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The Next Switch Wii U Port Is Pikmin 3 Deluxe

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Sticklers for perfection, Nintendo has been traditionally slow at releasing new titles…which is why the Wii U selling so poorly turned out to be a blessing in disguise. During dry periods, they have a back catalog of underappreciated games to port…so far we’ve had Bayonetta 2, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Hyrule Warriors, Donkey Kong Tropical Freeze, Captain Toad Treasure Tracker, Pokken Tournament DX, Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, New Super Mario Bros U Deluxe, and coming this October…Pikmin 3 Deluxe.

It’s not Pikmin 4, but it’s not entirely a rerun either…Pikmin 3 Deluxe will feature the return of Olimar and Louie in a set of new side-story missions. There are also new difficulty settings, an enhanced targeting system, a new hint mode and the ability to play the entire campaign in co-op with a buddy. All DLC content will also be included.

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,” says 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 original Pikmin 3 was one of the first releases for the Wii U, coming out in 2013. It sold relatively well by Wii U standards, moving 230,000 copies in the US alone by the end of the year. Of course on the Switch it has the chance to do far better than that. If you missed out on Pikmin 3, or you’ve never played a game in the series before, this is a solid entry you should consider picking up.

Pikmin 3 Deluxe will be out on Nintendo Switch October 30, 2020.

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.