Pikmin 2 makes way onto Wii as Nintendo Selects release

While it probably won’t do much to quell the desire of fans to hear more about game guru Shigeru Miyamoto’s plans for the upcoming Pikmin 3 for Wii U, Nintendo did make an announcement likely to please fans of Captain Olimar and his band of colorful plant-animals.

A Wii version of Pikmin 2, previously released on GameCube, will hit store shelves on June 10th alongside Mario Power Tennis for the suggested retail price of $19.99 each. This iteration of Pikmin 2 will feature controls “optimized for the Wii console,” which, while a little vague, probably implies some waggling is involved.

Nice timing by Nintendo in plotting the release date for this. With the company already committing to a Pikmin 3 showing at E3 this year, which runs through June 7th, releasing its predecessor soon thereafter will give new fans a chance to get familiar with the franchise.