Pikmin 3 Deluxe Delivers New Missions, Cooperative Play Options, and All Previous DLC

Published: August 5, 2020 10:27 AM /


Pikmin 3

Pikmin 3 Deluxe has been announced by Nintendo for their Nintendo Switch, which is a remaster of the Wii U version of Pikmin 3 while also including a whole bunch of new goodies and features.

Pikmin 3 Deluxe will include new content, cooperative play options, and new settings for newcomers to come in and enjoy the series. It's also coming October 30, so they don't have to wait too long either.

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.”

The game itself features a crew of 3 explorers that have to try and survive by solving puzzles and defeat critters in battle. Players will travel from places such as the "snow-covered Distant Tundra, the Twilight River and the Garden of Hope, all teeming with wondrous and formidable lifeforms."

These lifeforms can be experienced in co-op with a friend, along with some new side-story missions and the mission mode DLC stages from the original game's release on that console that Nintendo doesn't want you to remember. There will be new difficulty options, lock-on targeting, hints that can be toggled, and a choice for players to play at a more relaxed pace if they so desire. There's even a head-to-head multiplayer mode called Bingo Battle if you want to get your grandmas playing some video games as well, which is pretty cool.

Pikmin 3 Deluxe will launch on the Nintendo Switch at $59.99 on October 30, 2020. You can prepurchase it right now if you're into that type of thing.

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