Illustration for article titled The 3DS Is Getting A iPikmin /iSide-Scroller Next Year

Fitting for the game’s first handheld adaptation, a side-scroller rendition of Pikmin is coming to Nintendo 3DS in 2017.

Capitalizing on the 3DS’s touchscreen, Nintendo announced today that, in the new Pikmin, “You tap the touch screen where you want to throw [Pikmin].”


The original Pikmin was released for the GameCube in 2001. Pikmin 2 and 3 were released in 2004 and 2013. This is the first side-scroller version of the adorable leaf creature franchise.

Check out the video below for more info:

Senior reporter at Kotaku.

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