Nintendo has officially announced the release of a new “Deluxe” version of Pikmin 3 (Wii U) coming to the Nintendo Switch later this year. Pikmin 3 Deluxe will feature multiple difficulty modes, new story missions with Louie and Olimar, and will include all DLC from the original. The Pikmin series follows space adventurer Olimar and friends as they fight for survival and survive in an alien world with their army of Pikmin creatures.
The game’s official page gives some insight into the game, “By employing the unique abilities of these tiny Pikmin creatures, players will solve puzzles, battle dangerous predators and recover food needed to save the explorers’ depleted home planet. Since the Switch’s release, Pikmin fans have long been anticipating the release of a port or sequel for the series. The latest trailer released shows off the new quality of life changes made to the game, along with visual improvements and new features available.
Along with the new features available, Nintendo has announced that the Deluxe edition will include co-op capabilities for the game’s story mode. Players will be able to play two-player co-op for the entire game’s campaign via Nintendo Switch Online.
Additional side missions added to the deluxe edition will include a new perspective on events prior to and after the third Pikmin game. The new “Piklopedia” had been added to the game as well, which will give players information on creatures encountered during their adventures. The Piklopedia will also feature a badge system that will reward players for meeting various in-game conditions. Pikmin 3 Deluxe Edition will be releasing on October 31st for the Nintendo Switch for $59.99, and more information can be found on the game’s official page.
Prepare yourselves, brave explorers! Set-off for the lush planet PNF-404 when #Pikmin 3 Deluxe lands on 10/30! This version features multiple difficulty modes, new side-story missions featuring Olimar & Louie, and all the DLC from the original release. https://t.co/UbljqJUQjX pic.twitter.com/7oht5o5mZI
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) August 5, 2020