EuroGamer have posted a hands-on preview of Pikmin, an off-the-wall action-strategy game for the GameCube from Shigeru Miyamoto and the boys at Nintendo. Here's a taster:

    "They might look rather goofy, but Pikmin are a versatile lot and can be used to assault giant insects, carry corpses and other objects back to your base, and destroy barriers by repeatedly headbutting them until they collapse. It's all very cutesy on the face of it, but the gameplay underlying everything is deep enough to keep you involved in the game, while the utterly surreal world which Miyamoto and his team have developed creates a constant sense of wonder as you explore it."