New Play Control Closes In June With Chibi-Robo And Metroid Prime 2

By Spencer . April 16, 2009 . 11:50am

image Late last year Nintendo of Japan started re-releasing Gamecube games with motion control. On June 11 the Wii de Asobou (aka New Play Control internationally) will take a break when New Play Control: Chibi-Robo and New Play Control: Metroid Prime 2 Echoes come out in Japan.


Details about enhancements other than motion control have not been announced at this time. After Metroid Prime 3 we have a pretty good idea what the Metroid Prime 2 Wii-make will be like.


What about Chibi-Robo? Will Nintendo optimize the controls to simulate a remote control toy? Will motion control be used to simulate floor scrubbing? Either way if you missed the Gamecube version get New Play Control: Chibi-Robo when it comes out here. Chibi-Robo’s charming story and loveable character made it one of the best Gamecube games no one played.

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  • How about another side-scrolling Metroid, Nintendo? I know, I know, you shot yourself in the foot by creating perfection with Super Metroid, but darn it all, it’s the only style of Metroid I can stomach playing.

  • Roto13

    No, no breaks. Now they have to announce New Play Control: The Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker

  • I loved Chibi-robo the first time. I doubt I’ll play it with the new controls unless I rent it.
    Still, I hope a new one comes out. I didn’t like Park Patrol. :'<

    The original game was supposed to be more point-and-click right? Perhaps the controls will be inspired by that.

  • ECM

    IIRC, Chibi Robo was originally supposed to be point ‘n’ click, wans’t it? It’ll be interesting to see if they go heavily back to that in this re-release.

    • Point and click could work. At one time Chibi Robo was supposed to use the microphone which Mario Party used.

  • Trickless

    *sigh*… the GC was such a neglected little console

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