[important]I added the link to the Pikmin 2 2-Player Battle Mode FAQ below[/important]
With Nintendo Power devoting an entire game on an unnanounced game, I am declaring it official that Pikmin 2 will be released in the US. It will also likely be as early as the end of June. This is excellent news for the 7 of us who were clamoring for this game. Honestly, the biggest perk for me is the widescreen support. I played the original Pikmin and then the Wii iteration of Pikmin. Since that was a year ago, I kind of forget what I didn’t like about the new play controls. There were some pros and cons, but I kind of forgot what those were. Overall, I didn’t remember too much wrong with the game. I actually played Pikmin 2 on the Wii (Japanese version) and the only flaw I can think of where the red and purple sprays were positioned on the controller, which was the 1 and 2 buttons. Since the reason I love Pikmin 2 is for the multiplayer mode, there is something about having the sprays at 1 and 2 that seems a little unintuitive. These are a rather crucial part of the game, so it seems a bit odd to have them there. The other flaw was that you had to be facing your enemy, if it was a purple spray, so it is probably a little tedious now because Olimar (or Louie) faces the direction of the Wii Remote, in essence. Players will simply have to be more careful.
Well, the link to the original article is here: http://www.gonintendo.com/?mode=viewstory&id=176074
Maybe this news will actually motivate me to finish the Pikmin 2 Battle Mode FAQ that I started a few years back. It was very close to being finished, but I have been putting it off for quite some time. It’s mostly finished, so when I am less lazy I can post a link to it here.
EDIT: So here is that link. Enjoy!