Touching scenery

An update to Pikmin 3 has arrived just in time for its inclusion in the Mario Kart 8 free game promotion, introducing a new way to send your minions hither and yon.

In addition to the original GamePad, Wii U Pro Controller, and Wii Remote/Nunchuk options, planetary explorers can now use the stylus and GamePad's touch screen to toss their Pikmin about. Controls can be changed in the main menu.

Do you plan to make Pikmin 3 your free Club Nintendo pick with Mario Kart 8? And if you already own Pikmin 3, will this control scheme make you want to pick it up again? Let us know below.