Pikmin 3 is launching in just a couple of weeks – it comes out August 4th in North America, to be exact – and Nintendo of Canada is having a little winged-Pikmin celebration to kick off the new game.
Red Bull Flugtag (pronounced floog-taag, so far as we can tell) is a challenge designed to have teams create their own flying creations (and abominations) and then launch them from atop a 22-foot high flight deck and see who’s contraption will get the farthest. It’s a ridiculous but awesome competition that has been going on since the early-nineties, and has seen over 16,000 participants.
So what does this have to do with Pikmin 3 and Nintendo? Well, Nintendo is entering this year’s Flugtag competition in Ottawa-Gatineau, and their pink flying Winged Pikmin is going over the edge in just over a day!