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Pikmin 1 & 2 get a surprise Switch eShop release later today

Physical version out in September.

Pikmin 4 not enough Pikmin for you? Well then it's your lucky day! Nintendo has announced Pikmin 1 & 2 are coming to Switch, with both titles getting a surprise release on eShop today.

The first Pikmin introduced the world to Captain Olimar and his titular half-plant, half-animal pals back on GameCube in 2001. A sequel followed in 2004, expanding on the original's real-time strategy style puzzling with new Pikmin, cave exploration, and more.

Since then, both titles have received gentle updates for Wii, introducing a pointer-style control system. However, it's not entirely clear which editions of Pikmin 1 & 2 are coming to Switch, with Nintendo only referring to them as "HD versions".

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Pikmin 1 & 2 arrive on Switch's eShop later today priced at £24.99 each, or £39.99 for both in a two-game bundle. Additionally, a physical version will be available from 22nd September.

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