Nintendo Releases A Really Cute (and Kind of Disturbing) Video About the Pikmin in Pikmin 3

June 26, 2013

I wasn’t sure if the Pikmin can possibly be any cuter and then Nintendo releases a super adorable video about Pikmin 3 that shows us the potential of their cuteness powers (and also talks about Pikmin 3). We also get a nice glance into how dark the series secretly is because the poor guys keep getting eaten by larger creatures and even abandoned in the end.

Basically there are five types of Pikmin, each with a unique ability. Red Pikmin are really strong and good for digging and lugging and that blue Pikmin are made for anything water-related. Yellow Pikmin help to power electric devices and reach for high-up items while black Pikmin specialize in breaking glass due to their hard bodies. Finally, pink Pikmin (the newest type) can fly over any terrain and lift objects into the air.

The video also discusses how you can use the Wii U Gamepad to look over the area map and choose different routes for the protagonist and the Pikmin traveling with you. There’s a really cool feature that allows you to go back to previous days and restart from there if you mess up and get a lot of the cute critters killed (you monster). See the video below for yourself and try and tell me they aren’t even a little bit endearing.

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