Nintendo’s next big first-party release is a last-gen gem looking for a second shot at life. Numerous Wii U titles have sold better with a Switch re-release, and Pikmin 3 Deluxe aims to be the next big hit in that mold. You can look forward to its release on October 30, but you don’t have to wait that long to go hands-on. During today’s Nintendo Treehouse livestream, Nintendo announced a demo for the Switch eShop.
Pikmin 3 Deluxe Switch eShop demo
The Pikmin 3 Deluxe demo will be available on the Nintendo Switch eShop sometime tonight. You’ll be able to transfer save data from the demo to the full game, and beating the demo will unlock special perks in the full game. The most important of these perks is the ability to unlock Ultra-Spicy difficulty right from the start. This is a tough, new mode for veteran fans of the series, and it adds extra challenges, such as limiting you to 60 Pikmin in the field at a time.
If you’ve never gotten into the Pikmin franchise before, this is the perfect time! The Pikmin 3 Deluxe demo is free to try, and frankly, there’s a bit of a lull in Nintendo’s release schedule right now. Why not head over to the Switch eShop and give it a try?