Speaking at an E3 Nintendo roundtable, Nintendo's development legend Shigeru Miyamoto has admitted that the new Super Mario Galaxy title was originally designed as a remix of the first game before being expanded to a fully-fledged sequel.
VG247 reports that the game now contains 95 per cent original title, with the remainder comprised of remixed versions of levels found in the first outing.
Elsewhere, NoA boss Reggie Fils-Aime told IGN that Super Mario Galaxy 2 has very much been built with the ‘hardcore' gamer in mind.
What Mr. Miyamoto has shared is that if the first Galaxy was maybe more inviting in terms of all the audiences, what Galaxy 2 is going to be is maybe a little more Nintendo fan,” he stated. It's harder gamer focused. A little tougher.
The use of Yoshi makes it a little more challenging. We showed some of the snippets of some of the activities — it's a bit more challenging. It's going to be, if you will, for more of that passionate Mario fan who grew up getting challenged with Super Mario World. It's going to be much more in that area.”