Mario Power Tennis and Pikmin, the first two games in Nintendo’s New Play Control series, will come out here in March. Somewhere along the approval line Nintendo of America passed on Donkey Kong: Jungle Beat which was the inaugural New Play Control game in Japan.
But, we won’t be missing out on Pikmin 2! After scanning the ESRB database I noticed Pikmin 2 was rated as a Gamecube and Wii game singling it out as a future entry in Nintendo of America’s 2009 lineup. Nintendo of Japan hasn’t even given New Play Control Pikmin 2 a date yet so while Pikmin 2 is in the pipeline we don’t know when it will sprout.
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