Nintendo's E3 2009 press conference wasn't terribly well received by a subdued audience and a griping public. Nevertheless, there were some major game announcements for the Wii -- a few titles we were expecting, but there were a couple that came as total surprises, including Super Mario Galaxy 2.
Right out of the gate, we got to see a brand-new 2D Mario game. New Super Mario Bros, which looks very much like its namesake on DS, will allow for four-player co-op playing and will feature new game characters and power ups.
Wii Fit Plus, the successor to Wii Fit, will arrive in the autumn and come bundled once again with a balance board. The software will also be available separately for those who already own it.
While we already knew about the 26 July release of Wii Sports Resort, we did get to see archery and basketball demos take advantage of the Wii MotionPlus peripheral. Speaking of MotionPlus, Nintendo announced that the Ubisoft-developed Red Steel 2 will require the accessory to play.
While we also knew about the Wii exclusives Dead Space: Extraction, Resident Evil Dark Side Chronicles and The Conduit, we were thrilled to see a new Metroid game unveiled. Metroid: Other M seems to be a hybrid first-person meets third-person action title and will be released in 2010.
Last but clearly now least, we were treated to a taste of a Super Mario Galaxy sequel. Super Mario Galaxy 2 features more 3D Mario action geared at gamers of all ages. This title is also set to release in 2010.