The goal of the "Pikmin 3 Deluxe" is simple: save your planet. To do so, you'll have to grow Pikims which are some plant-like creatures. These creatures are found on a different planet, called PNF 404.
The Pikim have different abilities based on how they look. For instance, if they're blue, they can breathe underwater, if they have wings, they can fly, and so on. Players will also be aware of the timer that can run out.
However, this is the Deluxe version of the game. This version includes these new features:
- new side story missions
- all DLC stages from the original release
- playing the Story mode with a friend
The game has a Mission mode in which you can defeat enemies or collect items. There's an "In Bingo Battle" mode where you compete with other players. In this mode, you have to make sure your Pikims bring you the items on your bingo card before the Pikims of your opponents.