Get To Know The Explorers of Pikmin 3

The long awaited Pikmin 3 is nearly upon us, and there’s a whole host of new characters being introduced that we still don’t know all that much about. To help alleviate any worries you might have about the new leading cast, Nintendo have just released this handy trailer that lets you get to know Alph, Charlie, and Brittany all the better.

The three new characters are replacing Captain Olimar and his trusty sidekick Louie from Pikmin 2, but will be controlled in much the same way. The handy thing about there being three of them though is that you can do a lot more with the new technology of the Wii U.

Unlike in Pikmin and Pikmin 2 where you would be running around leading just one massive group of the colourful little creatures, you can now split that group into three smaller groups and control each of them individually by switching between Charlie, Britanny, and Alph.

You also get to see how the Red Pikmin will be put to use by our brave crew. Having appeared in the previous two games, you should already know a lot about the fire resistant little buggers, but it never hurts to have a refresher course.