Pikmin 3 Deluxe
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If you're curious to try out Pikmin 3 Deluxe before it's released at the end of this month on 30th October, Nintendo has now released a free demo on the Switch eShop.

It allows you to test the game's story mode and mission mode by yourself or with another player. If you end up buying the full game digitally, your progress from the demo will be carried across. You'll also unlock an "ultra-spicy" difficulty option in the full version if you defeat the first boss in the demo. This difficulty is exclusive to the Deluxe version of the game.

Whether you're playing Pikmin 3 for the first time or returning to the game after many years - there's a reason for everyone to try it out, according to Nintendo:

If this is your first outing with a platoon of Pikmin, this demo is a great opportunity to get your feet wet. (Just make sure to only get the Blue Pikmin wet while you’re at it!) If you’re a returning Pikmin pro, this demo is your chance to lock in that extra hard difficulty option for the full release, once purchased.

The full game is now available to pre-order for $59.99 or your regional equivalent from the Switch eShop. Will you be trying out this demo? Tell us down below.