Winged Pikmin take to the sky in the Wii U release this August

Pikmin are growing wings and taking to the skies. Surely this is a sign of the end-times!

During a streaming Nintendo Direct presentation today, company president Satoru Iwata revealed the newest creature in the Pikmin series. We already know about the fire, water, high-jumping, poisonous, heavy, and rock types. Now, we have a Pikmin that can actually soar through the air on its wings.

Pikmin 3 is due out August 4.

The pink plant-bug things can carry objects over obstacles, which should help in solving many of Pikmin’s difficult puzzles.

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