Pikmin 3 Deluxe Announced for Switch, Launches October 30

Pikmin 3 Deluxe Announced for Switch, Launches October 30 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 05 August 2020 / 1,992 Views

Nintendo has announced Pikmin 3 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch. It will launch on October 30 for $59.99. The game is an enhanced version of the 2013 Wii U title that includes  new missions, cooperative play options, and all previously released downloadable content.

"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," said Nintendo of America senior vice president of sales and marketing Nick Chavez.

"With Pikmin 3 Deluxe, the Nintendo Switch library of software continues to grow with a variety of games for everyone to discover and enjoy."

View the announcement trailer below:

Here is an overview of the game:

Grow a squad of adorable, plantlike Pikmin to traverse a strange world and save your planet.

Command a capable crop of five different types of Pikmin to strategically overcome obstacles, defeat creatures, and find food for your famished home planet! 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.

Pikmin at Your Pace

Return to your ship before time runs out, or you (and your Pikmin) could be in big trouble. If you prefer a more casual approach, a variety of difficulty settings, lock-on targeting and optional hints have been newly added. With less pressure, you have more time to strategically command your Pikmin and take in the lush scenery.

Play Side-Story Missions, Head-to-Head Matches and More!

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. Feeling competitive? Enjoy fierce head-to-head Bingo Battles and online leaderboards for Mission mode.

Three brave explorers land 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.

Direct, toss and grow Pikmin with different abilities and strengths—winged Pikmin can fly, while blue Pikmin can breathe underwater. By strategically choosing the right Pikmin for the job at hand and changing between the three captains (or coordinating with a second player), you can work efficiently to collect fruit and grow your Pikmin squad.

When you aren’t busy collecting fruit and saving your planet, try out Mission mode to accomplish set requirements like defeating enemies or collecting items. Looking for some friendly competition? In Bingo Battle you must use Pikmin to retrieve items on your bingo card before your opponent does.

With more options for cooperative play, settings that make it easy for newcomers to start their Pikmin journey, new side stories and more, these tiny Pikmin are in for their biggest adventure yet.


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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13 Comments

Cerebralbore101 (on 05 August 2020)

Now just port Xenoblade X, Windwaker HD, and 3D World!


PAOerfulone (on 05 August 2020)

Don't forget Twilight Princess HD. You could do a 2 for 1 package for those games yo help promote Breath of the Wild 2.


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Slownenberg (on 06 August 2020)

Wind Waker HD and i'll be happy. That is the one port I'd be happy to pay $60 for.


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progstarmac (on 05 August 2020)

I remember with love the first Piknic of the gamecube, never got to play the second and the third piknic, a piknic collection would have been better, but this is a game I won't be missing.


okr (on 05 August 2020)

Thumbs up for Piknic. :-)


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Bandorr (on 05 August 2020)

one of the wii U ports I never actually owned. So it's on my list.


Mr Puggsly (on 05 August 2020)

They can charge $60 because Wii U technically didn't exist.


Ryotsu (on 05 August 2020)

60$... ok


Azzanation (on 05 August 2020)

Great news, love Pikmin


siebensus4 (on 05 August 2020)

Played it on Wii U with a friend. Was a lot of fun to play cooperative ^^


S.Peelman (on 06 August 2020)

Making WiiU irrelevant one game at a time.


Original (on 05 August 2020)

Great now I just want the twilight princess hd port


Zeldadude (on 06 August 2020)

Can we get some original games and not all these old ass ports?