Super Mario Galaxy 2 Announced for Wii

A sequel to the mega-hit original Super Mario Galaxy is coming to Wii.

With the success of the original Super Mario Galaxy, it should come as no surprise that a sequel is already in the works. Say hello to Super Mario Galaxy 2.

Judging from the game play trailer shown at Nintendo's E3 press conference, the game takes quite a few more classic Super Mario elements from the past titles and incorporates it into the new Super Mario Galaxy 2 game. We got to see a little ghost house action on one of the planets and the new boss fights look even more amazing than those found in the original release.

We also got to see quite a few shots of Mario riding Yoshi, so evidently Yoshi will play an even bigger role in this new upcoming sequel.

According to Reggie, Super Mario Galaxy 2 won't be hitting store shelves until 2010, so we've got a bit of a wait on our hands. Hopefully it will be well worth it.

Super Mario Galaxy™ 2: This upcoming adventure for the Wii console marks the first time a second 3-D Mario game has arrived in the same console generation. In the game, Mario rides his trusty dinosaur companion, Yoshi™, to new stars and the fantastic worlds found there. This 3-D platforming adventure provides longtime video game fans with a fresh round of out-of-this-world challenges in the style introduced in the critically acclaimed original. The game is planned for 2010.

We'll have more information on Super Mario Galaxy 2 as it becomes available.