Rumour: New Play Control! Pikmin 2 Will Be A Late Bloomer In North America


The latest of Nintendo Power magazine claims that a Nintendo Wii game is headed to North America three years after its European release. No, it’s not Disaster: Day of Crisis or Another Code: R—it’s New Play Control! Pikmin 2.


This is a modified Wii port of the Gamecube game, with support for the Wii Remote. A Wii port of the first Pikmin game was released as New Play Control! Pikmin in both North America and Europe, but the Pikmin 2 port never made it to the U.S.


In other Pikmin-related news, Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto recently confirmed that they will be showing a brand new Pikmin game at this year’s E3.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.