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New Play Control! Pikmin 2 lands in North America this June

Though most of us are excited for the reveal of a new Pikmin, some may still be holding out the tiniest sliver of hope for New Play Control! Pikmin 2. A scan from the latest issue of Nintendo Power (via GoNintendo) says it's coming in June. The Wii port has been available in Europe and Japan for...

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Iwata: Wii's 2009 lineup allowed the 'mood' to 'cool'

At a press conference about Nintendo's earnings, president Satoru Iwata blamed a weak first-party Wii lineup in part for the decline in Wii sales, and for the corresponding decline in profits. "Wii is stalled," he said. "We didn't release good software continually, and let the good mood cool." ...

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The 'control' in New Play Control Chibi Robo

The next title to get the New Play Control treatment from Nintendo is Chibi Robo, and in being overhauled for Wii, players can expect new point-and-click-based controls, Siliconera reports. Gone are the analog controls of the original GameCube title, as not only will you guide your robotic...

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Japan: New Play Control Metroid 2 and Chibi-Robo in June

According to Siliconera, Japan will receive the New Play Control versions of Metroid Prime 2: Echoes and Chibi-Robo! on June 11. No details have been revealed about how the games will be reconfigured for Wii controls, though it's probably a safe bet that Metroid Prime 2 will play similarly to...

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Joyswag: Pikmin (New Play Control Edition) [update]

Update: Sorry, folks, the entry period has come to a close. Keep an eye on your email inbox to see if you're a winner! Are you ready for another Joyswag? Too bad, we're doing it anyway! Up for grabs this week is the New Play Control Wii version of Pikmin. Check out the rules below and get your...

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New Play Control Metroid Prime games get Corruption's token system

If you played through any significant portion of Metroid Prime 3, then you likely encountered a colorful token or two during your progression through the game. These tokens were awarded for a variety of reasons and were a lot of fun to compare with your friends, so it's nice to see them being...

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Metroid Prime's new play controls demonstrated in Japanese ads

Nintendo's new Japanese commercials for the New Play Control version of Metroid Prime pretty well answer the question of how the new controls work. The commercials show example motions over in-game activities, revealing that the control scheme for the Wii remake of Retro Studios' first-person...

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Wii Fanboy Poll: New Play Control!: too pricey, or just right?

Next month, Nintendo will debut its New Play Control! (or NEW PLAY CONTROL!) line of games in the west, beginning with Europe. Naturally, we really like the idea of great GameCube games with added 16:9 widescreen support and waggle-based controls, and it could be a licence to print money for...

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UK New Play Control prices probably won't be quite so overinflated

Nintendo has responded to UK retailers' pre-release pricing for the New Play Control editions of Pikmin and Mario Power Tennis, saying that those probably won't be the real prices -- and if they are, it's not Nintendo's doing. "It is up to retailers at what price they sell any item for," a Nintendo...

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New Play Control! High Price Tag!

Nintendo is looking to cash in with their line of GameCube-enhanced-for-Wii games, Play on Wii. Of course, in the UK and North America it's called New Play Control!, as we've already reported. So how much will these games fetch? Well, Pikmin is set for a February 6th release, with Mario Power...

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