Pikmin 3 Deluxe
A new video for Pikmin 3 Deluxe offers up a good reminder on things we will need to remember when dealing with Pikmin
It has been a while since the games first dropped on us and now is the time to go and have a nice recap for what we will need to do in Pikmin 3 Deluxe when it hits the Switch on October 30th. Fans of the franchise may already know all of this and can move along to the new gameplay to look at while we wait. There do happen to be many Nintendo fanes out there that may be getting their first taste of Pikmin in this new release and that is why we have this new video to break things down a bit. Something I am certain the game will do when you load it up but nice to have a little extra before the game’s official relaunch.
The trailer here is in Japanese, so if you do not understand the language you might be missing out on a few things. Thankfully, Pikmin is an easy game loop to experience and we can break it down a bit more without the language barrier. First, we need to “harvest” and keep all of our Pikmin around us as we move through the game’s world. Second, we will need to make sure we are able to use them all in the proper way to keep us and them alive from the harsher creatures in the world. Lastly, each of the Pikmin has a different element or feature about them that can be used for combat or traversing the world out there. You can see them all below with the proper visuals that go along with them now.
Pikmin 3 Deluxe — Three Things To Remember When You Meet Pikmin
At the far reaches of space lies a mysterious yet oddly familiar alien world… filled with cute creatures, hidden surprises, and larger-than-life fun. Clear a landing zone, because the Pikmin 3 Deluxe game is headed to the Nintendo Switch family of systems on Oct. 30. Pikmin 3 originally launched on Wii U, and now it’s making the leap to Nintendo Switch with new content, more options for cooperative play, and a range of settings that make it easy for newcomers to jump in. These tiny Pikmin are ready to make your acquaintance in their biggest adventure yet, so take a peek at your Pikmin platoon in the game’s debut trailer.
Pikmin 3 Deluxe isn’t your garden-variety adventure. Command a crew of three explorers and a squad of adorable Pikmin in a quest for survival packed with puzzles to solve and copious critters to battle. After a crash-landing, you’ll explore a variety of lush environments, such as the snow-covered Distant Tundra, the Twilight River, and the Garden of Hope, all teeming with wondrous and formidable lifeforms.
“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 Nick Chavez, Nintendo of America’s Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “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 delivers a full suite of additions and enhancements, including the ability to play the whole Story mode in co-op with a friend, new side-story missions which can also be played in co-op, and all the Mission mode DLC stages from the original game’s release. With 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.
With a number of Pikmin to befriend and command, you’ll have a willing team at your disposal to tackle whatever obstacles you face. Different colored Pikmin offer a variety of helpful abilities and strengths for your missions. For example, Blue Pikmin can breathe underwater, helping you collect items other Pikmin can’t reach, while Winged Pikmin, distinguished by their pink hues and fluttering wings, can fly over terrain such as water and pits. Strategically selecting the right Pikmin for the task at hand, delegating projects, and changing between captains can help secure victory.
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.
Your large team of small Pikmin are ready to join you as you embark on a giant adventure! To learn more information about Pikmin 3 Deluxe, visit pikmin3.nintendo.com. Pikmin 3 Deluxe launches in stores, in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch and on Nintendo.com on Oct. 30 at a suggested retail price of $59.99. For those who want to begin their planetary exploration on day one, pre-purchase is now available.
Did you need this recap for Pikmin 3 here or was it all something you remember from over the years? Do you think that we will see anything different in the final game besides all of the visuals and basic controls? Will this lead to a whole new title in the IP here if it sells well enough? Give us all of those answers down in the comments. If we find anything more for Pikmin 3 Deluxe, we will share it all here. All you need to do is keep coming back here for all of that.