Mario Galaxy 2 ditching hub world for maps

By Patrick Garratt, Monday, 22 March 2010 17:50 GMT

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Shigeru Miyamoto’s told Game Informer that Super Mario Galaxy 2 will have traditional Mario world maps, eschewing Mario Galaxy’s hub world.

“You can think of it in terms of something similar to Super Mario World or New Super Mario Bros. Wii, where you will have a rather convenient map to navigate,” said the Nintendo boss.

He continued: “We want players to focus on the joy of the action instead of getting to each game course. We wanted to make it as accessible as possible and as easy as possible for the players.

“Also because we’re going to incorporate a number of different stars and conquering all the stars is going to be one of the most challenging missions for the player, we want them to understand as easy as possible where they should go next and which places they should go back to in order to get access to the remaining stars.”

Miyamoto‘s been doing the rounds recently, making a lengthy appearance at London’s gaming BAFTAs last week to receive a Fellowship award.

Galaxy 2’s out on June 11.

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