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.