Wii platform sequel Super Mario Galaxy 2 will be released in North America on May 23rd, Nintendo has confirmed.
The release date is even earlier than the mid-summer prediction muttered earlier today and will delight the platform holder's legion of loyal fans.
Though the game – which was originally conceived as a ‘remix' of Super Mario Galaxy – will feature some content seen in its predecessor, it is said to now contain around 90 per cent new material.
It is expected to be one of the year's best sellers and, considering Nintendo's proven ability to keep its products performing at retail, could yet challenge for Christmas chart supremacy.
A UK release date could well be confirmed at Nintendo's London gathering tomorrow.