Nintendo Launches Free Mobile Pikmin AR Game; Pikmin Finder

Nintendo has launched a new free mobile AR game, Pikmin Finder. As you would expect, it’s a highly minimal experience, allowing players to pluck Pikmin via hand swipes, with different kinds of Pikmin arriving based on the time of day. Said Pikmin will find treasures spread around whatever AR-based environment you reside in.

That’s about all there is to it, but there are some neat implementations here, such as Glow Pikmin being useable at night. As for the treasures they find, they’re comprised of random stuff like a joycon and cake.

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You can access Pikmin Finder here.

In Pikmin 4, you customize your explorer and lead the charge daily to find your crew and fix the Rescue Corps ship, the S.S. Shepherd. Lead your squad through vast explorable areas to find treasures, discover new paths, and battle enemies of all sizes.

You can also direct the Pikmin to collect and carry helpful resources for your mission. Furthermore, you can also get help from a second player in the Story mode. Using an on-screen pointer, your co-op buddy can throw pebbles at enemies to stun them and unleash valuable items in your inventory.

Pikmin 4 is out now on Nintendo Switch.

Check out our review of Pikmin 4.

The game has sold over 400,000 units worldwide.


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