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Pikmin 2

Platform(s): GameCube, Wii
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Nintendo
Developer: Nintendo
Release Date: June 10, 2012 (US), April 24, 2009 (EU)

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'Pikmin 2' (Wii) - New Screens

by Rainier on March 17, 2009 @ 2:43 p.m. PDT

Get ready for the return of some of Nintendo's best-loved characters as Pikmin 2 has been added to the Wii's New Play Control family, in which classic games are reinvented to take advantage of Wii's unique motion sensing capabilities and new widescreen experience.

The New Play Control! series, in which classic games are reinvented to take advantage of Wii’s unique motion sensing capabilities, already boasts the original Pikmin and Mario Power Tennis, with fans delighting in the new controls and new widescreen experience.

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 New Play Control! Pikmin 2.

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