Nintendo Preparing More New Play Control Games For The West

By Spencer . January 22, 2009 . 9:35am

npc Nintendo’s New Play Control series is about to roll out in Europe in a few weeks. In March it’s trickling over here with Pikmin and Mario Power Tennis as the first two titles. Back in Japan Donkey Kong Jungle Beat was the introductory game for the series. Are we going to get Donkey Kong too?


Probably. Well, Europe definitely is. Nintendo of Europe announced the Donkey Kong Jungle Beat Wii-make and Pikmin 2 are in the cards for 2009 along with “many games which will be making their way to the New Play Control series.” Games which haven’t been announced in Europe yet include Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime 2, and Chibi-Robo. Three games hardly qualify as “many”, but Nintendo has plenty of other Gamecube games like Doshin the Giant and Mario Golf which could be converted to New Play Control titles too.


While Nintendo of America has not announced it, it looks like Pikmin 2 is coming over here.


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  • Lenni

    I’m going to buy every single game that Nintendo releases in the “New Play Control” series, since I missed out on all of them the first time around.

  • MadMirko

    Crazy Taxi, F-Zero GX with wheel support, plz. Also, Double Dash for the wife. Oh, and Odama.

  • Mr. Mee

    The only thing I’m looking forward to is the Metroid Prime 1 and 2 Wii-makes with the controls of Metroid Prime 3. That’ll be a worthy re-purchase for me.

  • I wonder where this will end. I don’t mind a few Wiimakes (See: RE4, Metroid Prime), but I hope Nintendo doesn’t intend to recycle the entire Gamecube library.

    • daizyujin

      Unfortunatly I could see them doing just that to “appease” the hardcore market.

  • ryne11

    Is anything new being added to the games other than control schemes?

    • There are some enhancements like Pikmin has a new save system and Donkey Kong Jungle Beat has modified stages. Other times like Mario Power Tennis it’s just control and widescreen support.

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