Hey! Pikmin

This basic puzzle-platformer captures none of the depth and panic of Miyamoto's surreal strategy games, but a good deal of the charm.

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Hey! Pikmin fails to set UK chart on fire

Miitopia fares better, but Crash still top.

Last Friday saw Nintendo release a triple salvo of 3DS titles in the UK: Miitopia, Hey! Pikmin and Dr. Kawashima's Devilish Brain Training. The trio of games fared fair to poorly.

Hey! Pikmin review

Hey! Pikmin review

Plant-based substitute.

On the surface, Pikmin is one of Nintendo's most adorable creations. A tiny spaceman called Captain Olimar marshals an army of even tinier plant sprites which swarm and scurry around an environment that looks, to him, like an exotic alien planet, but to us like our back yard. Even its inspiration is bucolic: the idea came to Shigeru Miyamoto's whimsical imagination as he pottered in his own garden.

Hey! Pikmin

Developer: Arzest

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When it was revealed that Hey! Pikman isn't, in fact, the result of one of Nintendo's internal development teams but instead the work of Yoshi's New Island developer Arzest I was relieved, rather than disappointed.

3DS sidescroller Hey! Pikmin release date revealed

3DS sidescroller Hey! Pikmin release date revealed

New amiibo to launch alongside it.

Pikmin's portable side-scrolling spin-off, Hey! Pikmin, now has a release date of 28th July on 3DS.

Nintendo announced the release date at the top of its Nintendo Direct stream tonight.

Like other Pikmin titles, this handheld outing puts players in the space boots of stranded astronaut Captain Olimar as he befriends sentient vegetables and manipulates them into doing his bidding. It's not as cruel as it sounds, given that these things don't exactly excel at self-preservation, but now they have a purpose: to get you off this rock!

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New Pikmin 3DS game announced

Nintendo has just announced a Pikmin side-scrolling action game for 3DS.

Pikmin for Nintendo 3DS (its current working title) is due to arrive at some point in 2017.

It's the first new game in the series since Pikmin 3 arrived for Wii U, shortly after the console launched. It'll also be the first time a Pikmin game has been developed for a handheld.

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