Nintendo has released a new trailer for upcoming 3DS game, Hey! Pikmin. The latest entry in the series sees a departure from the usual genre, focusing instead on more of a side-scrolling action style.

The latest trailer gives some good insight into how this works, with different-colored Pikmin serving quite different purposes. For example, red Pikmin absorb fire, blue are adept swimmers, and yellow are lightweight and voltage resistant. It looks like a good balance of platforming skills and puzzle mechanics will be on offer as you and the Pikmin aid Captain Olimar on his quest to return home.

Hey! Pikmin is set to be released later this month, on July 28. In the meantime, check out the Lift-Off trailer below and let us know your thoughts on the new gameplay style.