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Pikmin 4 Is Up for Preorder

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Pikmin 4 is set to release exclusively for Nintendo Switch on July 21. The latest entry in this series about tiny plant-like aliens exploring a strange planet introduces several new elements, including Ice Pikmin and a roly-poly dog named Oatchi. Pikmin 4 is now available for preorder (see it at Amazon).

Preorder Pikmin 4

Pikmin 4Out July 21Pikmin 4 $59.99

No special, deluxe, or collectors editions are available for Pikmin 4, so the standard edition is your only option.

Pikmin 4 Preorder Bonus

While there are no universal preorder bonuses for Pikmin 4, Walmart is running a promotion (while supplies last) that gets you a free stainless steel water bottle with purchase. So if you like drinking water, consider preordering from Walmart.

Pikmin 4 Trailer

What is Pikmin 4?

Pikmin is a series of real-time strategy games that date back to 2001, when the original title appeared on the Nintendo GameCube. This fourth entry has been a long time coming, with Shigeru Miyamoto saying back in 2015 that it was “very close to completion.” Seven years later, it’s finally set to release in July.

This installment introduces a new Ice Pikmin that can freeze enemies and the environment to help your alien flora navigate the strange planet they find themselves on. The plants aren’t alone this time around, either, as they get help from a rotund dog called Oatchi, who can smash through barriers and carry Pikmin on its back while swimming across ponds and puddles.

Overall, it looks like good fun for fans of the series or anyone interested in picking up a colorful, cartoonish strategy game.

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Chris Reed is a deals expert and commerce editor for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @_chrislreed or on Mastodon @chrislreed.

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