Super Mario Galaxy 2, Metroid: Other M head to Wii

E3 2009: Popular plumber gets second interstellar jaunt on Nintendo's console, while Tecmo's Team Ninja prepping Samus-led action adventure for 2010.

LOS ANGELES--Nintendo led off its Electronic Entertainment Expo 2009 press event with New Super Mario Bros. for the Wii, a co-op heavy side-scrolling platformer. As Nintendo's press event wrapped up, the publisher trotted out two arguably even more sought after titles, announcing Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Metroid: Other M for the Wii.

An early look at Super Mario Galaxy 2.

While Nintendo typically limits its flagship 3D Mario titles to one per console generation, the publisher said that it was making an exception for the Wii with Super Mario Galaxy 2. The 3D platformer draws its aesthetic heavily from the highly acclaimed first installment in the Galaxy series, with a brief trailer for the game showing Mario and his dinosaur friend Yoshi navigating a variety of interstellar planets.

A hallmark of the Mario franchise, the game features a number of themed levels, with the demo showing a snow-coated planet, an underwater section, a haunted castle, and a lush, flora-heavy world. Super Mario Galaxy 2 also maintains the original's puzzle design, showing Mario and Yoshi grappling with tricky environmental hazards and wandering enemies. Nintendo did not reveal a release window for Super Mario Galaxy 2.

Closing out its E3 press event, Nintendo surprised attendees with the unexpected announcement of Metroid: Other M. Nintendo has tapped Tecmo's Team Ninja studio--best known for its Ninja Gaiden franchise--to develop the 3D action adventure. The game is expected to arrive for Nintendo's console in 2010.

Team Ninja is known for delivering intense gameplay, and that reputation was on full display with the brief Metroid: Other M trailer that was shown. After a cutscene showed a young woman later identified to be Samus in a sci-fi military base, the trailer shifted to in-game action of Samus in her iconic armor battling a variety of enemies both with ranged and melee combat.

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97 comments
Marine122
Marine122

PS3 and Xbox 360 are releasing more high graphic, third party developer, action games that will put Wii out of its place.

Marine122
Marine122

Hello, last gen toy...Don't bother calling yourself a gaming system, I wouldn't dare want to bother with your 128 bit GPU instead of the PS3/360 which contain the 256 bit GPU which by the way look 10x better than this crap. Well too bad nothing can match Computer gaming... DRR5 1GB 5570x2 6 GB Corsair Dominator's Intel I5 2.83 GHZ processor. Wii is nothing compared to 360 or PS3 other than a family/children's game system.

Shopy01
Shopy01

i think it's great that they are coming out with a new mario game. super mario galaxy was great. i like the way the controls were. what i hated about n64 was the controls were confusing, way too many buttons. but that isn't the case with the wii which is nice.

gedbyz
gedbyz

I might rent these games.

martin_king18
martin_king18

Nice game nintendo brought for us,but i rather the conduit for now

E3Abe09
E3Abe09

I Only like it because Yoshi is in it

evertoon
evertoon

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SuperMario254
SuperMario254

*sigh*... I want a new 2D mario that is just 1 to 2 players.. give me a new "Super Mario World" on the Wii and I'll be happy.. not the "New Super Mario Bros." stuff, would have been cool without the multi-player... maybe one day I will have that back... one day.

Javon888
Javon888

THESE TWO GOING TO BE THE BEST NOW YOSHI ON MARIO2

SSBFan12
SSBFan12

These two games are going to be really awesome and fun.

Nuoi
Nuoi

@moose3469 OK same SMG with new planets AND Yoshi. :D

msudude211
msudude211

I still need to finish the first game. :?

lordoflol
lordoflol

I wouldn`t worry about TECMO, Nintendo usually have an high sense of perfection they are not going too accept bad controls or glitching, that is if Nintendo is going too quality test it. Meeh its gonna be awesome. (Yes Iam a N fanboy 8)

kidmoogle
kidmoogle

I worry a bit with TECMO at the controls for Metroid but we shall see. The movie shown at E3 had good moments in it. Samus running around in the Zero suit would be a plus if that happens at some points in the game. I DO wish Nintendo would take control over this franchise again though.

moose3469
moose3469

@Nuoi And Yoshi, don't forget Yoshi!

Wiiownzzz
Wiiownzzz

WOW! I loved Mario Galaxy, great that they are continuing it. I started drooling when Other M was announced, that game looks sick! Too bad it's coming in 2010...but that's good unlike some other developers, Nintendo takes it's time and quality in it's games. Way to go Nintendo!!

Jedilink109
Jedilink109

@moose3469 That's what I'm saying dude. I think developers like to look at the Wii as some sort of toy rather than an ACTUAL gaming platform a lot of the time and just end up dumping crap on the system instead of really taking their time on things. Thankfully developers are starting to see that and make some good stuff now. And The Conduit actually looks really good thankfully. Metroid Prime 3 looked awesome too. :)

Nuoi
Nuoi

So basically it's SMG with new planets? Not exactly what I'm hoping for but still pretty good to hear.

moose3469
moose3469

Why can't all wii games look as great as Super Mario Galaxy??

The_Deepblue
The_Deepblue

Super Mario Galaxy 2 is the best thing Nintendo showed in a stellar line-up

hi-buzz
hi-buzz

need that new Metroid game....

Kantrevious
Kantrevious

i love the first one, i hope the second one is way better. Hope there are more upgrades to Mario!!

chocolate1325
chocolate1325

Super Mario Galaxy was sensational and Miyamoto said he couldn't put everything he wanted into the first game so I am very intrested to see whats in the sequel. About 90% of it will be different to its predesscor. I can't wait to see what surprises Miyamoto has in store for the game.

GaloBranco
GaloBranco

For those of you who know Ninja Gaiden, tell me that this new Metroid doesn´t look a lot like Ninja Gaiden, i mean it´s being made by team Ninja, the camera, the movement of Samus, i´m not saying it´s a bad thing, but it seems like Ninja Gaiden with a skin of Metroid Prime. I hope i´m wrong.

PSFreak1
PSFreak1

this is the best wii game to date

lordoflol
lordoflol

I think my eyes popped out of pure awesomeness

Wetty01
Wetty01

I agree with Famguyfan, Super Mario Galaxy was easy but I still play it until my hands bleed, I'm getting the second one. As for Metroid Other M I have only one thing to say: OH MY F****** GOD I CAN'T WAIT FOR IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

famguyfan2685
famguyfan2685

Super Mario Galaxy was a lot of fun, but I definitely did not think that it was challenging enough. I wish Nintendo would offer some sort of difficulty option for more advanced players. The first Mario Galaxy game just wasn't as much fun as I'd hoped it would be since it was too darn easy. The graphics were still on point though. If I hadn't sold my Wii already I would most likely buy Super Mario Galaxy 2.. and DEFINITELY the new Metroid game!

Asavar_Pukor
Asavar_Pukor

yeah, or a new game franchise in general :( Up there to the third party guys tho! :)

nike220
nike220

As AMAZING as Super Mario Galaxy was, and as excited I am to play the next one; I can't help but feel disappointed with the fact that they haven't come up with some new game mechanics for this new installment. Still gonna be an awesome game though ^_^ Looking forward to it!

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

OMG! Finally new games to save money for! VIVA WII!!!!

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

junior what about the rest what exactly are you on about , , nintendo announces 3 core titles plus opens up about a 4th set for e3 10 , , lol your c omplaining still nd with an impressive 09 to boot see this is exactly what im talking about nintendo dont do it , they cry nintendo does it they cry even more boohooh junior grow up

Junior_AIN
Junior_AIN

What about the rest? Wake up Nintendo!

Merl57
Merl57

was that metroid game 3rd person? I looked like it from the trailer which is a good idea for classic fans

ZippyDSMLee
ZippyDSMLee

I wish they would go back to basics for Zelda, take A link to the past, the large dual world theme, or even go with a 1 world 4 version Season based setup, lots of items, weapons, ect.... I am not to fond of the off the wall and limited zeldas since MM/WW

Wah2828
Wah2828

New mario!? YAY! Boo on no release date but no doubt it'l b delayed anyway BUT i'll accept it cos u know it wont let u down with mario goodness!

chefstubbies
chefstubbies

Yeah! I know what I'm getting for Christmas! Yay...what the? 2010? WTF?!

chefstubbies
chefstubbies

Yeah! I know what I'm getting for Christmas! Yay...what the? 2010? WTF?!

Jhraxlin
Jhraxlin

@foxfire0666 They did announce a new Zelda game, at GDC, you know? Spirit Tracks?

foxfire0666
foxfire0666

Im suprised they didnt announce a zelda yet, I heard from a nintendo rep that retro studies is working on a new zelda game

jeffokiecorry2
jeffokiecorry2

Glad to see more Mario Galaxy and New Super Mario Bros. The DS one was excellent and four player will be a blast! Metroid looks really interesting as well. I was hoping for Zelda on Wii, but perhaps later...