Art Brawl, the weekly bout where regional box art variants battle for supremacy and the adoration of you lovely people. Last week we watched The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask celebrate its 20th anniversary by giving itself a sou
We propose and pick apart Pikmin 4 theories
Last year we looked at the dormant Nintendo franchises we'd like to see return on Switch, and our desire to see any or all of those series again still burns strong in 2020. With Nintendo's biggest money-spinners having received a Switch entry already, it's now time to bring back some of the company's...
Nearly 15 years after the game's original release
A famous melody which has appeared in multiple Nintendo games over the years is Totaka's Song. It was originally created by Nintendo composer and sound director Kazumi Totaka and first appeared in X - a 1992 shooter on the original Game Boy - as a secret. Since then, it's become somewhat of an iconic...
Nintendo's smallest heroes are coming back
When Pikmin 3 arrived in summer 2013, it ended a long and generation-spanning wait for fans of one of Shigeru Miyamoto's freshest franchises. Disregarding Wii re-releases it had been around nine years since Pikmin 2 on GameCube. The wait for Pikmin 4, however, looks set to be far shorter. Speaking to...
GameCube and Wii titles that could make the cut
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Styluses at the ready
Following the release of the PIKMIN Short Movies on the Wii U and 3DS eShop, legendary series creator Shigeru Miyamoto has announced via Miiverse that a special PIKMIN themed Art Academy contest will be taking place throughout the month of November. The title of the contest is "Pikmin Spotted!", and owners of Art Academy:...
Captain Olimar has returned to marshall new colors of Pikmin in a wild, open-ended adventure — and this time, he's brought an assistant.
The company he works for is going bankrupt and, to save it, Olimar has come to salvage the treasure buried below the surface of the planet. His company's debt is a whopping 10,000 Pokos. Luckily, his trusty assistant has joined him, so if the two of them can delegate their work well, they should be able to repay the company's debts in no time. Of course, they'll need the help of the Pikmin to do that, since these two can't accomplish anything by themselves!
- Alternate controlling the main characters, Olimar and his assistant, as you command your Pikmin to defeat enemies, propagate more Pikmin, collect precious doodads, and solve puzzles.
- Take advantage of new colors of Pikmin and use new items strategically—with more than 60 different species of enemy characters and randomly generated dungeons that span the planet, the game features even more game play than the original.
- Command red, blue and yellow Pikmin, as they all make a return, each with special abilities, like water resistance, bomb-carrying skills and invulnerability to fire. Watch for new Pikmin colors to make their debut, and their special skills become integral, as you battle your way toward the valuable doodads strewn across the planet.
- Head straight for the action or spend as much time exploring as you please, as time in this game is limitless.
- Open up brand new game play possibilities by playing cooperatively with a second player.