Dipping into the well of under-appreciated Wii U titles again, Nintendo has announced Pikmin 3 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch. It’s out on October 30 and will retail for $60 USD.
Pikmin 3 Deluxe brings with it the traditional Pikmin formula, where you’ll amass a small platoon of brightly color-coded Pikmin to help you in combat, puzzle solving, and resource gathering. The deluxe version coming to the Switch will include all the game’s original DLC, as well as new prologue and epilogue missions with Olimar and Louie. Additional difficulty options will also be included in the remaster.
The entirety of Pikmin 3 Deluxe will also be playable in co-op, including its included DLC and new missions. The action should be more seamless too with new lock-on targeting options and additional hints for those who might need them. A new Piklopedia has also been added, giving you more insight into the creatures you’ll encounter throughout the campaign.
Pikmin 3 originally launched for the Wii U in 2013 and was praised for its creativity and whimsy. In GameSpot’s 8/10 Pikmin 3 review, critic Tom Mc Shea wrote, “There’s nothing quite like Pikmin out there, and its delightful combination of survival strategy and unflinching cuteness should entertain you throughout this lengthy adventure.”
Pikmin 4 was announced all the way back in 2015 but hasn’t had any significant updates since. Shigeru Miyamoto did confirm in 2016 that the project was still in development, but that it was a difficult title to fit into Nintendo’s list of priorities. Since then Nintendo has launched the Nintendo Switch as well as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, Splatoon 2, and more in its more popular franchises, so perhaps that slate is looking a little more flexible now.
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