New Play Control! Pikmin
New Play Control! Pikmin is a re-release of Pikmin for the Wii, as part of the New Play Control! range of video games. It was released in 2008 in Japan and 2009 elsewhere, and features a number of changes to the original game, mainly in its controls.
On September 1st, 2016, the game was made available as an eShop download for the Wii U, in Europe. In North America, it was made available on September 29th, 2016. Finally, in Japan, it become a Virtual Console download in June 20th, 2017.
The Japanese version of the game is only available in Japanese, the American version is available in English, American Spanish, and Canadian French, the European version of the game is available in English, European French, German, Italian, and European Spanish, and the Korean version of the game is only available in Korean.
There are three versions of New Play Control! Pikmin. One version was released in Japan, and uses Japanese text, another was released in North America, and uses English text, and a third was released in Europe and Oceania, and uses European-language texts. Beside language options, there are almost no differences between the North American and the European releases, except for the fact that the latter renamed some enemies in order to avoid controversy.
To note is that New Play Control! Pikmin is a Wii port of the 2001 GameCube original, titled simply Pikmin. The Wii port has some substantial differences to the GameCube release, as seen in the changes section.
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