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Pikmin 3 Deluxe Coming to Switch October 30th

In a surprise announcement this morning, Nintendo just threw down that Pikmin 3 Deluxe, an updated version of the Wii U classic, will be launching on the Nintendo Switch on October 30th, 2020.

The game will include all of the content from the Wii U release, including DLC missions, along with a series of new side-story missions that can also be played cooperatively. This is exactly the kind of service Pikmin fans have been begging for.


What is Pikmin 3 Deluxe?

According to, here is what you can expect:

Command a capable crop of 5 different types of Pikmin™ to strategically overcome obstacles, defeat creatures, and find food for your famished home planet! You can even bring a second player along to divvy up tasks as you explore a world that seems larger than life from a pint-sized perspective. 


Pikmin at your pace

Return to your ship before time runs out, or you (and your Pikmin) could be in big trouble. If you prefer a more casual approach, a variety of difficulty settings, lock-on targeting and optional hints have been newly added. With less pressure, you have more time to strategically command your Pikmin and take in the lush scenery.

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Play side-story missions, head-to-head matches and more!

This deluxe version of the Pikmin 3 game includes new side-story missions featuring Olimar and Louie, the ability to play Story mode with a friend and all DLC stages from the original release. Feeling competitive? Enjoy fierce head-to-head Bingo Battles and online leaderboards for Mission mode. 


Three brave explorers land on planet PNF-404 on a mission to find food for their starving home planet. After a crash landing, these explorers must work with Pikmin to reunite and complete their mission. 

Direct, toss and grow Pikmin with different abilities and strengths—winged Pikmin can fly, while blue Pikmin can breathe underwater. By strategically choosing the right Pikmin for the job at hand and changing between the three captains (or coordinating with a second player), you can work efficiently to collect fruit and grow your Pikmin squad. 

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When you aren’t busy collecting fruit and saving your planet, try out Mission mode to accomplish set requirements like defeating enemies or collecting items. Looking for some friendly competition? In Bingo Battle you must use Pikmin to retrieve items on your bingo card before your opponent does. 


With more options for cooperative play, settings that make it easy for newcomers to start their Pikmin journey, new side stories and more, these tiny Pikmin are in for their biggest adventure yet. 

Who is ready to dive back into this series?


Thank you for stopping by for all of your Pikmin 3 Deluxe news and needs. What do you think of this announcement? Does this excite you? Or are you going to take a pass? Let us know in the comments below! Happy gaming, everyone.

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