Pikmin 4 is coming to Switch on July 21st, 2023, which means we’re just one month away from launch. Ahead of the game’s release in Japan, a new run of Pikmin 4 download cards has hit the shelves, and they surprisingly reveal a lot of new details.

As you can see above, there’s a bounty of new screens and information to mull over. Here’s what’s been deciphered so far:

  • split screen multiplayer features
  • a second player can support the first by shooting with a reticle
  • there’s some sort of house location you can visit
  • there are new treasures like fidget spinners, origami, and beach balls

Along with that, the back of the download card reveals that Pikmin 4 was built with Unreal Engine.

There’s sure to be more details on Pikmin 4 before launch, but it’s nice to get a round of fresh info as a surprise!

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1y ago

Interesting that it uses Unreal Engine instead of Nintendo's own engine. But it makes sense... a lot of the game industry is going that way.


1y ago

This would make it the second Nintendo title to use the engine and, assuming EAD's the developer, the company's first in-house Unreal game. Yoshi's Crafted World was the first Nintendo title using the engine.