New Play Control!
The New Play Control! (Wiiであそぶ?, lit.: "Let's Play On Wii") range of video games is a collection of GameCube titles ported to the Wii, with their controls altered for play on the newer console. Normally, some minor tweaks are also made. During a Nintendo press conference in October 2008, the games were announced, along with the details that the range includes the two Pikmin games:
Oddly, North America never received the New Play Control! version of Pikmin 2. Instead, it received a delayed Nintendo Selects version, devoid of New Play Control! branding, in 2012. There is no difference between the two versions, however. The Korean Wii release of Pikmin also lacks New Play Control! branding.
Pikmin 1 and 2 on Wii
Some unused strings inside the two New Play Control! titles suggest that, initially, both games were meant to be included in a single disc, with the tentative title Pikmin 1 and 2 on Wii. In addition, there is a folder named
Pikmin 1 and 2 on Wii. Pikmin are back, and this time on Wii!
The idea would be similar to the likes of Metroid Prime: Trilogy, but it was ultimately canceled, with Nintendo instead making each game be on a separate disc.