Command a crew of explorers and a whole squad of adorable Pikmin in a quest packed with puzzles and out-of-this-world critters. Pikmin 3 Deluxe delivers a number of additions to the original game, including the ability to play the whole Story mode in co-op with a friend and new side-story missions which can also be played in co-op. You can check out the Nintendo Treehouse Live video from earlier today for a deep dive into Pikmin 3 Deluxe here:
Download the Nintendo eShop demo today to try out Story mode and Mission mode on your own or with another player. If you purchase the full game, which launches on Oct. 30, your progress from the demo will transfer over. As an extra bonus, defeating the first boss in the demo and transferring your save data to the full version of the game will immediately unlock the Ultra-Spicy difficulty option for the full game.
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 Ultra-Spicy difficulty is exclusive to Pikmin 3 Deluxe, so even experienced Pikmin Captains can unearth an extra challenge by plucking up the Nintendo Switch version.
The adorable Pikmin will certainly be charmed by their newest captain (you!), and if you’re equally charmed by them, the full game is now available for pre-order for $59.99 in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch.