The Pikmin 4 demo will transfer your progress over to the full game

Pikmin 4
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Pikmin 4 got a brand-new overview trailer today along with a demo that'll give players over two hours' worth of playtime.  

On June 29, Nintendo released the Pikmin 4 Overview Trailer that's just under seven minutes long. The trailer, once again, gives us an idea of Pikmin 4's story, reminds us what kind of Pikmin we'll get to meet in the upcoming game, introduces us to Rescue Pup Oatchi, and gives us a detailed look at Pikmin 4's gameplay. 

According to those who have already got started with the Pikmin 4 demo, Nintendo has been very generous with how much we get to experience as the demo apparently lasts for over two hours. If you do manage to make a lot of progress in this time, don't worry about starting over when the game releases in full, as players will be able to transfer their discoveries to Pikmin 4 when it launches on July 21, 2023. 

Alongside the new trailer and the Pikmin 4 demo, Nintendo is also giving Pikmin Bloom players something to get excited about. Those who play the Pikmin 4 demo can claim the Pikmin 4 Oatchi-Rider costume to use in Pikmin Bloom - all you need to do is play the demo in full and claim redeem a code via the My Nintendo website. 

It's only been out for a few hours but it seems like the Pikmin 4 demo has already gone down well with fans. I've seen several instances of players praising the demo's run time, highlighting the game's new quality-of-life features, but mostly, I've just seen a lot of people celebrating the fact we've got a Pikmin 4 demo at all. 

Get an idea of what the demo will have in store with our Pikmin 4 preview

Hope Bellingham
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After studying Film Studies and Creative Writing at university, I was lucky enough to land a job as an intern at Player Two PR where I helped to release a number of indie titles. I then got even luckier when I became a Trainee News Writer at GamesRadar+ before being promoted to a fully-fledged News Writer after a year and a half of training.  My expertise lies in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, cozy indies, and The Last of Us, but especially in the Kingdom Hearts series. I'm also known to write about the odd Korean drama for the Entertainment team every now and then.