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Video: Iwata and Miyamoto Perform Skit As The "Luigi Brothers"

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

Another classic Nintendo Direct moment

Since the broadcasts began in late 2011, Nintendo Direct has produced a number of memorable moments, even prompting us to name ten of our favourites last year. It seems that Japanese viewers were treated to another example in the most recent broadcast on Valentines Day, which has now been posted by Nintendo UK.

In this skit, Shigeru Miyamoto appears in the background to Satoru Iwata's Luigi presentation with a real-life Poltergust from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. There's a fun little exchange where the great games designer also dons a trendy Luigi hat and they talk about being the "Luigi Brothers".

It's another moment that shows that, above all else, even the top executives at Nintendo have a simple love for their craft. Check it out below.

[via youtube.com]

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19Robb92

#3

19Robb92 said:

Gotta love these two. It's hard to believe Iwata is the president of one of the biggest gaming companies in the world when you watch stuff like this.

And I mean that as a good thing.

NintyMan

#5

NintyMan said:

You have to love it when a corporate executive can have a sense of humor.

Tsuchiya

#6

Tsuchiya said:

Can you imagine a world without these two? I love them! :)

You sure wouldn't get our stuffy UK CEOs and their ilk doing this. They're too busy getting whipped and beaten up.

hityoaZZ

#7

hityoaZZ said:

they should make luigi have a son or daughter or both and they be his co op players that wud be dope

BrightBeing

#10

BrightBeing said:

Although I think it would probably be difficult for them to translate this skit into english without it seeming awkward, I would have loved to see this kind of light-hearted play in the North American Nintendo Direct. :)

AlexSora89

#19

AlexSora89 said:

As long as it's not that terrible joke involving Satoru Shibata and Satoru Iwata... I'm still cringing. xD

Seriously though, these guys are amazing.

SirSmugleaf

#22

SirSmugleaf said:

I don't think you'd see any other CEO of any other large, multi-billion dollar company doing something like that! Oh, Nintendo!

SetupDisk

#28

SetupDisk said:

That's freaking awesome. It would be a blast getting drunk and gaming with these guys.

sinalefa

#29

sinalefa said:

It is so hard to picture Miyamoto without a smile, and without making you smile too.

Kage_88

#30

Kage_88 said:

Satoru Iwata and Shigeru Miayamoto; possibly the coolest corporate bosses EVER.

@sinalefa - That's one of things I've always admired about the man. He is never cynical, nor let's all the negativity bother him. This industry would be a greater place if there were more people like him.

GumbyX84

#32

GumbyX84 said:

That was great. Those two men really love their job. Wish MORE people in the gaming industry would be as care-free and fun as they are.

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