Thanks to Joystiq providing a downloadable picture you can now feast your eyes at the above image and jump to conclusions about what the picture means. I may not know japanese but thanks to visual cues it looks like multiplayer in Nintendo's upcoming Super Mario Galaxy 2 will have a 2-player feature that lets the second player control a Luma. What's a Luma? Some kind of star thing...? It's Mario. It doesn't have to make sense.
There isn't any specifics given on just how Mario and Luma will work together, but this already looks to be an improvement over the original Galaxy's multiplayer "feature" which only let the second player collect star bits and shoot them at enemies.
Get a load of the Mario/Yoshi action on the official box art of Super Mario Galaxy 2. I can't quite put my finger on it, but the image evokes a likeness to the Super Mario Bros. 3 box art to me. It must be the entirely overjoyed smile Mario has. At any rate, the box art implies sheer fun, and perhaps some other thoughts depending on how much of your mind is in the gutter.
Super Mario Galaxy 2 is due to come out in North America May 23rd.
Following today's news that Super Mario Galaxy 2 would be releasing in North America on May 23, a new trailer was sent out for the game, originally shown at the Nintendo Summit this morning. It's been a long time since we've seen anything from the game -- since E3 if I'm not mistaken. That said, it's good to see a full-length trailer, and a pretty awesome one at that.
At the Nintendo summit this morning, Nintendo of America's Cammie Dunaway announced that Super Mario Galaxy 2 will be releasing May 23 in North America. The company also showed a demo of the game which is playable at the summit.
Nintendo let slip earlier this morning that Metroid Other M is also being slated for a mid-year release rather than a holiday one.
More information to come as the Nintendo Summit continues this afternoon.
Nintendo is going on a string of media conferences world wide so all sorts of golden information nuggets are dropping at our feet. The latest bit of news from Nintendo's conference in Australia has some surprising regardin two of Nintendo's biggest releases this year.
While more information is due to come later today, during Nintendo's U.S. media conference, the big N let slip that Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Metroid Other M are being slated for a mid year release as opposed to the expected holiday drop.
With Red Steel 2 arriving in less than a month and these two games coming only a few months later things are looking pretty good for the Wii owner this year.
[via Kotaku AU]
Rumor has it that Sonic will make a cameo appearance in Super Mario Galaxy 2. NGamer reports that an "inside source at Nintendo" has informed them that Sega's character will make the appearance.
"We've just had some shocking news from an inside source at Nintendo: Sonic will be a playable character in Mario Galaxy 2!" they tweeted. "More teasing from our insider: Sonic levels will be in 'Green Hill Galaxy.'"
Neither Nintendo nor Sega have commented on the rumor.