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‘Hey! Pikmin’ Gets Its Own Amiibo; Players Star In ‘Miitopia’ Trailer

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By | July 24, 2017 |

This week in game promotions, Pyre takes to Reddit, Nintendo puts users in its key art and Shigeru Miyamoto makes his directorial debut.

Pyre

From Supergiant Games, the creators of Bastion comes Pyre, a party-based RPG for PlayStation 4 and Steam. The game runs in native 4K with compatible displays on both Steam and PS4 Pro.

Supergiant is a small but scrappy team of just 12 people. Thanks to the success of Bastion and Transistor, the indie studio has a loyal following and pre-orders for Pyre have rocketed up Steam’s Top 10 list.

The team took to Reddit for an “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) session that allowed fans to interact directly with the game’s creators. A Pyre community was also created on the social network Discord in preparation for the game’s release.

Pyre‘s two-disc soundtrack, composed by Darren Korb will be available for purchase and streaming July 25.

Miitopia

In Miitopia, Nintendo’s lovable Mii avatars star in their own RPG adventure based on the players themselves. To help illustrate how fun it would be to star in their own game, users who log into their Mii accounts through the official Miitopia website can add their avatars to the key art. On the other hand, if any of the pre-made characters on the website seem more fun, players can scan a QR Code to add them to their game.

Of course, marketing for Miitopia is all about the Mii characters. Players can use QR Code patterns to import existing Mii or Tomodachi Life characters or in addition to the game’s own Mii Maker application to create their own. In this way, Miitopia becomes the Mad Libs of video games—allowing users to cast anyone from their best friend to worst enemy in the story’s key roles.

The game is also compatible with 25 different amiibo figures that will unlock special content such as costumes and mini games.

In Miitopia, it’s up to players and their friends to stop the Dark Lord, who has stolen everyone’s faces. The entire first chapter is available as a free demo, along with a second demo that allows users to insert their own Mii characters into a game trailer.

Hey! Pikmin

Pikmin are tiny, curious plant-like creatures that get into all sorts of trouble and adventures. Armed with their own unique abilities, these little guys don’t mind being thrown at things to help their friend, Captain Olimar on his expedition. Hey! Pikmin was created by Shigeru Miyamoto, who is most famous for creating Mario of the Super Mario Bros.

In his directorial debut, Miyamoto created three Pikmin short movies that can be purchased and viewed in the Nintendo Store. Those who purchase all three for the Nintendo 3DS will be able to view them in 3D, along with animated storyboards created by Miyamoto himself.

“I hope that you will take a peek at a day in the life of Pikmin and see what they’re up to when they have jumped out of the game,” Miyamoto wrote on the official website.

Hey! Pikmin gets its very own Pikmin amiibo that, along with the Olimar amiibo will unlock secret locations within the game. Nintendo is offering 40 Gold Points to those who buy the digital version of Hey! Pikmin on Nintendo.com or Nintendo eShop on a Nintendo 3DS family system.