Pikmin 3 Deluxe's Demo Drops Today With Bonuses for Eager Pluckers

Pikmin 3 Deluxe's Demo Drops Today With Bonuses for Eager Pluckers

Peter Piper plucked a peck of pickled Pikmin. Now you can too.

It's difficult to get out thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, but that doesn't mean you can't rip up some foliage from the comfort of your own home. A demo of Pikmin 3 Deluxe for the Switch will be available starting today, and it should whet your appetite for the destruction of nature.

"A demo for #Pikmin 3 Deluxe will be available this evening on Nintendo #eShop! The demo version features save-data transfer with the full game," Nintendo tweeted on its official Twitter account. "Completing it also gives immediate access to the Ultra-Spicy difficulty mode in the full game, and other perks!"

Nintendo revealed the demo earlier today during its Treehouse: Live stream, wherein we watched Pikmin frolic, fight, and die for about 40 minutes. Pikmin 3 Deluxe is largely the same game that came to the Wii U in 2013, but there are still some notable additions to the Switch version. You can look forward to a hint system, co-op gameplay, and extra story chapters that follow Captain Olimar and his sidekick, Louie.

Pikmin 3 Deluxe comes to the Switch on Oct. 30, so you can get into a SpoOOoOOky Halloween mood by flinging plant-people at trash and ordering them to pick it up. Pikmin 3 Deluxe joins a beefy line of "Deluxe" Switch games; ported and upgraded games that were overlooked on the failed Wii U. Other Deluxe Wii U-to-Switch titles include Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, and the weird but wonderful Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE: Encore.

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Nadia Oxford

Staff Writer

Nadia has been writing about games for so long, only the wind and the rain (or the digital facsimiles thereof) remember her true name. She's written for Nerve, About.com, Gamepro, IGN, 1UP, PlayStation Official Magazine, and other sites and magazines that sling words about video games. She co-hosts the Axe of the Blood God podcast, where she mostly screams about Dragon Quest.

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