The latest title in Nintendo's Pikmin series, Pikmin 3, is scheduled to release in stores and in the Nintendo eShop this Sunday, August 4, exclusively for the Wii U.
Created by Shigeru Miyamoto, who is best known for the making of iconic series like Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda, and Donkey Kong, Pikmin 3 tells the story of three space explorers - Alph, Brittany and Charlie - who crash land on an alien planet and must collect fruit for their starving home planet. This is where the little Pikmin creatures come in. To accomplish their goal, the explorers enlist an army of different Pikmin to battle local wildlife and assist in solving puzzles.
The game features are five types of Pikmin, with each having a unique ability and players must strategically use the different Pikmin types to progress within the game.
"Pikmin 3 is the first in a string of major Wii U games that will launch between now and the end of the year," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "The game has something for everyone - from fast-paced action and strategy to engaging multiplayer modes and great replay value."
While the main Story Mode offers players hours of game play, the game also features additional single-player and multiplayer modes for players to enjoy.
Pikmin 3 is rated "E10+" by the ESRB.