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Outdated release scedule[edit]

Release dates that have come and gone have to be in past tence.


Play on Wii rename[edit]

Why exactly was this article renamed? I was under the impression that "New Play Control!" was the UK name. Renaming it because of that is like WP:ENGVAR; there doesn't seem to be much point. Arrowned (talk) 21:13, 18 December 2008 (UTC)

Personally, I think "Play On Wii" is a bit vague, since the older GameCube versions can still be played on Wii regardless...- (talk) 00:36, 25 December 2008 (UTC)

Resident Evil?[edit] Reading it again, it could go either way - is it a 'proper' Wii release, or a New Play Control game? JaffaCakeLover (talk) 21:14, 19 December 2008 (UTC)

I recall when this was first announced, and it was way before NPC had even started. I'm fairly certain Capcom's doing this entirely on their own, and it's just coincedence. Arrowned (talk) 22:01, 19 December 2008 (UTC)

Capcom did port Resident Evil 0 to the Wii recently, but it was only in Japan. This was before the New Play Control! series was even announced, so Capcom did it on their own (same for Resident Evil 4: Wii Edition). Besides, the New Play Control! series is made up entirely of first-party Gamecube games. Link 486 (talk) 17:01, 26 January 2009 (UTC)


I erased the 2009 dates for the games like Metroid and Chibi-Robo. They have not been confirmed to be released in Europe or the Americas, so I changed them to TBA —Preceding unsigned comment added by AlexanderLD (talkcontribs) 14:44, 1 January 2009 (UTC)

Reply: Actually, Nintendo somewhat confirmed sometine in August 09 [EDIT!!!] for Metroid Prime. (confirmed by Nintendo World rep.

Sorry tu put this here but: Shouldn't ChibiRobo or Metroid P2 be going to be released this month in Japan? (talk) 04:22, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

Where's your source for that? I looked and I can't find confirmation on those dates. -sesuPRIME talk • contribs 04:58, 14 April 2009 (UTC)
Well, I though that Nintendo was releasing one game per month until the collection is complete, and since we're on april it should be time for a release in this month. I don't have any external source, I read it here (or in the spanish version) some time ago. (talk) 16:28, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

March 9, 2009[edit]

Might I ask where the release date of March 9 for Pikmin and Mario Power Tennis are sourced from? They should be referenced and they're not. Cipher (Talk) 14:04, 11 February 2009 (UTC) are not used as sources), Gamefaqs(can be user submitted) and IGN have it as the release date. Rhonin the wizard (talk) 14:24, 11 February 2009 (UTC)

Release Date Clean-Up[edit]

Some of the games listed (Pikmin 2) have not been officially announced for that region. I am changing all the TBA and phony release dates. If there isnt word from Nintendo themselves about the game's release date, then I will change it. AlexanderLD (talk) 12:01, 28 February 2009 (UTC)

Kind of dumb but...[edit]

IGN just a released a statement saying that the cover art on all the packages will have a reverse side for those who don't want ugly cover art. Is this article worthy? I think it deserves some sort of mention. Sorry I don't have a link.Zabbethx (talk) 16:14, 5 March 2009 (UTC)

I would say that it has to option to switch boxarts. I saw the link, but I dont feel like looking for it. I think you should just add it in. AlexanderLD (talk) 12:04, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

Improve the article[edit]

The Spanish article about New Play Control! is very good. I suggest to translate it into English in order to improve this article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:32, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

Australia Dates[edit]

Pikmin 2 will be released april 23, not april 26 as Wii games are generally released on a Thursday.

Donkey Kong Jungle Beat to be in June. Metroid Prime in August and Metroid Prime 2 in October leaving Chibi Robo at the end of the year, perhaps in December just before Christmas 2009.-- (talk) 00:55, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

That's fine and dandy but where are your sources? BOVINEBOY2008 01:07, 24 March 2009 (UTC)

Don't harass, just a thought[edit]

I've seen articles about games stating rumors, and they have stayed that way. Should we mention the rumors of Luigi's Mansion and Super Mario Sunshine? (talk) 04:09, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

Rumors generally don't belong on Wikipedia because they're a form of original research. So no, they shouldn't be added. -sesuPRIME talk • contribs 06:17, 30 May 2009 (UTC)

True, but if that is true, then Wikipedia has a ton of original research unrecognized (talk) 17:25, 5 June 2009 (UTC)


Its Australia not Australasia 1wolfblake (talkcontribs) 22:02, 11 August 2009 (UTC)

There was a discussion about this before, but not here, and I can't seem to find it. Nintendo uses the term "Australasia" when talking about releases. Thus it was decided to use such language for these sorts of articles. Australasia, although not that common of a term at least in the US, is a legitimate division of the world. There is a whole article on it! BOVINEBOY2008 22:10, 11 August 2009 (UTC)


In America, the Metroid games weren't released as new play control. They were released as Metroid Trilogy. They weren't released as two separate games, like it says in this article. I think there should at least be a section further down the page saying that they were released this way. (talk) 00:48, 13 September 2009 (UTC)

Super Mario Sunshine?[edit]

I found this, is it veritable? (talk) 23:22, 27 November 2009 (UTC)

Since it was posted in april, and we haven;'t recieved any official word from Nintendo, (plus the photoshooped iamge) I'd say its bogus. But to remain optimistic if you must, then wait and see if Nintendo says anything in the near future. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Noskap (talkcontribs) 09:14, 28 November 2009 (UTC)

Changing from future to present tense?[edit]

I modified the article to reflect the present tense, given all these titles are released virtually, even if North America still doesn't have Pikmin 2, or no one other than Japan has Chibi-Robo. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:58, 9 December 2009 (UTC)

Is it over?[edit]

Seeing as how the last release was in 2009, has Nintendo ended the NPC project? AmericanLeMans (talk) 00:33, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

Since no comment has been released by Nintendo in the recent months, about the projects status, I think we should simply leave it open ended. Until Nintendo makes an official announcement, it cannot officially be said that the project is still going or closed off. By that basis, I think we should assume it's still going ahead until further announcements. Also, Wikipedia is not a forum. Just letting you know. noskap (talk) 05:31, 17 March 2010 (UTC)

Pikmin 2[edit]

where are the sources confirming pikmin's 2 release date in th u.s. i've been searching the internet and can't find any sources

Pikmin 2[edit]

where are the sources confirming pikmin's 2 release date in th u.s. i've been searching the internet and can't find any sources —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:23, 4 May 2010 (UTC)

There is no confirmed date. (talk) 10:35, 19 August 2010 (UTC)

Luigi's Mansion[edit]

It has been rumored that this may be one of the next games to be re-released onto for the wii is there any source from Nintendo confirming this? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:10, 23 October 2010 (UTC)

Source[edit]!5461905/whats-happened-to-nintendos-new-play-control/gallery/1 Enjoy! Axem Titanium (talk) 16:50, 28 April 2011 (UTC)


The project seems to be dead, as the last release was October 2009. We should put it in past tense. AmericanLeMans (talk) 20:20, 24 May 2011 (UTC)

On B-Class[edit]

I can confirm that the article has achieved C-Class. Congratulations. The request for assessment at WP:VG/A/R also asked for advice on how to improve the article, so I'll throw a bone here. The thing I'd most like to see is reception. How did critics react to the program itself, or to changes made in the various games? This seems like it'd be very useful information to the reader wanting to know how well the games are regarded. I'd advise making a summary of any information you find on that and sticking it in the lead, as well.

And... that's really it. The article's pretty solid as it is: as a collection of ports, there's not really much more I can see that would need to be added to it for B-Class and such. Kudos.

Super Paper Mario also has its roots as a GameCube game[edit]

For the other category, this was finished on the GameCube but wasn't released due to the declining health of the GCN and was shifted over to the upcoming Wii. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:30, 12 October 2013 (UTC)

Removal of the "Other ports" section[edit]

I'd like to strongly suggest the removal of the "Other ports" section of this article. These are comments about specific games that may have a place on the respective games' own pages here on Wikipedia - if they were actually sourced, that is - but New Play Control! is a definite, finite collection of first-party titles that have been specifically selected and redeveloped for the Wii console and released within a series created solely for this reason. Any connection that other Nintendo GameCube games have to Wii is completely unrelated to the series; as such, I strongly feel the section has no place in this article. Jack talk 12:20, 20 March 2014 (UTC)