Nintendo has announced that new challenges in the "Battle Enemies!" mission type in Pikmin 3 can be purchased now as downloadable content in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U for $1.99. One stage is free and is available via an automatic software update.
The pack of four stages is based on locations from the game's Story Mode and is crawling with tons of hostile creatures. Like all the other stages in Mission Mode, these new challenges can be played solo or cooperatively with a friend. High scores earned in this mode will be displayed on a global rankings leaderboard, encouraging friendly competition with other players all around the world.
To purchase the new downloadable content, Wii U users with broadband Internet access need to select "downloadable content" from the Pikmin 3 page in the Nintendo eShop and follow the instructions to confirm their purchase. Once purchased and downloaded, players can access the new stages from the Mission Mode menu in Pikmin 3 after the game has been restarted.