Pikmin 3 Deluxe Heading to Switch

Get ready to head out to the far reaches of space with Alph, Brittany, and Charlie. Pikmin 3 is about to make its way from the Wii U to the Nintendo Switch in a Deluxe format on October 30, 2020.

After a crash landing, your goal is to solve puzzles, explore, and survive with the help of alien creatures known as Pikmin, who quickly become a part of your fellowship.

Pikmin 3 Deluxe brings this classic franchise to life on Nintendo Switch, introducing a new audience to its beloved characters and gameplay, while also welcoming back returning players with new challenges,” said Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “With Pikmin 3 Deluxe, the Nintendo Switch library of software continues to grow with a variety of games for everyone to discover and enjoy.”

Here are some additions and enhancements you will find in the Deluxe version:

  • Co-op added to entire Story mode
  • New side-story missions featuring Olimar and Louie exploring planet PNF-404, also available in co-op
  • Bingo Battle head-to-head multiplayer matches
  • All Mission mode DLC from original Wii U game
  • New difficulty options
  • Lock-on targeting
  • Optional hints
  • Choice to play at a more relaxed pace

Pikmin 3 Deluxe launches in stores, in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch and on Nintendo.com on Oct. 30 at a suggested retail price of $59.99. For those who want to begin their planetary exploration on day one, pre-purchase is now available.

Instead of dropping game announcements in Nintendo Direct videos like they have for the past several years, Nintendo has been surprising gamers lately. Just last night, they dropped a new update for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and this morning, without warning, we get an announcement about Pikmin 3 Deluxe. Don’t get me wrong, though. I am pleased to see this revealed.

What do you think, though? Let us know in the comments below!

[Source: Press release from Nintendo of America]