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Nintendo Unveils  Super Mario Galaxy 2 ,  Super Mario Bros. Wii ,  Metroid: Other M

Nintendo Unveils Super Mario Galaxy 2, Super Mario Bros. Wii, Metroid: Other M

June 2, 2009 | By Leigh Alexander

At its E3 media briefing today, currently being liveblogged by Gamasutra, Nintendo unveiled a new Super Mario Bros. title for Wii. It's a traditional-looking sidescrolling platformer that allows for 4-player co-op.

The game's main mode is single-player, and it also allows players to switch back and forth between single and multiplayer.

Mario, Luigi and different-colored Toads were demonstrated as playable characters, and users can zoom in and out to make it easier to track the action with multiple characters.

Super Mario Bros. Wii will launch Holiday 2009, and Nintendo says it will demonstrate the title on the E3 show floor.

The company also announced what it calls an "evolution" on Wii Fit called Wii Fit Plus. Nintendo says it'll add new physical activities and minigames, enable users to target individual body zones, and let them customize workouts.

It'll hit retail in Fall 2009 as both a stand-alone product and a bundle with the Balance Board.

[UPDATE: Nintendo also announced Super Mario Galaxy 2 for Wii in its E3 2009 press conference, noting that it was the first time that two full 3D-based Mario titles appeared on the same console.

The firm then showed a gameplay trailer which included the original game's trademark circular planets, as well as space-based flying and underwater action for Mario, with the character jumping around on top of Yoshi. The game's release date was not announced.]

[UPDATE 2: In a surprise announcement, Tecmo's Team Ninja team is collaborating with Nintendo on a new Metroid title for Wii, Metroid: Other M, with a trailer showing lush visuals and Ninja Gaiden-style action combat featuring legendary main Metroid character Samus.]

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