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Nintendo has announced that Pikmin 3 Deluxe will release on Nintendo Switch this October.

The Wii U port has long-been rumoured and has now been confirmed for the portable home console, 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 this vibrant world has to offer. Fun features from the original game also return in Pikmin 3 Deluxe, such as the in-game camera, which allows players to snap photos of the game’s lush environments and curious creatures from a pint-sized perspective.

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 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,” explains 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.”

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.