Rumor: Pikmin 3 Deluxe Is Your Next Wii U Port On Nintendo Switch

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Bayonetta 2, Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, and New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe have all been given a new lease of life on Nintendo Switch, but it seems that Nintendo aren’t stopping there with their Wii U ports.

Insider King Zell has shared on ResetEra that Pikmin 3 will hit the portable home console this year, and, according to our own sources, it will be released under the name Pikmin 3 Deluxe.

In Pikmin 3, you play as three explorers – Alph, Brittany, and Charlie – and must command a legion of adorable Pikmin in your fight for survival. You must use the tiny, curious creatures to solve puzzles that you come across in the alien-safari environments, as well as defeat dangerous predators, and recover food needed to save your planet.

It is believed that Pikmin 3 Deluxe will include the downloadable stages that were released as add-on content to the main game, but what remains unclear are the control options. Pikmin 3, as with the New Play Control! versions on Wii, had let you use a Wii Remote and Nunchuk combination to allow for pointer controls. That, for many, was the best way to play, although whether it can be replicated with the Joy-Con is unknown.

Whatever happens, it still leaves the question as to what is happening with Pikmin 4 seeing as, in September 2015, Shigeru Miyamoto had shared that it was “actually very close to completion.”

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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.

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  1. Just like failed GameCube games saw new life on Wii, none of this is new. They take million sellers on Wii U, and release them again on Switch.

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