Nintendo have just announced that Super Mario Galaxy 2 will come bundled with a tutorial DVD that will help familiarize players with the Mario universe. While the game is relatively self explanatory, it will serve as a beginner’s guide for more inexperienced players (aka the casual demographic), covering a wide array of control quirks and gameplay mechanics. Oh Nintendo, please stop spoiling us.
It is also interesting to note that the Wii is incompatible with the DVD format, which begs the question: why? Not to sound ungrateful, but couldn’t they have included the tutorial in the actual game itself like in New Mario Bros. Wii? Never mind.
The game, despite looking very similar to its predecessor, promises to include 95% brand spanking new features, ensuring fans that it is merely a rehash. As long as they keep the orchestral score in tact, everything will be a-ok. Oh, and Cloud Mario looks pretty awesome, too.
Super Mario Galaxy 2 is set to be released on May 23rd in the US and June 11th in Europe.