Pikmin 3 Heralding Major Monthly Nintendo Releases
Pikmin 3, the latest entry in the Pikmin franchise, will be released in the U.S. in retail stores and the Nintendo eShop on August 4, 2013. This release will be the first of several major Wii U games that will be released over the rest of the year.
Pikmin 3 tells the story of three adventurers: Alph, Brittany, and Charlie. Their home planet is starving and the three of them must find some way to bring back enough food so that their people can survive. The three of them end up on an alien planet where they meet the Pikmin, plant-like beings who are more than willing to help out. While the Pikmin may be on the bottom of their planetâ€™s food chain, they have the power of numbers on their side.
Now, the three adventurers must manage their army of Pikmin in order to find enough fruit to bring home as well as navigate the land. Every Pikmin has a special ability: Red Pikmin are fireproof, Yellow Pikmin can withstand electricity, and Blue Pikmin can breathe underwater. There are two new Pikmin that the adventurers can use as well; Rock Pikmin can smash through barriers and deal extra damage when thrown, while Winged Pikmin can bypass certain obstacles that normal grounded Pikmin canâ€™t.
Pikmin 3 will also include multiplayer mode for extra fun. Mission mode has players fighting to earn the most points, whether it is through gathering treasure, defeating monsters, or bringing down bosses. Bingo Battle has players trying to collect items to get a â€œfour in a rowâ€ on an onscreen bingo card; complicating things is the presence of cherries that, when collected, may award a player with more Pikmin or dropping hazards right into enemy territory. The Purple Pikmin and White Pikmin from Pikmin 2 will only appear in Mission Mode and Bingo Battle.