Big news from the World of Nintendo today as North American release dates for the anticipated Wii titles Super Mario Galaxy 2 and Metroid: Other M have been announced. Mark your calendars for May 23 for Mario's next adventure and June 27 for the return of Samus Aran. I'm especially surprised that the Galaxy sequel will be "old news" by the time E3 comes up in June. I'd expected it to be this year's major holiday Wii title, so Nintendo releasing it before mid-year makes me think that the company has something much more major up its sleeve for the end of 2010. Most bets are on the next Legend of Zelda title, obviously, so I find myself wondering what Nintendo has left in the major franchise department in 2011 if it's giving us Mario, Metroid, and Zelda for Wii all in one year. Could next year be the right time for the "B-Team" of Star Fox, F-Zero, and Kirby?
But I'm getting ahead of myself. Here's the new Galaxy trailer:
I still love that Gusty Garden theme and I'm glad to see it turn up again in this trailer. Is it May 23 yet?