Why does a man play Mario? This brand new Super Mario Galaxy 2 trailer of the May 23-dated Wii game is may be the ideal answer to that question.

It's not just the drilling through planets in Galaxy 2 or the bigger than a moon dragon that Mario must battle. It's the clever use of movement by Yoshi tongue and the reinterpretation of classic Super Mario enemies like Dry Bones and Boos that make Super Mario Galaxy 2 feel fresh.

Check out some of the game's 3D and 2D platforming action in this brand new gameplay trailer, then keep an eye peeled for hands-on gameplay impressions from today's Nintendo media summit hitting later tonight.

Super Mario Galaxy 2 Trailer (HD) [GameTrailers]