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8:33 AM on 12.18.2013

The Year of Luigi has officially been extended

[Update: it's available for 1,500 Coins with a March 2014 shipment date. Great googly moogly!] After hearing some hubbub about "extending the Year of Luigi in 2014" from Nintendo of America, Iwata has made it officially&...

Chris Carter

10:00 AM on 11.29.2013

Club Nintendo EU is selling Peach & Luigi relaxation sets

Club Nintendo has another new item available, and it's a matching "relaxation" set that are themed to Peach and Luigi. Each set comes with an eye mask, blanket, and a case for travel, and it's priced at 6,000 stars. I would t...

Chris Carter

3:00 AM on 10.31.2013

Celebrate flosstober with 'Luigi's Mansion With Lyrics'

Internet impresario brentalfloss has done it again, taking yet another videogame theme song and adding his incomparable lyrical styling to it. For his yearly Halloween event (which he dubs "flosstober") he's taken the music ...

Ian Bonds

11:45 AM on 10.24.2013

Luigi 2DS spotted! It looks better than the Luigi 3DS

Kotaku received some pictures of what appears to be a Luigi-themed 2DS. I want it. It's a simple white with green trimmings (buttons and so on) and a Luigi etched into the back. It's a lot cleaner than the cool, but busy Luig...

Steven Hansen

10:30 AM on 10.15.2013

UK gets new Link Between Worlds and Luigi 3DS systems

I've been in love with the Luigi 3DS XL since it was announced for Japan in April. Now Europe gets theirs. It's up for pre-order, priced at £179.99.  But the big news is this gorgeous gold, triforce'd 3DS...

Dale North

6:00 PM on 09.18.2013

Mario SpaghettiOs!? Are we back in the 80s!?

I thought this was a joke. It's not a joke. Campbell's has partnered with Nintendo to release Mario-branded SpaghettiOs. Why, yes, it is the year 2013. Back in the late 80s and early 90s, you couldn't toss a penny down a supe...

Tony Ponce

1:00 PM on 08.25.2013

Behold the glory of the physical version of Super Luigi U

As you have have heard, Nintendo debuted one of their first major DLC campaigns on the Wii U in June in the form of New Super Luigi U, but that version was digital-only, and it required a copy of New Super Mario Bros. U. Well...

Chris Carter



Review: New Super Luigi U photo
Review: New Super Luigi U
by Chris Carter

[Ed. note: Bumping our review of the digital version from June, as the game is available in stores today in the form of a physical standalone copy.]

The "other" brother rarely gets the respect he deserves. While Mario is off chasing the spotlight, Luigi is often content hanging back, kicking the dirt while his big brother saves the day. But this is 2013 -- the Year of Luigi -- and everything changes.

This time around, Nintendo has opted to morph the original New Super Mario Bros. U into New Super Luigi U by way of DLC that's available now, and a standalone disc coming at a later date. Luigi U features all new levels, a playable Nabbit, and an increased challenge.

While Nintendo could have put a little more effort into the presentation, I have to say, the core quality of New Super Mario Bros. U has been perfectly preserved here, and Luigi really gets a chance to shine with his new add-on.

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11:00 PM on 08.24.2013

Luigi, the parkour legend

When Nintendo actually puts forth an effort, it can achieve some amazing feats of marketing magic. You remember the live-action commercials for the Wii version of Punch-Out!!, right? Here's the next level: a documentary about the parkour legend Luigi in honor of New Super Luigi U. That goddamn Nabbit, though, I swear... Finding Luigi - Legend of Parkour [YouTube]

Tony Ponce

10:45 AM on 08.08.2013

I'm a big fan of the middle-aged Japanese Luigi

I'm a big fan of this middle-aged Japanese Luigi from a new Nintendo Japan commercial. He's got some years on him, a creeper grin, and an awesome voice. I think they should go international with this dude. Like, Kevin Butler him up or something. I'd be okay with it being limited to The Year of Luigi if need be.

Dale North

10:00 AM on 08.08.2013

Luigi takes over the 'L' train in Chicago

For our readers in Chicago, Nintendo sends word that this coming Monday (Aug. 12) from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., one of the trains on Brown Line will be wrapped with images of Luigi? Which train? The "L" train -- as in Luigi.  I...

Dale North





5:00 PM on 07.24.2013

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team debuts atop Japanese charts

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team sold nearly 100,000 copies in its opening week, according to data obtained by market research firm Media Create. The Nintendo 3DS role-playing game topped Japanese software charts, dethroning las...

Kyle MacGregor

12:00 PM on 07.17.2013

Pikmin 3 and New Super Luigi U spur Wii U sales in Japan

The sun came up this morning, birds chirped, the tides continued their eternal ebb and flow, and a Nintendo product topped Japanese software charts. Some things never change. Pikmin 3 launched last week in Japan, reigning sup...

Kyle MacGregor

1:30 PM on 07.11.2013

Nintendo Download: Shin Megami Tensei IV

The time has finally come for Shin Megami Tensei IV to grace the 3DS, and you'll be able to download it on July 16th. As a reminder, if you buy both SMT IV and Fire Emblem: Awakening you'll net $30 in eShop credit. In other 3...

Chris Carter

10:00 AM on 07.04.2013

Nintendo Download: Pilotwings and Sonic Drift 2

It's a relatively low key July 4th episode of Nintendo Download today, as the Wii U is only getting one game -- Pilotwings for the Virtual Console. Mighty Switch Force! Hyper Drive Edition is also discounted to $6.6...

Chris Carter

1:00 PM on 06.27.2013

Nintendo Download: Kokuga, Sonic II Game Gear

It's not the most exciting day for Nintendo Download outside of the 3DS. The Wii U Virtual Console is getting Vegas Stakes, as well as a sale that is running from June 28th to the 30th which allows you to earn 20 bonus Club N...

Chris Carter