Super Mario Galaxy 2 is almost here, but you wouldn’t know it from the way Nintendo of America is acting. We haven’t heard anything from Reggie and the gang about the game since that press event a few weeks back. We’ve have to turn to Japanese sources to learn new stuff about the game (like the return of Bucken Berry and Ala Gold), and even then, details have been minimal.
Now that Nintendo of Japan has opened an official Super Mario Galaxy 2 section on their website, we’ll hopefully start getting more new info more often. Already we’ve learned that at some point in the game, Bowser’s going to get very big (or Peach will get very small), that giant cogs will be making a comeback, and that a second player will be able to join in the campaign by controlling a Luma (the little baby star-things that you could force feed to the point of explosion in the first game). I’m not sure how you’ll be able to control the little jerk with just the Wii remote, but hopefully Nintendo will find a way.
And hopefully Nintendo of America will get around to posting all this stuff in English. There is a lot of cool content on the site that would only be made better by knowing what the heck all those squiggly lines mean.