Super Mario Galaxy 2, the latest in the Galaxy Series for the Nintendo Wii, has been dated in the UK.

Heading into shops on 11 June, the game will embrace the gravity-defying, physics-based exploration from the first game, but is loaded with entirely new features including new galaxies to challenge and delight players according to Nintendo.

Players can also have fun with new items such as a drill that lets our hero tunnel through solid rock and on some stages, Mario can pair up with his dinosaur friend Yoshi who can use his tongue to hold items in his mouth and spit them back at enemies.

Super Mario Galaxy 2 will launch across Europe on 11 June 2010.

Nitnendo has also confirmed that Metroid: Other M, the latest title based on the Metroid universe will launch across Europe in Q3 2010.