Pikmin 3 Deluxe is bringing Nintendo’s take on real-time strategy to the Nintendo Switch today. The port brings brand-new side story missions, quality-of-life improvements, and additional achievements to the third installment in the cartoony series about plant-based little minions.
A lot of people missed Pikmin 3 when it originally landed on Wii U in 2013, so this version of the game gives them the chance to kill a burrowing snagret with nothing but these knockoff little green men. Fans of the Pikmin series have been clamoring for Pikmin 4, especially as Miyamoto has said that the game is “still happening” back in 2016. This remake could be a sign that the long-awaited sequel is on its way to the Nintendo Switch soon.
- Game: Pikmin 3 Deluxe
- Platforms: Nintendo Switch
- Developer: Nintendo
- Release date: October 30
- Price: $60
GameSpot — 8/10
“Although the side story missions are the biggest selling point, Pikmin 3 has actually received a fair number of other tweaks in its move to Switch as well. There are new difficulty options, a hint system that helpfully nudges wayward players in the right direction, and other additions like badges–unlockable achievements that are doled out upon completing specific tasks or reaching certain milestones. These nips and tucks don’t radically alter the experience for returning players, but they do help make the game more inviting for newcomers, especially those who may not already be familiar with the series.” — Kevin Knezevic [Full Review]