Once more to the planet Koppai.
A Switch release of Pikmin 3 has been rumored for a couple of the months. Nintendo has now made it official, complete with a release date. Pikmin 3 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch will be available physically and digitally on October 30, 2020. Looks like you’ll be collecting juice for trick-or-treat since going door-to-door for candy will obviously not be a good idea.
The Switch version will expand upon the original Wii U version with new content, more options for cooperative play, and a range of settings that make it easy for newcomers to jump in.
Pikmin 3 Deluxe delivers a full suite of additions and enhancements, including the ability to play the whole Story mode in co-op with a friend, new side-story missions which can also be played in co-op and all the Mission mode DLC stages from the original game’s release. With new difficulty options, lock-on targeting, optional hints and the choice to play at a more relaxed pace, it’s easier than ever to join in on the Pikmin fun, enjoy the game’s beautiful scenery and get a taste of what this vibrant world has to offer. Fun features from the original game also return in Pikmin 3 Deluxe, such as the in-game camera, which allows players to snap photos of the game’s lush environments and curious creatures from a pint-sized perspective.
Fans of the franchise (or Smash Bros., I guess) will be thrilled to know that those new side-story missions will feature Olimar and Louie exploring planet PNF-404.
The question, of course, is what this means about development of the elusive Pikmin 4. We don’t know, of course, as Nintendo remains tight-lipped about the new entry in the Pikmin universe. There’ll obviously be some disappointed fans, but Pikmin 3 is an amazing game. And if the new side-story missions aren’t enough to get you interested, true co-op will certainly provide a whole new experience. Hopefully your co-op partner proves more reliable than…well, you’ll see.
To learn more about Pikmin 3 Deluxe or get your pre-order in, visit pikmin3.nintendo.com.