Pikmin 3 Deluxe is now available to preload from the Switch eShop, screenshots, box-art, file size, additional content, & more revealed

Everything you need to know about the upcoming port!

Nintendo dropped the announcement of Pikmin 3 Deluxe today, a Switch port of the 2013 Wii U game including all the original DLC, new side-missions, additional difficulty modes, co-op in story mode, head-to-head Bingo Battles and online leaderboards for Mission mode. Releasing on October 30th, 2020 for $59.99 USD, the launch of the official eShop page has revealed even more details on the upcoming enhanced port.

Preloading is currently available from the eShop for Pikmin 3 Deluxe, with the game's file size set at 6.5 GB. The languages supported for the title include the following: Japanese, French, German, Chinese, English, Spanish, Italian, and Korean. Check out the screenshots, character renders, and box-art for the game below!

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Tags: pikmin, switch


Might pick this game up someday, haven't played it on the Wiiu.

I really hope Pikmin 4 is on the way and this is a way of sparking interest in the franchise before its release. I’m all for ports of any kind coming to Switch (I’ll be picking this one up for sure) but some of these Wii U ones seem to be in lieu of new instalments on the console like MK8, Captain Toad and DKC:TF; none of which have seen sequels yet despite launching originally up to 6 years ago.

I know these ports won’t be taking resources away from actual new games so just because we’re getting this doesn’t mean they’re doing this instead of a new game but man, I pine for the GameCube/GBA days where Nintendo were so prolific with both sequels and new IPs/new takes on current IPs.

Wed Aug 05 20 11:42am
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Kind of a weird game to be released on Halloween .. but whatever

Hope they allow gyro aiming, if not wiimotes. I don't see any reason why they shouldn't be able to connect to the system - they're just bluetooth like the other Switch controllers right? Would just need a USB sensor bar (though idr if Pikmin used the pointer or just the WM+ gyro).

So you want them to modify the Switch software through an update to be able to recognise the Wii Remotes + you want people who will buy this game to buy an accessory just for it?
Much simpler to just have gyro

I mean, to have as an option, yes... I didn't think Wiimotes were required to play the original Pikmin 3 but it was certainly a much better control scheme. Modifying the Switch OS to use other controllers, especially their OWN controllers, shouldn't be difficult at all. Hackers have already done it.

I recommend searching for online courses on consumer behaviour. People want things that are simple, convenient and at low costs. Your idea is the opposite of all that.

And the Pikmin series is not a huge seller. That combined with the small percentage of people who would be interested in doing this (and haven't pirated their way through). It makes no sense for a company to adapt a product design, patent it, manufacture it, plan its worldwide distribution, and only sell very little of those. All that on top of a pandemic going on worldwide. The logistics and economies of scale are against your idea as well.

Finally. Their position with the Switch has been one of complete disconnect with the Wii brand because of the Wii U.

Sorry Sad

Yep, I have an 8bitdo adapter that lets you use a Wiimote and nunchuck on Switch (minus motion controls). If they wanted to let you hook them up directly for specific games to take advantage of them they could do it no problem. Just make a battery powered sensor bar for people that want to use it.

I don’t understand why people see this as a baffling idea when they already made an adapter to let you use 20 year old GameCube controllers with Smash. Plus it’d open the door for Wii remasters like Skyward Sword and Metroid Prime Trilogy without potentially hamstringing the controls.

Not technically a shadowdrop if the release is still 2 and a half months away.

But I am curious how they are allowing pre-load this far out... why don't they just release it today?

Since there are physical copies to sell, it would be a logistical nightmare to actually shadow drop it. I do agree it could be a September title, but if they have nothing for September then October it is.

I was really hoping that they would add in online multiplayer, but no mention of it. Ah well, it's still a really great game and I do look forward to playing it again. My wife and I loved doing the treasure hunts and bingo battles on Wii U.

Ok. Since it's ready to preload AND it comes out in late October, it's likely it's our next physical released game. I doubt they will release a major game in the November mess. So we may get this and a game in December? I just hope the Mario 35th celebration rumour wasn't false Sad

Wed Aug 05 20 07:22pm
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As expected, the world's worst kept port secret comes out to a resounding... thud. I'm actually bewildered that this article has a fucking negative -1 score at the time of this writing. I mean like, you've GOT to be kidding me here...

You'd think this site, with it's affinity for Nintendo, and especially underdog IPs, would be chomping at the bit for something like Pikmin to be getting a second chance at success, but instead we have penny pinchers bemoaning yet another Wii U port (Probably because they either snagged this for free in the MK8 promo back in the day, or for $20 on the Nintendo Selects line for Wii U, so in other words, fake fans. People who never cared about Pikmin to begin with and did not buy the original at launch on the Wii U. Just another novelty to stamp on to their portfolio).

Good to see this fandom continue its streak of lousy behavior. Do please keep pestering them for that mythical Pikmin 4 though, I'm sure they'll listen to ravenous tweets as opposed to a sales figure for the last worthwhile remaining Wii U exclusive. Am I shilling this game right now like an uncharismatic dope? Is that what I'm doing here? Yeah, I'm not gonna sugarcoat it. Wouldn't be the first time I let my emotions spill all over this site unregulated. But I'm not sure what else I'm supposed to say in light of Nintendo fans gatekeeping older IPs and then suddenly turning the other cheek at the last minute.

I'm upset for different reasons. I totally get that waiting 7 years for a microwaved port as opposed to the fabled "4th" entry is a bad look. I get that. But I sincerely cannot stand the years of gatekeeping and praising of the series some people engage in, while I'm over here seeing the dismal sales numbers come back telling me it is anything but the result of earned praise. Maybe newer Switch owners can actually do something about all this besides you fickle bunch... Because, otherwise...

...It almost seems like... The hype for Pikmin was all smoke and mirrors... Hmmm...


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