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Pikmin 3 Deluxe crash lands on Switch this October

by: Sean Colleli -
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It looks like another Wii U exclusive is getting a second chance on Nintendo Switch. Pikmin 3 Deluxe is bringing Shigeru Miyamoto's unique take on the RTG genre to the portable on October 30th, with all of the original DLC in tow and new content featuring longstanding series protagonists Olimar and Louie. I quite enjoyed Pikmin 3 when it arrived way back in 2013 (GN score 8.5) and I'm particularly curious about how this upgraded port will control. Ironically the best control method for Pikmin remains the Wii Remote, which made the Wii ports of the first two games a lot easier to play than the GameCube originals. Perhaps Nintendo is working Joy Con motion controls into Pikmin 3 Deluxe?

It's also good to see another Wii U game get a new lease on life. Wii U didn't have much market penetration outside of the Nintendo faithful, which is too bad because there were a lot of great games on the platform if you gave it a chance. Here's hoping this is a continuing trend and we see more of the Wii U library show up on Switch.