Pikmin 3 Deluxe coming to Nintendo Switch this October

If you missed Pikmin 3 on the Wii U, you're getting another opportunity to experience this adorable gem of a game.

Nintendo shared an exciting announcement this morning regarding the Pikmin franchise. While Pikmin 4 is still in development, Nintendo Switch owners are getting a “new” Pikmin title this October, Pikmin 3 Deluxe.

Pikmin 3 Deluxe coming to Nintendo Switch this October

Pikmin 3 Deluxe coming to Nintendo Switch this October
Explore planet PNF-404 again in Pikmin 3 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch! 
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As its name implies, Pikmin 3 Deluxe is a revamped version of Pikmin 3 which originally released on the Wii U back in 2013. Pikmin 3 Deluxe is a full, complete package that includes all previously released DLC for the game.

It also has new features for Pikmin fans to enjoy including new side missions with Olimar and Louie, several difficulty settings, optional hints, lock-on targeting, and co-op support. That’s right, if you want to play Pikmin 3 with a friend you can as Pikmin 3 Deluxe’s campaign will fully support two-player co-op.

You can play all of the DLC content for the game and all of the new side missions in co-op as well. Offering two-player co-op in Pikmin 3 Deluxe is a wonderful idea, especially with everyone stuck at home for the foreseeable future. If you’re a fan of collectibles, Pikmin 3 Deluxe includes a new Piklopedia feature.

Whenever you encounter something new while exploring planet PNF-404 you’ll unlock a profile for it in your Piklopedia. Whether you want to fill your Piklopedia completely, or use it to gain knowledge about a particular lifeform, the new Piklopedia feature sounds like it’ll be extremely useful!

Pikmin are adorable. It's a fact.
Pikmin are adorable. It's a fact.

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October is typically known for the release of spooky games like Luigi’s Mansion 3 which released on Halloween last year, but Pikmin is a little different. Pikmin 3 Deluxe hits Nintendo Switch on October 30, 2020.

It can be a little scary exploring a planet full of strange creatures, but it’s hard to not find the colorful Pikmin cute. Just look at them, they’re adorable!

Pikmin 3 Deluxe will be a nice, cheerful game to enjoy solo, or with a friend as you stay safe indoors this Halloween. If you’re as excited for it as we are, you can pre-purchase Pikmin 3 Deluxe right now on the eShop for $59.99 (USD).

After watching the trailer and learning about the new features available in Pikmin 3 Deluxe, what are your thoughts? Are you excited to play Pikmin 3 on the Switch? What do you think of the October 30 release date? Let us know down in the comments below!

Morgan is a writer, indie game lover, and socially awkward coffee addict. Need something? Morgan can be reached at morgan.shaver@allgamers.com or if you like, you can say hello using GIFs on Twitter.

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