A free update for Pikmin 3 has added a new way to command your adorable alien allies. The update adds stylus control via the Nintendo Wii U's GamePad touch screen, Nintendo Everything reports. Control options can be adjusted in the game's main menu.

With the update, Pikmin 3 now supports four control options, including the added touch interface: traditional GamePad buttons, Wii U Pro Controller, and the Wii's classic Remote and Nunchuk combo.

The change comes to Pikmin 3 in time for the game to be offered as a selection in Nintendo's Mario Kart 8 promotion, which offers players a free downloadable title from a limited list for purchasing Nintendo's hit racing title.
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Pikmin 3 (E3 2013)

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