A new Pikmin 3 Deluxe Japanese promo video has been released. The video covers a few different aspects of the game, giving us a great look at how it runs on Nintendo Switch. Of course, we don’t speak Japanese, placing a limit on how informative it can be for us, but it nonetheless provides a gameplay overview for those unfamiliar with the series.
The Pikmin 3 Deluxe Japanese promo video starts out with the game’s simplest concepts. These include how to pick Pikmin and how to use them to help you progress when a path is blocked. It also gives us a decent look at what we’ll be using Pikmin for most of all: fruit carrying. The story of the game revolves around finding as much edible fruit as possible to bring back to your home planet. The better you are at controlling your Pikmin, the more fruit you’ll gather in the time limit.
The second key point covered in the video is boss battles. These should be easy to understand for any Pikmin fan. However, for anyone new to the franchise, these will look pretty strange, since the player never does any actual fighting. The final section of the video is all about the different types of Pikmin in the game. This is probably my favorite part, because the art style gives these creatures an endearing look that echoes how you end up feeling about them by the end of the story.
Pikmin 3 Deluxe launches on Nintendo Switch on Oct. 30.