It's been more than seven years since Pikmin 3 launched on Wii U, but it will restart on Nintendo Switch this fall.
Pikmin 3 Deluxe will be released on Nintendo Switch on October 30, Nintendo announced on Wednesday August 5. The game is a port of the Wii U version and comes with the same storyline and appearance. Nintendo plans to sweeten the pot a little by adding new features, including the option to play the entire Pikmin 3 Deluxe Story mode in co-op mode. All of the game's DLC and side missions can also be played in co-op mode. According to Nintendo, players can choose from new levels of difficulty to adapt the gameplay to their abilities.
Pikmin 3 Deluxe is an adventure game that focuses on three explorers who work with a variety of Pikmin characters to survive in a world where they crashed. The game offers a variety of puzzles and combat moments, and the Pikmin characters that players want to take with them vary depending on the environment. For example, in the Twilight River area of the game, blue pikmin that can breathe underwater are more useful. Pink Winged Pikmin can fly over areas to help players solve puzzles in other areas.
When the game was released on Nintendo's Wii U in 2013, it received high marks from both users and critics. It currently has a score of 87 from critics and a score of 8.7 from users on Metacritic.
Nintendo didn't share too many details about how different the Switch's Pikmin 3 Deluxe experience will be. In addition to the co-op modes, Nintendo has added new side story missions that allow players to explore the planet PNF-404. The company has also promised head-to-head multiplayer battles. Lock-on targeting has been added to the game, and players can activate a hint feature to make playing the title easier. Nintendo has designed Deluxe to be accessible to both experienced players and newbies.
Although Pikmin 3 Deluxe is largely a port of the Wii U hit, Nintendo still plans to sell the game at the standard $ 60 that it sells other new titles for. Players can now pre-order the game to have it on the starting day.