Published on October 30th, 2020 | by Adrian Gunning

Touch Down On A World Rich In Adventure In Pikmin 3 Deluxe, Out Now On Nintendo Switch

Take control of three brave explorers on a mission to save their world in Pikmin 3 Deluxe, available now for Nintendo Switch. Along the way, our heroes will be joined by an army of the adorable Pikmin – tiny ant-like creatures that come in a variety of colourful types, each with its own unique set of abilities. With the full story now playable in two-player co-op, brand new prologue and epilogue missions and an unlockable “Ultra Spicy” difficulty mode, Pikmin 3 Deluxe is a grand adventure with plenty to offer both series veterans and newcomers alike. Budding explorers can also experience the game’s Story and Mission modes in a free demo version of the game, available to download from Nintendo eShop.

The Pikmin series blends action, strategy and puzzle elements, with a charming visual style all of its own. Take a look at the The Night Juicer – Pikmin Short Movie, Treasure in a Bottle – Pikmin Short Movie and Occupational Hazards – Pikmin Short Movie videos for three CG-animated shorts that offer a deeper insight into the Pikmin and their world.

Pikmin 3 debuted on Wii U and is now making the leap to Nintendo Switch. Pikmin 3 Deluxe includes all the content that was released as DLC for the Wii U version, along with the following new additions:

  • Two-player Co-op: Journey through the main story in two-player co-op on the same console.
  • Side Stories: Take on brand new prologue and epilogue stories starring Olimar and Louie, the heroes of Pikmin and Pikmin 2. The side stories can also be enjoyed in two-player co-op.
  • Quality of life improvements: Expand your exploration with an enhanced lock-on targeting system, optional hints and more.
  • More Difficulty Options: There are now multiple difficulty options allowing everyone to enjoy Pikmin 3 Deluxe at their own pace. “Normal” is an easier mode that may be perfect for new players to enjoy, whereas at the other end of the scale, the unlockable “Ultra-Spicy” mode will offer a stern test for even the most seasoned explorers.
  • Piklopedia: Study up on every single creature you encounter and unlock profile entries for each character.
  • Achievement Badges: Prove yourself a master explorer by earning badges for completing various feats.

Take command of a crop of tiny creatures and explore a hostile planet in Pikmin 3 Deluxe, available now for Nintendo Switch. A free demo version of the game is also available to download via Nintendo eShop.




About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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