New Nintendo eShop downloads for the week of 10/29: Pikmin, please

While there were a bunch of surprising releases yesterday that surely got you all excited, there’s still plenty of new content on the Nintendo eShop this week. Some of them we talked about previously in the Nintendo Direct Mini breakdown, but beyond that, this is the week we finally get the full release. pikmine 3 and a host of great indie games.

Something important to note: Nintendo is currently offering a 7-day free trial of Nintendo Switch Online. This is redeemable through My Nintendo for zero Platinum Points, and the offer ends November 2 at 8:59 a.m. PT.

Unless otherwise stated, all content discussed is available starting today, October 29.

PIKMIN 3 FINALLY COMES HOME

The wait is over. After the original Wii U release in 2013 and a number of DLC packs released throughout the following year, the pikmine the series went dark on home consoles. The Nintendo Switch release of Pikmin 3 Deluxe includes all content from the Wii U version and adds a new prologue and epilogue featuring Captain Olimar and Louie, and adds cooperative play to Story Mode.

Pikmin 3 Deluxe will be available on October 30. A free demo is available now.

PART-TIME UFO INVADES

Originally released in 2018 on mobile platforms, this delightful action/puzzle title from the creators of Kirby is out now. The Switch version has a new Tower of Infinity mode, where players build the tallest tower possible, and adds local two-player co-op, making it easy for a friend to join the party.

Oh, to be a little spaceship, doing your best.

Oh, to be a little spaceship, doing your best.

It’s been a busy week, with 42 new titles available for download from Nintendo eShop. This is even without counting the demo for Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamityor the new Pokémon Sword & Shield expansion Crown Tundra. Explore new offerings and let us know which titles you ended up snagging.

Timothy C. Mayo