Original Pikmin Hits the Wii U’s eShop on Thursday

Posted by at 9:16 am on September 27, 2016


Pikmin, the original 2001 Gamecube strategy puzzler, is heading to the Wii U’s eShop for $20 on Thursday. This adventure puts you in control of a space explorer named Captain Olimar, who must befriend the tiny Pikmin plant creatures who will help him collect the pieces of his damaged ship while also fighting off enemies. The Pikmin all have different strengths and weaknesses, and you’ll have to overcome a series of obstacles that will require you to make the most of your little friends.

By bringing Pikmin to the Wii U eShop, Nintendo is padding out its library of Wii U games, which has dwindled a ton while the firm transitions to the NX.

Pikmin is one of Nintendo’s secondary franchises behind Mario and Zelda. The company has released three games including Pikmin 3 for the Wii U in 2013, which is one of the best exclusives for that platform.

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