While we're more excited about the prospect of Pikmin 3 being unveiled for the Wii U, sometime around E3 2012, Wii owners currently starving for new releases may find themselves thrilled by the prospect of a re-release of Pikmin 2. According to the latest issue of Nintendo Power, the New Play Control version of Pikmin 2 — first released in Japan in March 2009 — will come to the Wii later this year.
For those unfamiliar with the New Play Control series, it's Nintendo's line-up of GameCube games with Wii Remote and Nunchuk controls added. In North America, Nintendo has released New Play Control versions of Mario Power Tennis, Donkey Kong Jungle Beat, Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime 2 and the original Pikmin, but Pikmin 2 (and Chibi Robo) has languished.
Nintendo Power says Pikmin 2 is coming, perhaps as early as June, but Nintendo of America has no firm confirmation.
"We have nothing to announce at this time," says a rep.