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New Pikmin 3 footage is as lovely as sparkling dew on a freshly mown spring lawn

Today's Japanese Nintendo Direct might have been a bit thin in terms of megaton news (the focus was very much on the upcoming Japanese launch), but it did drop one very pleasing bit of footage.

Due for release in March 2013, Pikmin 3 is looking lovely these days, as evidenced by these new clips. The video shows off some co-op action, as well as a new giant moth beastie seemingly intent on inhaling all of the Pikmin until there are no Pikmin left. Click, enjoy, and then rather sadly remember that you won't be playing it until spring next year.

But still, giant moths.