There are many people who are looking forward to the upcoming release of the Super Mario 3D All-Star Collection for the Nintendo Switch. The 3D All-Star Collection will include some Nintendo’s most popular installments such as Super Mario 64 (1996), Super Mario Sunshine (2002) and Super Mario Galaxy (2007). In fact, we are also supposed to get bonus content for the Super Mario 3D World game that came out for the Wii U back in 2013. However, there has been no mention of the Super Mario Galaxy 2 game from 2010 being apart of the 3D All-Star Collection. This is surprising because Super Mario Galaxy 2 was considered to be one of the best selling games for the Wii console; reaching over 7.4 million in sales following its initial release. Despite, not selling as much as its ‘07 prequel which reached over 12 million in sales Super Mario Galaxy 2 was considered to be a 3D masterpiece. In fact, some would argue that Super Mario Galaxy 2 should have been saved for the Wii-U considering how low the overall sales for that console was following its release in 2012.
Nintendo has yet to reveal an explanation as to why Super Mario Galaxy 2 was excluded from the 3D All-Star Collection. However, it should be noted that Nintendo seeming chose the best selling Mario games from the N64, GameCube and Wii generations. The idea of choosing the best selling game from each generation makes sense in hindsight. Nintendo’s selection of Mario games for the 3D All-Star Collection seems balanced because it does not place more emphasis on the Wii era over that of the N64 or GameCube. While Super Mario Galaxy 2 does deserve some type of remake or Switch port Nintendo can always do something later down the line. If the fan support is strong enough Nintendo might eventually end up bringing Super Mario Galaxy 2 to the Switch before they move on to the next generation console.