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Hey! Pikmin’s New Trailer Gives an Overview of Platforming, amiibo Use, and More

Gather your Pikmin army.

Nintendo has released a brand new trailer for the upcoming Hey! Pikmin, detailing the platforming systems of the game, including how the different types of Pikmin play into it. Be aware that the trailer is entirely in Japanese.

Hey! Pikmin certainly looks a bit different from past games in the series, although the abilities of the different types of Pikmin are still vitally important. This time around you’ll need to use the little creatures to overcome obstacles, like using Red Pikmin to soak up fire or using flying Pikmin to lift up objects. Of course, there’s still plenty of puzzles to solve that have you throwing Pikmin onto platforms, or using them to grab items. The end of the trailer also introduces amiibo use for Hey! Pikmin, which looks fairly basic but fun. Tapping an amiibo brings the actual figure into the game world, where your Pikmin can pick it up and move it. Meanwhile the new Hey! Pikmin amiibo summons a swarm of the creatures straight to Olimar’s side. Take a look at the full trailer down below.


Hey! Pikmin releases on July 28 exclusively for Nintendo 3DS. While you’re at it, take a look at 10 minutes of new footage from the game.

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