‘Battle Enemies!’ DLC for Pikmin 3 Out Now

Those looking for a reason to return to the world of Pikmin 3 may now have that reason.  Nintendo has just released the ‘Battle Enemies!’ DLC for the game that offers new challenges for seasoned players.

The DLC comes with four stages at the cost of $1.99.  Nintendo is releasing one stage for free as part of a software update so players can try it out and see if they like.  Players can tackle these challenges solo or cooperatively with a friend.  High scores will be displayed on the leaderboard.  To purchase the DLC players will have to go to the Pikmin 3 page on with Nintendo eShop.  The software update will begin automatically when you try and start the game.

Pikmin 3 is the third entry in the franchise and comes nearly a decade after Pikmin 2’s release.  The game released early August to good reviews from critics and was positioned by Nintendo as a killer app for the struggling Wii U console.  Despite the good reviews, Pikmin 3 has failed to light up the sales chart and sell hardware.

Pikmin 3 is available now worldwide exclusively on Wii U.