In an unprecedented turn of events, Pikmin 4, the upcoming Nintendo Switch exclusive, is set to feature night-time escapades for the first time in the franchise’s history. With the game’s anticipated release in July, fans have their fingers crossed, hoping that this new instalment will continue the momentum that previous Pikmin games have garnered.
Meet the Glow Pikmin: Pikmin 4’s Luminous New Companion
From the glimpses we’ve had, Pikmin 4 seems to be pulling out all the stops to maintain its streak of providing top-tier Pikmin experiences. It’s set to uphold the classic gameplay that the franchise is revered for, while simultaneously incorporating some novel features into the mix. For instance, in Pikmin 4, players will befriend a dog companion, a valuable ally for exploring the terrains. Despite this fresh twist, the central loop will continue to revolve around harvesting different types of Pikmin and deploying them to surmount obstacles.
A recently released trailer has unveiled another striking feature that Pikmin 4 has in store – the thrilling night expeditions. In the preceding Pikmin games, players were required to retreat to their spaceships when night fell. However, in Pikmin 4, gamers can continue their exploratory jaunts under the night’s dark cloak. But beware! Pikmin 4’s nocturnal foes are far more formidable. The solution? Players will need to harness the power of the newly-introduced, neon-green Glow Pikmin to stand their ground.
Further scrutiny of the Pikmin 4 trailer reveals more intriguing details. Unconventionally, some levels appear to be set within building interiors, in stark contrast to the franchise’s usual outdoor environments. These indoor spaces seem to be brimming with modern objects, which hints at exciting possibilities for the Pikmin universe’s lore. Needless to say, these unexpected locales are bound to stir up exhilaration among the Pikmin community fan base.
Dondori Battles: Pikmin 4’s New Rescue and Populate Feature
The trailer also dishes out a tantalising snippet of the “Dondori Battles,” where players contend to rescue stranded characters. Once saved, these characters populate the base camp and offer a variety of activities and services. For example, the footage shows a rescued castaway teaching the dog companion new tricks, thereby providing players with expanded possibilities while they traverse the game’s world.
Make sure to be on the look-out for the playable demo to drop which should be very late June and we’ll keep you updated on the site regarding any news.
Pikmin 4 continues to exude great promise and looks set to be an exciting addition to the Switch lineup when it lands next month. While fans are still on tenterhooks about the specifics of Pikmin 4 multiplayer, they can expect their questions to be answered come launch time.
Pikmin 4 arrives July 21st and will be exclusively for the Nintendo Switch.
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