April 19, 2004
by: Eric Topf
It is almost August 29, the release date for the highly anticipated sequel in Japan, and the scores are coming in.
Nintendo's next in-house game, Pikmin 2, is due out in about two weeks in Japan. The next entry in Shigeru Miyamoto's innovative "hunter-gatherer" pseudo-gardening strategy game will soon be available for those in the land of the rising sun to purchase.
Generating hype for the game shouldn't be too dificult at all. Considering that the original Pikmin was definately one of the highest rated games of its time. From all the information gathered in recent weeks however, it appears that EAD has outdone themselves and have gone all out in implementing more and more ideas in the sequel.
It seems to have payed off according to the Japanese gaming press. Two GameCube specific magazines, Famitsu GC and Degenki GC (these aren't the more mainstream regular Famitsu/Degenki mags, but are still important) have given their scores for the game. Look below to see how the title fared:
Famitsu GC: 10, 10, 9, 10
Degenki GC: 9, 9, 9
We will be certain to keep you updated as details of Pikmin 2's release come out. Especially whenever the scores for the regular Famitsu are published.
these are great reviews for pikimin
Nice....and what do the purple Pikmin do again?
Holy buisness wagon those are attractive scores. I hope Pikmin2 has a cool preorder bonus in North America. Like a plush pikmin! That would be fucking awsome.
Flocke of D.I.C.K.'s Cheerleader
Or a real Pikmin.
Those are great scores...
Black...... the purple are heavy and their wieght can be used to do special things like push weigh down levers/platforms.
Woah those are some REALLY great scores.
that is a possiblilty...afterall there is a pikmin flower...Originally Posted by Blaksmoke
I can see the ad now:
Get Pikmin 2 now and w/purchase get some seeds!
Scores look good.
May Peace Be With You
More Japanese reviews.....this time from the big guys:
April 21, 2004
by: Eric Topf
This time the heavy hitters, Famitsu and Dorimaga, weigh in on the highly anticipated sequel.
A few days ago, we reported that two GC-content Japanese magazines had given some very good scores to Nintendo's latest game. Coming on the heels of those scores are new reviews submitted by two very prominent gaming magazines in the Japanese industry, Famitsu (the real one), and Dorimaga. I'm sure that you will be pleased with what their verdict is:
Famitsu: 9 / 9 / 9 / 9 - (36/40)
Dorimaga: 10 / 9 / 9 - Total 9,33
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