A day at the beach

Since Pikmin 3’s release back in the summer, the game has already seen two downloadable add-on mission mode sets, both available through the Wii U’s eShop.

In today’s Nintendo Direct presentations, a third mission mode pack has been announced for release on 2nd December in Europe and North America; the price is confirmed as $4.99 in the latter region. Eight new stages will be available in the volume, including four ‘Collect Treasure’ stages and four ‘Battle Enemies’ levels. Unlike the two previously available packs, the eight stages will be in brand new locations not found within the main game. These range from someone’s house during a party, a beach and a mysterious factory. One stage sees the return of Captain Olimar, the main protagonist from Pikmin and Pikmin 2, as a controllable character; Louie also makes a guest appearance during this stage and can be added to your team.

A software update will be required in order to play the new stages. However, those who do update their software will receive two new stages for free.

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[source nintendo.co.uk]