Pikmin 2 - Zzzzzzzzzzzz

What the heck is up with Pikmin 2? The first Pikmin game was an interesting take on a console RTS/puzzle game; flawed, but well worth playing. I played Pikmin 2 at E3 and it was so similar that I had to remind myself I was playing the sequel. Now a year later more screenshots from IGN and Pikmin 2 looks. . . almost exactly the same. I was hoping N would do something to turn this title around and give it more reason to exist than to fill up an increasingly vacant release schedule.