Pikmin 4 demo arrives next week, with HD versions of Pikmin 1 and 2 available now

Nintendo promised fans that we’d be seeing more Pikmin 4 at today’s Nintendo Direct, and it wasn’t joking. The Nintendo Direct unveiled that a Pikmin 4 demo will be hitting the Nintendo Switch eShop on Friday, 30 June alongside a new trailer.

If you weren’t too sure on whether Pikmin 4 would be right for you, you’ll have three whole weeks to try the demo out before the game releases on July 21. That’s plenty of time to recruit some carrot-like creatures to help you on this mysterious planet, the friendly but strange pup Oatchi, plus the newly-discovered Ice Pikmin and Glow Pikmin for us to recruit! These Glow Pikmin will be particularly helpful in helping us explore at night, which we can now do!

Pikmin 4 will have some fancy features according to its download cards that have been emerging in Japan, including split-screen multiplayer, and a house we can actually explore the interior of. It’s not certain whether the demo will actually allow us to test multiplayer or check out the pristine house, but we know one things for sure, we’ll be kicking off a grand mission with the help of Pikmin.

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