When is Pikmin 3 Deluxe released on Nintendo Switch? Everything we know so far

Jack Webb
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Pikmin 3 Deluxe will be coming to Switch on October 30: Nintendo
Pikmin 3 Deluxe will be coming to Switch on October 30: Nintendo

Nintendo has announced that Pikmin 3 is coming to the Nintendo Switch this year.

The original Pikmin 3 was originally released on Nintendo's Wii U console in 2013 and now seven years later it is getting a deluxe edition.

This will feature more difficulty modes, new side-story mission featuring protagonists Olimar and Louie and more when it releases.

Pikmin 3 Deluxe is coming to Nintendo Switch on October 30 and this re-release will have all the DLC from the original game that could be fond on the Wii U.

You play as character Olimar, and you must grow a squad of adorable, plantlike creatures called Pikmin to traverse a strange world and save your planet.

You start by landing 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.

In this game, you command a capable crop of 5 different types of Pikmin to defeat creatures, gather fruit, solve puzzles and find food for your hungry home planet.

A lot of people might only know Pikmin from the Super Smash Bros series, as Olimar is one of the game's fighters, but Pikmin has been around since 2001.

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.

Here is everything we know about Pikmin 3 Deluxe.

Pikmin 3 Deluxe gameplay changes

According to Nintendo, Pikmin 3 Deluxe is something of a remake of the original game from the Wii U.

This new release will feature a bunch of new gameplay changes and mechanics added to make the game more modern, including upscaled graphics.

Pikmin 3 Deluxe will also come with new difficulty options, like the more accessible casual mode options.

While you explore in Pikmin 3, you have to return to your ship before time runs out or else you and your Pikmin will be in deep, horrific trouble.

The original game on the Wii U was a bit obtuse and unforgiving, so this deluxe edition will have a variety of difficulty settings, the ability to lock on to targets and the option to have hints pop up now and then.

Side missions, PvP and more

With the Pikmin 3 re-release, there will be new side-story missions with Olimar and Louie.

Nintendo also said on its official website that there would be story-mode co-operative play.

"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", said the game's website.

This will also come with head-to-head Bingo Battles and online leaderboards for the Mission mode, perfect for you competitive players out there.

Pikmin 3 Deluxe release date

Nintendo has announced that Pikmin 3 will be available exclusively on Nintendo Switch this October 30.

This Switch version of the game will also come with all the previously-released DLC from the original version.

Pre-order it here

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