Nintendo Introduces the ‘Year of Luigi’

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During today’s Nintendo Direct The Year of Luigi was announced, and I say it’s about time this little green guy gets some love! I mean, homeboy hasn’t been shown a LOT of love in regards to starring roles, so hey. All of you Luigi fanboys should be happy!

Let me copy text from the official press release, because Nintendo just has such a way with their words:

  • Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon: The game that kicks off the Year of Luigi launches March 24 and will include additional multiplayer modes beyond the previously revealed Hunter Mode. Up to four players with their own Nintendo 3DS systems can team up via local wireless, pair up in Download Play or connect over the Internet to escape each floor within the time limit in Rush Mode and search for the hidden ghost dogs in Polterpup Mode (up to four game cards may be required).
  • Mario & Luigi: Dream Team: A new installment in the Mario & Luigi role-playing series is coming to Nintendo 3DS this summer. The game takes place inside the mind of a sleeping Luigi, who is a powerful, brave hero in his dreams.
  • New Super Luigi U: To continue the fun of New Super Mario Bros. U for Wii U, Nintendo is letting Luigi take over in new downloadable content that is coming in the Year of Luigi that provides alternate versions of the game’s more than 80 stages. Players can freely change between the New Super Luigi U and New Super Mario Bros. U stages. These Luigi-focused stages provide a whole new level of game-play challenge and will be available for purchase as a single download.
  • Fore!: Luigi and his Mushroom Kingdom neighbors are teeing up once again in Mario Golf: World Tour. The Nintendo 3DS game includes both simple controls and a deeper experience for golf fans, plus courses that range from traditional to those inspired by the Mushroom Kingdom. The game launches this summer.

::snicker:: I love how Nintendo included Mario Golf: World Tour as part of the “Year of Luigi”. It should have been called Luigi Golf, dammit! ::pounds fist::

Anyway, seeing as I don’t have a 3DS nothing really gets my wheels crankin’. If New Super Luigi U had completely different levels then I might revisit the game, but it sounds like they’re just a bit modified. I’d really love to see a Mario/Luigi RPG come to the Wii U, though!


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