In addition to Hey! Pikmin, Nintendo has also released the Pikmin Amiibo. If you are interested, you can purchase the new figure with this link on Amazon.
In Hey! Pikmin, the Pikmin Amiibo will callin back-up Pikmins when used. Players will also be able to level up by gathering Pikmin at the Pikmin Park, which will increase the size of your troop. You can check out the full list of Amiibo features for Hey! Pikmin below (via the official Nintendo Amiibo website):
- Tap the Pikmin or Olimar amiibo™ figure during expeditions to call in back-up Pikmin
- Level up a Pikmin amiibo™ figure by gathering Pikmin in Pikmin Park, allowing you to call upon more Pikmin on expeditions
- Tap compatible amiibo™ figures to find secret spots and solve touchscreen puzzles
- Discover other secret spots by tapping compatible amiibo™ figures from the Super Mario™ series, Splatoon™ series, and Animal Crossing™ series
So, if you are picking of Hey! Pikmin, then you might want to check out the new Pikmin Amiibo as well.
Hey! Pikmin is also out right now in the North American region. The Nintendo 3DS exclusive game, which was developed by Arzest, takes the unique mechanics of the Pikmin series and convert them into a 2D puzzle platofrmer.