Kicking off the February Nintendo Direct Showcase in style, we have just received an extended look at Pikmin 4 and a release date of 21st July 2023.

The new trailer showcased a few more things that we can expect to see from the sequel including Ice Pikmin and a particularly good-boy-looking pup who will be helping you out on your quests.

"Meet Pikmin, small, plantlike creatures you can grow, pluck, command, and overpower your enemies with! These curious helpers come in different types—fire is no sweat for Red Pikmin and the brand-new Ice Pikmin can freeze enemies and the environment. Use your Pikmin’s miniature might (and a bit of strategy) to explore this mysterious planet.

"You get a dog, too! Oatchi (pronounced oat-chee), resident good boy and dependable partner, can help with things like smashing obstacles and carrying Pikmin throughout your adventure. With the miniscule Pikmin and a capable canine in tow, no challenge is too big!"

Are you excited to play Pikmin 4 later this year? It's certainly been a long time coming! Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.