by Mike Bendel on May 14, 2012 @ 10:21 am
Nintendo’s announced that Pikmin 2 and Mario Power Tennis will join its Nintendo Selects lineup on June 10. The titles are updated versions of the GameCube originals, retrofitted with motion controls. It’s been a long time coming, considering Nintendo released both under the ‘New Play Control’ banner in Japan back in 2009.
While we’re perplexed as to why it’s taken so long, the timing is somewhat fitting for Pikmin 2, considering we’ll likely see a reveal of Pikmin 3 as part of Nintendo’s E3 2012 lineup in June. The Pikmin series received quite a bit of attention during the GameCube era, partly since it was a new IP from Nintendo, which only arrive every eon or so. Beyond that, it was chock full of charming gameplay and visuals from the brain of Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto.
Both titles ring in at $19.99. Additionally, Nintendo has saw fit to drop the price of two of its top-selling Wii titles, namely Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Donkey Kong Country Returns. You can now pick them up for $29.99 each.
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