Super Mario Galaxy sequel!

One of the biggest announcements to come out of the Nintendo camp at E3 had to be the announcement that Super Mario Galaxy 2 was coming to the Wii in 2010.

Most of us assumed a new Super Mario game was coming, but it took some of us off guard a bit that it was an actual Super Mario Galaxy sequel. The game takes quite a few ideas from classic Super Mario titles like the Ghost House and even Yoshi seems to play a much more prevalent role in this new Super Mario Galaxy title.

Below is a snippet from the official Nintendo press release along with the official E3 trailer for the game.

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.