E3 '07: Mario Galaxy blasts off Nov. 12

Publisher dates plumber's interstellar jaunt during press conference.

SANTA MONICA, Calif.--During the Nintendo Summit in May, the Mario Factory's boisterous exec, Reggie Fils-Aime, revealed that the Super Mario Galaxy for the Wii would most assuredly launch before the end of the year. Along with dating its equally anticipated brawler Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Nintendo used its E3 Media and Business Summit press conference today to reveal a November 12 release date.

Click to enlarge!

First officially announced during Nintendo's pre-E3 press conference last year, Mario's universe-capades would see the plumber wading through the murky waters of deep space. Players will use the Wii Remote and Nunchuk to interact with Mario's interstellar environments.

Super Mario Galaxy has not yet been rated. For more on the game, take a look at GameSpot's previous coverage, and check back later for the latest developments with Nintendo's ambitious platformer.

Written By

Want the latest news about Super Mario Galaxy?

Super Mario Galaxy

Super Mario Galaxy

Follow

Discussion

47 comments
stevoiscrunk132
stevoiscrunk132

sounds a little off the wall to me. But, then again so did the Wii in general and look at it.. its AMAZING! All i ask is for this mario game to be like it was back in the old days. REVOLUTIONARY!

msudude211
msudude211

Looks great. I wish I had a Wii.

unclejohn0525
unclejohn0525

Looks amazing from a gameplay standpoint, and even more so from a graphical standpoint. I mean WOW!

freefadi
freefadi

Hope this turns out to be AT LEAST as good as Super Mario 64 on the N64, or else.....Nintendo will be over. I mean Zelda: twilight princess whas great but not REALLY that much of a legendary game like Zelda: Ocarina Of Time on the N64, so this should be Nintendo's last chance to make things right and return as the best game maker ever...or I'll reallly lose hope in Nintendo.!

malmeid2
malmeid2

cool, it's like mario 64 all over again, except we get to blast around different planets instead of opening doors in the castle! sweet!

jorranvv
jorranvv

Looks very cool! cant wait to buy this game. i think i much better than super mario sunshine,that was the worst super mario game ever.

lamprey263
lamprey263

I agree with BradBurns, the Wii should have launched with a Mario title, to stay with the tradition of the NES, SNES, N64... well the GameCube didn't either, but maybe that's why the GC was a lame 3rd in the last console war. Anyhow, if this game sucks as bad as Super Paper Mario, I will have lost all faith in Nintendo.

Sonovius
Sonovius

BradBurns "Shouldn't this game have launched with the wii, or at least near the launch window? Wow, it's like Nintendo doesn't care about its fans, or system at all (not as long as you already bought it). It's like they don't even care about games anymore.." so you would rather a Mario game come out before it's finished when no one can get a Wii because of supply problems? I SEA WUT U DID THAR

BradBurns
BradBurns

Shouldn't this game have launched with the wii, or at least near the launch window? Wow, it's like Nintendo doesn't care about its fans, or system at all (not as long as you already bought it). It's like they don't even care about games anymore..

s0njas0n
s0njas0n

i hope this game lives up to its expectations, i'm gonna check the reviews on this one first...

boobush
boobush

Does everybody have their birthdays before a game release?

arod1122
arod1122

Finally, a true Mario game since Super Mario 64 and it comes out a week and a half b4 my b-day! I cannot wait. Nintendo RULES!

LordLeckie
LordLeckie

cool comes out the day before my b'day

Jedi_Osborn
Jedi_Osborn

this one might actually convince me to buy a wii

benjaminjoel
benjaminjoel

This game has a real shot at being GOTY!

jesus_knight
jesus_knight

hope this one lives up to the mario name!

dslsd
dslsd

ZOMG ANOTHER RELEASE DATE

cfamgcn
cfamgcn

The new Super Mario 64 (in terms of revolution) is here...

Pete5506
Pete5506

This game is going to be good

murlow12
murlow12

I'll believe it when I see it!

togo2828
togo2828

Oh thank God, After watching the Xbox Conference yesterday on G4 i was worried, but now with brawl and galaxy coming out, i can relax a little, IM SO PREORDERING THESE GAMES

GoldMine516
GoldMine516

nice hopefully we can reserve this game b4 september

Goku-stream
Goku-stream

Yep 2008 for the EU it is then... man, I'm so looking foward to this too!

AnFangs_Endes
AnFangs_Endes

Ninty better ramp up the production capabilities of their factories, or else it'll likely be casual's storming into stores to get all the systems -.-'

interpolred
interpolred

It's looking good! Can't wait to see it on store shelves!

Hiphop03
Hiphop03

Awesome I cant wait for this to come out.

Satanmar
Satanmar

oh great, another game we Europens will have to wait till 2008 to play.

blueflamedino
blueflamedino

yeah the first holiday full of games for the current gen

EDOG
EDOG

The graphics are amazing!

metc123
metc123

should be a good xmas

fugori
fugori

The release dates for Galaxy and Smash were among the very few exciting things to come out of Ninty's show. Excellent. This is going to be a fun holiday.