Nintendo has put up a variety of 4-koma manga detailing small slice-of-life situations the rescue corps find themselves in while on the home planet of the Pikmin. These comics started being posted to the official Pikmin 4 website on June 21; the initial comic detailed the struggle of plucking your first Pikmin.
Nintendo highlighted one specific comic featuring Oatchi and two crew members talking about how much Oatchi must respect the player; only for Oatchi to later follow the orders of a rather smug-looking red Pikmin. Each comic details a rather unexpected outcome and is well worth the read for fans who can’t wait for Pikmin 4 to release next week.
- Read our Pikmin 4 Demo Impressions.
Pikmin is a strategy game involving the titular characters and a space-faring captain attempting to survive on a hostile yet strangely familiar planet. The games have featured a full-day cycle that acts as a time limit before the player must set off from the planet to stay safe from the dangerous fauna.
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 will be released on Nintendo Switch on July 21, 2023.
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