Posted by Andrew Hayward May 14, 2012

Back in 2009, Nintendo brought a handful of much-loved Nintendo GameCube releases to the Wii with added motion controls, and while the port of the original Pikmin made the trek to the United States, the sequel did not. That's curiously changing next month, as Nintendo announced today that the Wii version of Pikmin 2 will be released on June 10 for $19.99.

Why the change of heart? Nintendo recently confirmed that the series -- which spawned from the mind of Mario creator, Shigeru Miyamoto -- will return on the upcoming Wii U, with the third entry set to debut at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles the first week of June. Perhaps the re-release of Pikmin 2 will drum up a little bit of fresh fervor around the strategy series about colorful alien creatures.

Nintendo also announced that the Wii version of Mario Power Tennis -- also a GameCube port with added motion controls -- will be added to the Nintendo Selects budget line with a new $19.99 price point, plus Wii favorites Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Donkey Kong Country Returns will receive price drops and soon sell for $29.99 apiece.


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