Today’s Nintendo Direct addressed a lot of stuff. In all that “stuff” was some talk about Pikmin 3. Firstly, the game was confirmed for an August 4 release here in America (and July 26 in Europe). Secondly, a string of screenshots were released, which can be seen below. And lastly, Nintendo highlighted, reiterated and introduced many of the game’s featured. Immediately below is a blurb from the Big N’s press release on this morning’s conference.
New playable characters Alph, Brittany and Charlie recruit the Pikmin creatures to help them gather fruit so that they can return with the seeds to save their home, Planet Koppai. Players can divide activities among the different characters, and explore separate areas in the same map with different groups of Pikmin. Using the GamePad (known as the KopPad in the game), players can view the overall map and grasp what each character and Pikmin are up to. Players also can choose their preferred control option: GamePad in conjunction with the TV, Wii Remote Plus and Nunchuk combo or GamePad only in off-TV mode. Players can also use the Wii Remote Plus and Nunchuk with the GamePad as a second-screen monitor.