Pikmin 2 has updated controls optimized for the Wii console, and in addition to the original red, blue and yellow Pikmin from the first game, players can also take command ofpurple and white Pikmin, creating a wealth of new strategic options. Additionally, Pikmin 2 features a frantic, two-player split-screen multiplayer battle mode, for which additional accessories are required and are sold separately.
Pikmin 2 sees Captain Olimar, now joined by his assistant Louie, return to the planet of Pikmin, motivated by that noblest of goals – treasure! Additional species of Pikmin, randomly generated dungeons and an exciting two-player battle mode make this much more than just a sequel. Packed with deft creative touches, Pikmin 2 strikes a beautiful balance between challenge and fun, and is even more charming than its classic predecessor.
New to Pikmin 2 is the Piklopedia, an in-game list of all the plants and creatures in that you have come into contact with throughout your exploration, from Bulborbs to Wollyhops. Learning has never been so much fun!
Similarly, a new Treasure Hoard lists all the treasures you have collected throughout your quest. There are a total of 201 treasures to find across the Pikmin world – but to gather them all, players will need to face a number of enemies and puzzles… Luckily, Pikmin 2 features some additional help for Olimar and Louie, in the form of the new Purple and White Pikmin! Using the super strength powers of the purple flower-like creatures to lift the heaviest items, and spotting the strategic uses for the white Pikmins’ immunity to poison and ability to find hidden treasure will be the difference between success and failure…
With the ability now to use the Wii Remote to direct and command Olimar, Louie and their army of Pikmin, existing fans and newcomers to the series alike will delight in the immersive, strategic gameplay of Pikmin 2.
Pikmin 2 is part of the Nintendo Selects games and will available at a suggested retail price of $19.99.
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