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Nintendo has announced that a free Pikmin 3 Deluxe demo is now available on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch.

You will be able to carry across your progress from the demo to the full game upon release, and, if you defeat the first boss in the demo, you will immediately unlock the Ultra-Spicy difficulty option.

The Wii U port had long-been rumoured and is now coming to the portable home console later this month, delivering new content, more options for cooperative play and settings “that make it easy for newcomers to jump in.”

That presents the chance for you to play the whole Story mode in co-op with a friend, set out on new side-story missions alone or together and participate in all the Mission Mode downloadable content stages from the original game.

There are new difficulty options, lock-on targeting, optional hints and the choice to play at a more relaxed pace, it’s easier than ever to join in on the Pikmin fun, enjoy the game’s beautiful scenery and get a taste of what its world has to offer.

For seasoned players who are ready to deploy their Pikmin-plucking skills in some new challenges, Pikmin 3 Deluxe adds new side-story missions featuring Olimar and Louie exploring planet PNF-404. And for a bit of friendly Pikmin-flinging fun, there are even head-to-head multiplayer matches available in Bingo Battle.

Pikmin 3 Deluxe will release at retail and on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide on 30th October 2020 priced at £49.99 ($59.99).

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Alex Seedhouse

Alex Seedhouse

After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.