Nintendo dates Mario's next adventure.
Nintendo has announced the release date for Super Mario Galaxy 2 at their Q1 Media Summit in San Francisco. The highly anticipated sequel is set for release on May 23.
Nintendo conducted a live demo of the game for an audience of journalists, showing off Mario's drill move as well as his ability to ride Yoshi. Yoshi's skills were also shown, including his patented flutter jump as well as his ability to float through the air after eating Wind Fruit. The Wind Fruit looks to be an integral part of the overall gameplay.
Several of the game's environments were shown as well, indicating a giant world much like Super Mario Bros. 3. There was a battle with a Gigaleg-style monster on a planetoid, some platforming on a floating cylinder, and exploration of a disc with cut-out stairs and platforms. Several different enemies made an appearance, including a dragon, and ghosts that eat parts of the ground around Mario.
Look for videos and impressions of Super Mario Galaxy 2 as soon as we can post them.