Pikmin 3 for Switch Sprouts Up in Surprise Announcement
In what’s becoming a new trend for Nintendo, the Big N dropped a surprise Pikmin 3 Deluxe announcement trailer on Twitter today. Pikmin 3 is heading to Switch on October 30, bringing along all existing DLC and a bevy of other new features.
Pikmin 3 Switch adds the option to play through the entire story mode in co op mode, so you don’t have to go it alone if you don’t want to. There’s a new set of difficulty options and a new lock-on feature to make targeting easier. That’s on top of the DLC missions from the original Wii U Pikmin 3 release, multiplayer matches, and new side missions starring Louis and Olimar from the first two Pikmin games.
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
Pikmin 3 very much follows in its predecessors’ footsteps, except you have three space adventurers to control instead of one or two.
You’ve ended up on a strange planet and need to gather fruit, which translates to building up an army of adorable and oh-so-fragile Pikmin to do all the work for you. Pikmin 3 adds two new Pikmin types to shake up the formula: Pink Pikmin that fly and Rock Pikmin that smash things.
Nick Chavez, Nintendo’s Senior VP of Sales and Marketing, said:
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.
It’s not Pikmin 4, assuming that’s still happening. But it is a chance for what’s widely regarded as one of the Wii U’s underrated classics to get a second chance of life.
Like Nintendo’s other second chances for Wii U games, Pikmin 3 Switch will sell for the usual retail price of $59.99. Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more Pikmin 3 news as it develops.
[Source: Nintendo of America]