Miyamoto Reveals Some Mario Galaxy Details

Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto has revealed a few more snippets of info about the upcoming Wii title Super Mario Galaxy. Speaking to MTV, Miyamoto said that the biggest focus for the game “Is having different spheres or planets Mario can visit, with the idea being if the planet gets very, very large the scenery will look more like he’s running across a plain.But if the planet is very small it looks almost like he’s running around a ball. You can essentially run over the spheres almost endlessly.”

The whole idea, Miyamoto explained, is that “You’re moving in a 3-D space but without the typical camera issues that we’ve had in 3-D games in the past. What that allows us to do is take a game like Mario that has been a very jump-based game in the past, and turn it into a game that is more [about] Mario running around a lot and going to different places and kind of enjoying that.

And as for that Wii remote – well, according to Miyamoto, you’ll be able to “Directly interact with things on the screen by pointing at them or clicking on something to get Mario to go exactly where you want to go. In that sense, I think it’s going to allow for a much more intuitive camera system and much more intuitive control scheme that will allow people who have never played a 3D Mario game before to feel comfortable enjoying Super Mario Galaxy.”