The Entertainment Software Rating Board has revealed its summary for Hey Pikmin. The puzzle platforming game ended up with a E10+ rating due to mild cartoon violence. You can check out the full ESRB description below:
This is a puzzle-platformer in which players assume the role of a space captain navigating an alien planet. From a side-scrolling perspective, players traverse platforms and hazards as groups of “pikmin” aliens follow and assist him with tasks: removing obstacles; navigating chasms, water; battling “cartoony” enemies (e.g., ducks, snails, giant plants). Players can toss pikmin repeatedly at enemies to deplete creatures’ health meters; enemies close their eyes and slump to the ground when killed. During the course of the game, pikmin are sometimes depicted drowning in water or burning in fire. Boss battles require more prolonged combat, as giant creatures sometimes eat or crush pikmin.
Unlike the mainline games of the series, the upcoming spin-off takes place from a 2D side-scrolling perspective where players use the plant-like creatures to move around, attack enemies and solve puzzles. Hey Pikmin will be released on the 28th of July in the North American region. If you are interested, the Nintendo 3DS exclusive game is available for preorder with this link from Amazon.