Super Mario Galaxy 2 @ Media Summit

Avatar image for al3xand3r
#1 Edited by Al3xand3r (7912 posts) -

Woah. Can't wait! What do you think? Coming May 23 in the US.


Yay, completely new types of worlds too, foresty and jungly - screenshots added :-)

The comet medals are for skilled players to unlock harder levels with :-)

Product page. The trailer's there in 60 fps form too!

Avatar image for zenaxpure
#2 Posted by ZenaxPure (2584 posts) -

Looks like a giant expansion for Super Mario Galaxy (obviously), and that isn't a bad thing. Though I can't see it getting the same critical praise the original got simply because apparently sequels are bad.

Avatar image for claude
#3 Posted by Claude (16648 posts) -

Every time I hear Yoshi, I feel all warm and cozy inside.

Avatar image for efwefwe
#4 Posted by wefwefasdf (6730 posts) -

I just want a Wii for all these great exclusives. I need to make more money.

Avatar image for mikeeegeee
#5 Posted by mikeeegeee (1636 posts) -

This looks so fucking cool. King of platformers. Brilliant design. Makes me want to buy a Wii so I can play through the first one again in anticipation.

Avatar image for steve_c
#6 Posted by Steve_C (1768 posts) -

Looks really great. The similarity to the first game does put a bit of a dampener on the excitement. Absolutely getting it though.

Avatar image for gaughan
#7 Posted by Gaughan (97 posts) -

I love the original, and the trailer makes the second looks many times better. More Galaxy equals a happier me.

Avatar image for vicrattlehead
#8 Posted by VicRattlehead (1417 posts) -

man i really cant wait to play this..............YOSHI :D

Avatar image for bucketdeth
#9 Posted by Bucketdeth (8252 posts) -
@VicRattlehead said:
" man i really cant wait to play this..............YOSHI :D "
RATTLE YOUR GOD DAMN HEAD!!!!
Avatar image for scamp115
#10 Posted by scamp115 (20 posts) -

This is an incredible interesting move. My guess, Nintendo knows that they can sell their games when ever they want and make a ton of money on it. So they are getting out of the way so that third party publisher can have the best opportunity to sell their games during the holiday season. Unless of course they are trying to make room for the next Zelda game, which they mentioned that they want to have out by the end of the year. Either way, Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Metroid Other M before summer, F*** YEAH!!!!!!!

Avatar image for jjor64
#11 Posted by JJOR64 (19670 posts) -

I just cam in my pants.  This will easily be my favorite Wii game of the year.

Avatar image for scooper
#12 Posted by Scooper (7920 posts) -

The graphics and character/monster designs are fantastic. Really colourful and crazy. Makes me wish soo much that Nintendo would just turn into a full-time game developer and release these games everywhere because they have always made incredible games.

Avatar image for luke
#13 Posted by Luke (1812 posts) -

It's gunna be rough stopping to play this after Super Street Fighter IV is released, but I kinda have to.  It's probably gunna be so badass.  Yoshi and the Drill look awesome! 

Avatar image for meowayne
#14 Posted by Meowayne (6168 posts) -

Looks like a Super Mario Galaxy expansion pack alright.
 
Not that that's a bad thing.
 
 
Not at all.
 
 
 
OMG THEY CHANGED UR MR GAY.

Avatar image for parademise
#15 Posted by GunnBjorn (2905 posts) -

Wow, i'm... stunned! 
I played me some Mario Galaxy in 2007. 
I liked it, but i somehow quit halfway through the game and never felt the urge to pick it up again to finish it. 
This one i'll buy, and this time around, i will be determined to complete it all the way to the end.
Avatar image for al3xand3r
#16 Edited by Al3xand3r (7912 posts) -

Yay, completely new types of worlds too, foresty and jungly - screenshots added :-)

The comet medals are for skilled players to unlock harder levels with :-)

Product page. The video's there in 60 fps form too.

Avatar image for steve_c
#17 Posted by Steve_C (1768 posts) -
@Linkyshinks: I do know what was getting into as soon as it was announced. It was evident that it would turn out this way. It's just I was never overly excited with the announcement to begin with. It'll be fun for sure and some of the new additions and levels look really cool. It's a rarity for two mario games like this to come out on a single nintendo platform, but I'd rather wait for a completely new mario and have the team work on something else. I suppose they've cranked this game out relatively quickly so that's good.
 
I played through all of Galaxy a few months back with Luigi, getting the 241st star. Seeing a lot of the same assets and textures isn't very exciting. To be clear though I still think it'll be a great game and play extremely well.
Avatar image for masterherocard
#18 Posted by masterherocard (465 posts) -

I am excited. 
 Very excited. 
How excited? 
You... don't want to know.
Avatar image for nanikore
#19 Posted by nanikore (2755 posts) -

Why do they post the pictures in 720p when the game itself will be in 480i?

Avatar image for arbitrarywater
#20 Posted by ArbitraryWater (14470 posts) -

More Mario Galaxy? That sounds alright. I enjoyed the first one when it came out 2 years ago.

Avatar image for willy105
#21 Edited by Willy105 (4915 posts) -
@nanikore said:

" Why do they post the pictures in 720p when the game itself will be in 480i? "

For magazines. Pixels stand out. HD games give themselves more AA for them too.
Avatar image for i_smell
#22 Edited by I_smell (4219 posts) -

I wish it didn't have Yoshi in it. Actually I don't think I'll buy this, even though the first one is IMMENSE!
 
You can really tell this one's made up of all the ideas they took out of the first one cos they were too crazy or weird.
It's like some insane fan mod or something.

Avatar image for al3xand3r
#23 Posted by Al3xand3r (7912 posts) -
@I_smell said:
" I wish it didn't have Yoshi in it. Actually I don't think I'll buy this, even though the first one is IMMENSE!  You can really tell this one's made up of all the ideas they took out of the first one cos they were too crazy or weird. It's like some insane fan mod or something. "
That's pretty silly to say, this isn't some kind of concept rejected from the first game, it's that they felt the first game was too conventional despite the awesome stuff the planetoid structure could allow for, and decided to make said awesome stuff happen.
Avatar image for linkyshinks
#24 Edited by Linkyshinks (11400 posts) -

Nintendo fail when it comes to promotion, there should be a selection HQ pics all over the place...

Avatar image for al3xand3r
#25 Edited by Al3xand3r (7912 posts) -

Pretty sure they have a FTP setup for the press with art assets and stuff, outlets are just too busy playing or writing their impressions to post them I guess? I've seen the high res versions of the Metroid pics around, and some that aren't in the product page too.

Avatar image for i_smell
#26 Edited by I_smell (4219 posts) -

You say awesome, I say weird. There's a level where you infinitely wall slide whenever you jump.
 
EDIT- Ok no, he's just jumpin.

Avatar image for freakache
#27 Posted by FreakAche (3048 posts) -

I get the feeling that I'm going to be playing a lot of Wii this summer.

Avatar image for fezz
#28 Posted by Fezz (464 posts) -

The May release date was really a surprise for me. I thought I'd have to wait until the fall to play it. But I'm glad that's not the case.

Avatar image for thejollyrajah
#29 Posted by TheJollyRajah (1606 posts) -

This is an incredible year for Nintendo. I mean, it's probably their best year ever. Galaxy 2 looks great, Other M looks great......... but what I really want to see is the new Zelda. E3 can't come soon enough. 
 
At least we have all of these great games to tide us over until E3 comes.

Avatar image for al3xand3r
#30 Edited by Al3xand3r (7912 posts) -

Gameplay.

Mostly the same stuff as in the trailer.
Avatar image for linkyshinks
#31 Posted by Linkyshinks (11400 posts) -
Avatar image for rallier
#32 Posted by Rallier (1947 posts) -

First thing that I though when seeing those screenshots was Donkey Kong. The jungle setting and the "aztecy" ruins really remind me of Donkey Kong Country.

Avatar image for thegreatguero
#33 Posted by TheGreatGuero (8881 posts) -

Oh boy! A return to Isle Delfino! Yay! In fact, it looks like much of the levels play tribute to a lot of classic Mario stuff. And that drill item looks totally cool. While I'm a pretty open hater of the first Super Mario Galaxy (I don't really hate it, I just think it's the worst 3D Mario), I'm now totally excited about Super Mario Galaxy 2. Okay, it is settled. Time for me to dust off my Wii.

This edit will also create new pages on Giant Bomb for:

Beware, you are proposing to add brand new pages to the wiki along with your edits. Make sure this is what you intended. This will likely increase the time it takes for your changes to go live.

Comment and Save

Until you earn 1000 points all your submissions need to be vetted by other Giant Bomb users. This process takes no more than a few hours and we'll send you an email once approved.