"'The Year of Luigi' ended on March 18, 2014. Thank you for your support!"
That's what Nintendo says, anyway. Its celebration of our favorite high-jumping plumber has come to a close. There's even a commemorative website with lovely messages and art from fans.
But we know better. We know that, once unleashed, Luigi can't be stopped. His decade continues.
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Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto took to the Miiverse to declare an end to the Year of Luigi: March 18. The Year of Luigi Miiverse sections will close on that date. Miyamoto also asked for comments on the Miiverse announcement about Luigi, the deadline to enter being either March 18, or 1,000 comments; whichever comes first.
What Miyamoto does not understand is that the Year of Luigi knows no bounds. No deadlines. It can close the Miiverse community, but it can never end the Year of Luigi. The Gregorian calender has been usurped. This is year 2 AL.
Nintendo might have loosed the Year of Luigi into the world, but they do not control it. Not even Nintendo deity Shigeru Miyamoto has that power. Our legends tell of humanity in its wild collective defying the gods to its own ends.
This is Prometheus stealing the flame. Except Nintendo gave it to us. And they are not getting it back.
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In case you've been living under a rock for the past year, Nintendo has been running a fun promotion throughout 2013: the Year of Luigi. The goal is simple -- to celebrate the part of the Mario duo that is often described as "The Lesser Brother," and to honor his contribution to Nintendo history.
The concept is largely supported by Nintendo President Satoru Iwata, who constantly delivered Luigi-centric news throughout the year and had some fond things to say about him. To make things even more interesting, Iwata officially extended the Year of Luigi into 2014 on December 18th, 2013. Let us remember this, our first year of Luigi.
Dr. Luigi is out today, and it not only signals the end of 2013, but the end of the first Year of Luigi as well. While most of it is pretty straightforward for Dr. Mario fans (the game even has a classic Dr. Mario mode), there are some new concepts that might make things a bit tricky.
Here are a few basic tips to help you get started.
Dr. Mario is the bane of my puzzle gaming career. I loved it ever since I picked it up for the first time in 1990, but I've never really reached the point where I can say that I mastered it, unlike many other Nintendo releases.
Having said that, I've stuck with it all these years because the simplistic Tetris-like format works. Although Dr. Luigi doesn't really change a whole lot, it's still the same "Dr." formula you know and love, with a few welcome twists.
Good Smile Company has finally revealed their Nendoroid Luigi figure. The toy comes with three faces, a Warp Pipe, Goomba, a Bullet Bill, a set of running and jumping legs, and a dust cloud effect prop.
No price or pre-order ...
Not to be outdone for once by the US Club Nintendo, Club Nintendo Japan will be getting its own Year of Luigi items to celebrate everyone's favorite Mario character's year. These include a 3DS XL case, notebook and pen combo,...
Hey gang! Sorry I wasn't around on Tuesday, but there wasn't a whole lot of news -- so here's a rundown of today's big news, including yesterday's big ol' Nintendo Direct, that new realistic medieval RPGKingdom Come: Deliverance, and the Xbox One's upcoming documentary series on the E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial Atari 2600 game. No, seriously.
In this, our Year of Luigi, 2013, a terrible thing has happened.
Somehow, this one minigame in NES Remix seems to have slipped by Iwata. Is it a conspiracy from Reggie to axe the extended 2014 Year of Luigi celebration? Who knows. But be warned, this video is not for the faint Luigi fan at heart.
Will Luigi even make it into the extended 2014? If Reggie had his way, it doesn't look like it.
[Update: it's available for 1,500 Coins with a March 2014 shipment date. Great googly moogly!]
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