It’s official: Pikmin 3 Deluxe is arriving on the Nintendo Switch this October and will come packed with all of the DLC and even some brand new side story content featuring Olimar and Louie.
What does this mean for the future of Pikmin 3 on the Wii U, though? While we wouldn’t normally be asking a question like this – as discovered by Nintendo Everything, the original version of this game has now supposedly been delisted from this particular eShop. Yep, it’s gone!
On the Nintendo website, the Wii U game page for Pikmin 3 is there, but there’s no longer a way to purchase the game. If you own a physical copy of this title, you can obviously still play it on your Wii U and if you’ve already bought a digital copy from the system’s eShop, you shouldn’t have any problems downloading the game.
Nintendo’s reportedly pulled this same move in the past with games like Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze – ahead of ‘Deluxe’ re-releases on Switch. Pikmin 3 on Wii U was available for just $19.99 and will now be priced at $59.99 on the new hybrid system.
Did you manage to grab a digital copy of Pikmin 3 for Wii U before it was removed? How do you feel about Nintendo removing games from the Wii U eShop while this digital store is still up and running? Leave a comment down below.