Pikmin 2 coming to Wii this year

Nintendo of America has suddenly decided to re-release Pikmin 2 on Wii, three years after every other territory.

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With the Wii pretty much dead until the arrival of the Wii U, Nintendo of America is desperately looking for new content to push to store shelves. That's perhaps the only thing that can explain the sudden and surprising decision to re-release Pikmin 2 on Wii so many years after its original release.

First released on Gamecube in 2004, Pikmin 2 was retooled to take advantage of Wii Remote controls. The updated release hit Japan and Europe in 2009--with no US release in sight.

However, the latest issue of Nintendo Power (via Nintendo Life) confirms Pikmin 2 will finally hit America later this year. While the US release is unlikely to feature any new content, it will whet fans' appetites for Pikmin 3, which should make its Wii U debut at E3 later this year.

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    April 24, 2012 3:30 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Pikmin 2 coming to Wii this year.

    Nintendo of America has suddenly decided to re-release Pikmin 2 on Wii, three years after every other territory.

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      April 24, 2012 3:31 PM

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      April 24, 2012 3:41 PM

      That's certainly nice of them, they're really desperate for anything to stimulate sales. Next thing you know, they'll announce that they're going to translate and release Captain Rainbow.

      Never got into Pikmin back on the GC, I didn't like the pressure of the day/night mechanic. I like to take it slow when playing RTS and build up my forces for a big all out attack.

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      April 24, 2012 6:58 PM

      This has been out in japan for years, about time they brought it stateside.

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      April 24, 2012 7:04 PM

      I found this at a Gamestop Bargain Bin 5 years ago.

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      April 25, 2012 3:03 AM

      Woah, US didn't have it? Talk about screwing things up

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      April 25, 2012 3:06 AM

      Glad it's finally coming over, love this game

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      April 25, 2012 4:46 AM

      Oh shit, might have to pick this up!

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