Nintendo has announced Pikmin 3 Deluxe, an enhanced version of the July 2013-released Wii U title for Switch that includes new missions, cooperative play options, and all previously released downloadable content. It will launch on October 30 for $59.99.
“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 Nintendo of America senior vice president of sales and marketing Nick Chavez in a press release. “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 is an overview of the game, via Nintendo.com:
Grow a squad of adorable, plantlike Pikmin to traverse a strange world and save your planet.
Command a capable crop of five 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.
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.
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.
Here are some additional details, via Nintendo.co.uk:
No Mission is Too Big for the tiny Pikmin!
Touch down on a world of rich adventure with Pikmin 3 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch!
Command a capable crop of tiny creatures and explore a hostile planet in this exciting blend of action and strategy. Use each Pikmin type’s unique skills to overcome obstacles and open up a diverse world around you. Seek out valuable items, solve puzzles and overcome powerful creatures in a richly detailed world full of surprises!
Whether you’ve played Pikmin 3 on Wii U or it’s your first venture on planet “PNF-404,” Pikmin 3 Deluxe comes packed with exciting new modes and features:
- Two-Player Co-Op – Journey through the main story in two player co-op* on the same console!
- New Adventures – Go it alone or team up with a friend to take on brand new prologue and epilogue stories starring Pikmin and Pikmin 2 heroes Olimar and Louie!
- Quality of Life Improvements – Expand your exploration with an enhanced lock-on targeting system, enemy balancing changes, multiple difficulty modes, optional hints and more.
- Piklopedia – Unlock profile entries for each character and find out their unique perspectives on each creature you discover.
If you need a break from your plucky adventure, more fun awaits with returning additional modes. Get competitive with another player in Bingo Battle, or complete unique challenges alone or cooperatively in Mission Mode—which includes all downloadable content from the Wii U version!
Watch the announcement trailer below. View the first screenshots at the gallery.