Pikmin 1+2 Now on Switch, Physically Edition Coming Soon

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Yesterday’s Nintendo Direct was good news for Pikmin fans. Especially since the franchise have been so starved for attention. The last installment was 10 years ago if you can believe it. Not only was the fourth game’s release date shown revealed, but Pikmin 1+2 is also making a comeback.

The first game in the series was released in 2001 and then its sequel in 2004. Both games were released on GameCube and then re-released on Wii in 2008 and 2009. Yesterday, Pikmin 1+2 was shadowdropped for Nintendo Switch. If you only want one of them, they can also be purchased separately. Buying the games individually will cost you $30 each, but the bundle costs $50 for both.

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Nintendo has been slowly adding more of their catalogue of older games to Nintendo Switch via Nintendo Online. Gamers have hoped that the same would be done for GameCube titles, but the opposite appears to be trending.

Metroid Prime was remastered and released on Switch and now the first two Pikmin games. While it maybe disappointing that we probably won’t get all the GameCube games in a subscription bundle, we may see more remastered. There is still hope for Zelda fans wanting Wind Waker and Twilight Princess.

If you are wanting a physical copy of these Pikmin games, it will be available in the Fall. The release date for the physical edition is September 22nd. There is no word on whether or not the price will be different.

Pikmin 1+2 is available now digitally on Nintendo Switch.

Will you be getting these beloved games? Let us know in the comments below.