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Tinykin combines Pikmin and Paper Mario for adorable ant-sized platformers this summer

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Image: tinyBuild / Splashteam

At the Media Indie Exchange Showcase, we got a brand new look at upcoming indie platformer Tinykin. Blending 3D environments with razor-thin (literally) character models, and collecting and tossing tiny creatures that have overtaken your former home planet? Sounds like a few little Nintendo titles helped inspire Splashteam’s game. Then it will be at home on the Switch!

Tinykin wears its heart on its tiny sleeves, with Paper Mario-esque imagery and Pikmin-esque pet tosses. The game sees Milo, a little boy from another planet, land on Earth. There he must team up with some tiny creatures called “Tinykin” to create paths and explore planet Earth. Yes, “our earth” except Milo is tiny and the planet has been stuck in the 90s for over 200 years! So we can expect giant Tamagotchi and Game Boys everywhere, yes?

There are different Tinykin colors, and each color specializes in something different. For example, pink Tinykin are the strongest – shh, don’t tell the purple Pikmin – so they can push or carry large items.

Here’s what to expect when you start exploring the earth as a miniature human:

– Explore ant, bug and other insect cities built in a huge house
– Meet characters everywhere you go and learn their stories and history
– Catch over a hundred Tinykin in each city and use their special abilities to climb higher, break open doors and solve the city’s problems!
– Ride around on Milo’s tiny soap board! Jump, loop and hover around the house
– Collect upgrades to improve Milo’s bubble pack, expand the Ardwin Museum and complete Ridmi’s mysterious machine!

There is currently a demo available to download on Steam. So if you can’t wait for Pikmin 4, this should take away that itch.

You won’t have to wait too long as Tinykin is coming to Switch this summer. Why not visit the game’s official website for even more details or be amazed at how strangely cute These little alien creatures are below:

Let us know what you think of Tinykin in the comments!

https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2022/03/tinykin-combines-pikmin-and-paper-mario-for-adorable-ant-sized-platforming-this-summer Tinykin combines Pikmin and Paper Mario for adorable ant-sized platformers this summer

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