Pikmin 3 Deluxe

The Wii U had a painfully small install base, so a lot of people ignored it. That seemed kind of unfortunate, actually, because once it hit its stride, the Wii U offered an incredible lineup of first-party bliss. From Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze to Mario Kart 8 to Hyrule Warriors, the Wii U was a hit-making machine for a while there.

But Nintendo knows better than to leave some of the best games in its recent history out to dry. All of the games I mentioned above have made their way to the Nintendo Switch. In fact, when we get an enhanced and expanded port of Super Mario 3D World early next year, the Switch’s collection of must-own first-party Wii U games will be close to completion. (I doubt we’ll ever see Smash 4 on Switch, but do we really need it after the incredibly stuffed Super Smash Bros. Ultimate?)

In the meantime, another one of the Wii U’s masterworks, Pikmin 3, will be making its way to Nintendo Switch via Pikmin 3 Deluxe. It’s launching as a full-price title (with a $60 price tag), but it’s probably worth it if you’ve not yet played it. If you owned it on Wii U, I’m not sure you’ll benefit from upgrading aside from the simple fact that you can play it on the go (there are some new intro and outro missions, but I have a feeling those alone won’t be worth the price of admission). Still, anyone who missed it the last time around should definitely be interested. Pikmin 3 was a gem.

Pikmin 3 Deluxe is now available for pre-order. So if you’re a fan of putting a bit of money down beforehand, the option is open to you.

You can check out the Pikmin 3 Deluxe announcement trailer below.

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