North American Pikmin fans are due to
finally get their hands on the New Play Control version of Pikmin 2.
Nintendo Power announced the long-awaited arrival in its latest issue, pegging the GameCube remake for a release later this year.
The New Play Control series of games
have seen many Gamecube classics outfitted with motion controls and
re-released on the Wii. So far, virtually all of the UK and PAL territory titles have made their way out West – including the
New Play Control version of the original Pikmin – but it's taken
Pikmin 2 over three years to cross the pond.
Pikman 2's North American arrival is
thought to be Nintendo's way of getting fans excited for Pikmin 3 on its
forthcoming console, the Wii U. Earlier this month, Nintendo's
Shigeru Miyamoto confirmed a version of the new Pikman game will be shown at E3 2012.