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Emily Rogers: Pikmin 3 Deluxe was meant to be released in spring/summer but was pushed back by Covid-19

Reliable Nintendo insider Emily Rogers has revealed on Twitter that the recently announced Pikmin 3 Deluxe for the Nintendo Switch system was originally scheduled to be released during the spring / summer period, but was moved back due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Emily says that’s why the period of April and May 2020 were left open after the release of the popular Animal Crossing: New Horizons in March. She theorises that Pikmin 3 Deluxe being moved to October means that something in the schedule has most likely been pushed back to early 2021.


    1. Here’s the thing about Emily, almost all of her original “leaks” end up being false. She piggybacks off of other leaks most of the time and even with that they still end up not showing up, anyone remembers Star Fox Grand Prix. On yop of that she makes he comments as vague and two sided as possible so she can self correct after reveals happen. How many times have you heard her say it may be a port or a new game.

    1. It can’t be a holiday title because
      A: Pikmin release in fall, winter is a holiday season
      B: As big as Pikmin is , I don’t belive it sell as many units as most big nintendo holiday titles, mainly because its not as mainstream as other nintendo franchises, however I do belive it’ll be the highest selling game in its franchise cause its on the switch, and pikmin 3 was well loved on wii u despite not lot of people owning it.

      1. I too don’t think it an ideal holiday title, but you know; it’s a pandemic, and they might have to delay things. But I do think Nintendo often have games done in a good advance of launches, so we can hope they got something else in their sleeves.

      2. There aren’t that many big games (if any) that release in December. But we have had at least one big holiday title in recent years.

        2014 – Smash 4
        2015 – Super Mario Maker (bad year)
        2016 – Paper Mario: Color Splash
        2017 – Super Mario Odyssey
        2018 – Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
        2019 – Pokemon Sword/Shield

          1. You mean January through March (after Christmas).

            Holiday games usually come out between late September and November.

  1. Here’s the thing. If others don’t want to believe ER, fine. But about two years ago I pulled together a list of articles from this site dating back 5 years and found that she was right the vast majority of the time. And many were ER original rumors, like Let’s Go trailer in May (everyone was saying No WaY, E3 iS jUnE) and the subtitle and number of playable characters in Mario and Rabbids. She definitely hears legit things and reports them. SO, when she has been wrong it’s not her lying or proving that she just got lucky in the past, but likely is something wrong with her sources and she is spreading things that she heard that don’t end up being true. For example, there are still people like Imran Khan who insist they know people who were close to the Star Fox GP project and have no idea if it was cancelled or what. For so many people to corroborate that rumor means things were actually being said from sources, even if it didn’t pan out.

  2. makes sense, would have made a better early summer game, given its theming. honestly, though, i think this probably gave the theme

  3. So it *would* have been ready by then had the pandemic not occurred. What would it have done had it gone up against Xenoblade Chronicles: Definitive Edition? Would their sales have cannibalized each other?

    What I don’t understand is why it now has an October 30th release date. You can pre-load the game now; it’s clearly ready to go. With so few releases this year overall, and even less news and updates about future titles, why drag this one out?

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