The Wii U eShop release of Pikmin is a good excuse for a replay

Thursday’s the day

Pikmin might look and feel a little dated compared to its stellar sequel, but heck yes I’d be down to play it again with those well-matched Wii Remote controls. Nintendo is bringing the Wii version of its precious 2001 real-time strategy game to the Wii U eShop this Thursday, September 29.

This digital re-release is going to cost $20, which isn’t bad at all given how well even pre-owned copies of the Pikmin games have retained their value. You’ll be able to command your armies to beat down alien wildlife and collect trinkets with either the Wii U GamePad or the Wii Remote and Nunchuck.

This is what the game looks like, if you’ve yet to try it. You really ought to!

It wasn’t until I reached the end of writing this post that I recalled that we are getting a new Pikmin out of Nintendo (it just happens to be for the 3DS, something I wasn’t expecting in the slightest). Still feeling somewhat bummed about that surprise, but in time I should be able to enjoy it on its own merits.

Pikmin [Nintendo]

Jordan Devore
Jordan is a founding member of Destructoid and poster of seemingly random pictures. They are anything but random.