Pikmin 3 To Have Four Different Control Schemes

By Ishaan . May 17, 2013 . 8:02am

Pikmin 3 will feature a number control schemes, Nintendo announced via a Nintendo Direct presentation this morning. These are:


  • Wii U GamePad in conjunction with TV
  • Wii Remote Plus and Nunchuk
  • Wii U GamePad for off-TV play
  • Wii Remote Plus and Nunchuck w/ GamePad


In that last mode, the Wii U GamePad will act as a second screen in addition to your TV.


New to the game are three new playable characters—Alph, Brittany and Charlie, who recruit the Pikmin creatures to help them gather fruit. Returning with the seeds of this fruit will help save their home planet, Koppai.


You’ll be able to divide tasks up between the three characters and explore separate areas of the same map using different groups of Pikmin.


Pikmin 3 will be released on August 4th in North America and July 26th in Europe.


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