Wednesday, January 7, 2009

New Play Control! Mario Power Tennis (Wii) - Japanese Trailer

The first two titles from Nintendo's New Play Control! label, dedicated to remaking Gamecube classics with Wii controls and several minor alterations, will be hitting North American shores in March. The two titles for our side of the world are Pikmin and Mario Power Tennis. Some say that rereleasing Gamecube games with waggle (they generally use the term waggle since it's pretty much used disparagingly) is lazy of Nintendo. When a company releases more quality Wii games alone in the first 18 months (Smash Bros, Galaxy, Metroid, Mario Kart, Endless Ocean, BWii, Excite Truck, Mario Strikers, etc.) than they did for basically 3 years of the Gamecube's life, that is anything but lazy. But then again, acknowledging that would not allow these people to whine... which they do best... well, they're best at being overly and obnoxiously vocal at the very least.

I don't see myself picking up Pikmin again until I know how the controls on that game will work. I'm definitely double-dipping with Mario Power Tennis though just because this is essentially a much more in-depth version of Wii Tennis. I'd kill for new characters and courts though... Shia Lebeouf? You heard me. Watch your talentless ass.

1 comment:

Kyle said...

I'll definitely be picking up both Pikmin 1 & 2 and Metroid Prime 1 & 2. I still don't know about this and the others announced. I really wish they would've made a whole new Mario Power Tennis. But like you said we've already seen a flood of original first party titles.