Play On Wii Series Picks Up Additional Games

By Spencer . October 7, 2008 . 8:19am

Pikmin and Donkey Kong Jungle Beat Wii-makes are slated to come out in Japan this December. In 2009 Nintendo plans to release five more games in the Play On Wii series. Chibi Robo, Pikmin 2, Mario Power Tennis, Metroid Prime, and Metroid Prime 2 Echoes. The two Metroid Prime games should be fine if they utilize the controls from Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. Mario Power Tennis will probably borrow controls from Wii Sports Tennis.


Chibi Robo doesn’t have any game to borrow controls from. Nintendo could simply use the Gamecube with the analog stick to move Chibi Robo, but there is a room for additional layer of immersion if Nintendo lets players control Chibi Robo like a remote controlled toy. That would be awesome, but I won’t get my hopes up for anything like that. The first trailers for Donkey Kong Jungle Beat and Pikmin aren’t pushing new features.


Donkey Kong Jungle Beat




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  • jarrod

    Spencer, your idea for CR was actually how it was originally envisioned (waaay back when it was a Bandai funded game). I’m not sure how well it’d work now, but it could be neat.

    Also, at NOA’s conference, it was confirmed that the Prime remakes would use Corruption controls and that they’d be released here. No word on the other titles, but I’d be shocked if they didn’t all make it over.

    My only real question is if they’ll preserve the original control schemes for optional GC/CC support (like Capcom’s RE reissues, unlike Twilight Princess)? Nobody’s really gotten an answer on that yet?

  • Lydia

    Well, I never got to play any of these games during the Gamecube’s life cycle because i was locked up in jail. So I will be buying every single Nintendo made Wii-make they release. I missed out the first time, so here’s my chance to play them. (An no, I’m not going to buy some used Gamecube version from Shit-Stop. I don’t support assholes.)

    Thank You Nintendo.

  • montypython

    this is interesting…

  • montypython

    jarrod, what do u mean?

  • Chow

    Wouldn’t putting Metroid Prime 1 & 2 into Corruption-style controls never work? There’s a severe lack of buttons using just the Wiimote and Nunchuk, especially for the Visors and Weapon selectors (which were non-existent in Corruption, as far as I could tell). It would be nice if Nintendo went the control-friendly style for once and allowed Classic or GC controllers to be used instead of forcing waggle AGAIN.

  • Daizyujin

    Well considering I own the four of the seven I care about, I don’t know if I will bother. I truly can’t see myself putting out money for Chibi Robo or DK Jungle Beat but if MP 1 and 2 have revamped controls that work well as well as a budget price tag, I might actually consider it. Especially since we now know the games will have a 16:9 mode.

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