Nintendo has announced that Pikmin 3 Deluxe will be launching exclusively on Nintendo Switch later this year.
The game will feature multiple difficulty modes, all DLC from the original game on Wii U, and even some brand new side-story missions featuring Olimar and Louie. You can check out the announcement trailer above.
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.
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.
A report earlier this year correctly suggested that Pikmin 3 Deluxe was set to be announced in the coming months. That report also noted that the previously rumoured Super Mario 35th anniversary remasters would also appear at some stage this year.
Pikmin 3 Deluxe launches on Switch on 30th October. You can find lots of lovely screenshots and a look at the game's box art here.