While the launch window for Nintendo's latest Wii U console has come and gone, the long-awaited third title in the Pikmin series will be seeing a release on August 4th. Oddly though the date was not actually announced in the Nintendo Direct stream early this morning, but was instead revealed through a press release.
Nintendo president Satoru Iwata also revealed a new winged-type Pikmin, showing off the pink critter in a new gameplay video. With the ability to fly around the screen, the new pink Pikmin is able to add a variety of new gameplay styles including new ways to fight enemies and maneuver objects. Check it out below.