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Club Nintendo Confirms Luigi Pin Contest For New Super Luigi U Downloads

Posted by Thomas Whitehead

And double coins, too

New Super Luigi U arrives in this week's Nintendo Download update, arriving on 20th June — at midnight in some regions — as DLC for New Super Mario Bros. U. An update for the retail title will arrive in time for Luigi's arrival, which will allow you to access the new content — a copy of Mario Bros. U is mandatory for this download version — and also play with the Wii U Pro Controller, to the delight of anyone that bought the peripheral and then realised it couldn't be used for multiplayer in their shiny new Mario game.

New Super Luigi U will also arrive as a standalone boxed retail release later this summer, with a higher price to match, but Nintendo of America has confirmed a promotion to encourage gamers to take the plunge on the DLC version. Anyone who registers the new release on their Club Nintendo account and completes the survey before 1st August will receive double the usual Coins, and also be entered in a draw to win a Year of Luigi pin, picture above. Squinting at the Ts & Cs shows that NoA is giving away exactly 980 pins — because 1000 would be too many — and each has an approximate retail value of US$2.25.

Not mind-blowing, admittedly, but it's a snazzy pin and a little incentive for those that were planning to pick up New Super Luigi U regardless. At the time of writing there's no equivalent promotion in Europe, so it's a chance for North American Wii U owners to gloat. For more details check out the official promotion page.

Thanks to Jack Treese for the tip.

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DESS-M-8

#2

DESS-M-8 said:

I actually want the pin but am in Europe :-(
Pins are more of an American thing though so it makes sense

Joshers744

#3

Joshers744 said:

oh come on...first I have to wait until late Augest for the darn box, pay 10 more dollars, and miss out on this stuff? ....that box is so cool looking, but I'm not sure if I should wait for it.

Burning_Spear

#5

Burning_Spear said:

I'd rather have the green box than the coins or pins. Boys and girls, those green boxes are going to sell out fast. Buy 'em up quickly lest you find yourselves on eBay paying double!

XavandSo

#6

XavandSo said:

Like Burning_Spear, I too would rather a shiny, sexy and smooth green box... I pre-ordered a couple of days ago, along with Pikmin 3, so July 27 is going to be one hell of a day for my Wii U.

sinalefa

#7

sinalefa said:

So hard to choose. The only thing that the boxed version has is a green box, while this one gives double the coins (as many as a new Wii U game, I guess) and the chance for the pin, and it also releases two months earlier at a lower price. Oh, and this should be part of the Deluxe Digital Promotion as well.

I think I will pick it digital instead, as I already own the original disc.

bezerker99

#9

bezerker99 said:

I'd rather have the standalone game in the box. That Luigi Pin does nothing for me and I can't remember the last time Club Nintendo had a reward that I really wanted. (Plus I don't have NSMBU, which is a requirement to get the Digital version of this).

TreesenHauser

#10

TreesenHauser said:

You're welcome. ;)

By the way, will it be launching at midnight in North America too, or do we have to wait until noon (or 9AM on the west coast) tomorrow? I'm itching for some new gameplay haha

Jellitoe

#12

Jellitoe said:

Does this game have multiplayer, just no Mario? or is it a completely single player, cause the pictures show nabbit playable?

rjejr

#13

rjejr said:

Still planning on buying my WiiU Aug 4th - expecting some retailer will give me a GC buying the WiiU w/ Pikmin 3 - so guess we'll be missing out on this.

I want to give credit to Nintendo for the $20 early DLC and $30 late stand-alone box differences. I'm impressed they came up with it. Buying PS3 games the past 3 1/2 years I don't recall Sony doing anything like that. I think it's fair - buy NSMBU, get Luigi Levels early and $10 off. Don't, wait and pay more. I know it seems unfair for those who bought NSMBU and still want the box, but it shows me Nintendo is giving some thought to the DLC selling.

I still think they should have announced at E3 NSMBU in the box instead of NintendoLand. Has NintendoLand had any DLC yet? It's a collection of mini-games, they could have added some more by now. Paid DLC may suck, but at least it keeps the game in the news. Who's talking about NintendLand in the year of Luigi? Who's rushing out to buy a $349 WiiU bundle to play NintendoLand? ZombiU made sense for the adult gamer, MHU made sense b/c it's Monster Hunter. I don't care how fun NintendoLand is when you play it - played the demo at Nintendo World, my kids loved it - but nobody is rushing to buy NintendoLand. (And yes I'm aware the Deluxes sold out while the Basics collected dust, but that was due in part to 8GB vs. 32GB and 10% discount and I bet some people were willing to pay $50 b/c they wanted black over white.)

zipmonStaff

#17

zipmon said:

For people who want a boxed copy and also a shot at the pin: one of the stipulations of US/CAN contest laws is that you have to be able to enter without spending money (or else it's "gambling", I guess!). Check the official rules, and you'll find an alternate entry method by postcard =)

Joshers744

#19

Joshers744 said:

@russellohh
Yeah I guess I'm a little old school with it. I'm only 23 (almost 24) but I still enjoy having the actual Box to games for several reasons.

GiftedGimp

#20

GiftedGimp said:

I understand the reluctance to go digital by some, but I don't understand why anyone is willing to wait an extra month and pay more and miss out on earning points on the premium promotion just for a green box If you already have NSMBU.
I'm not faulting the logic, as each to thier own and all that, I'm just saying I don't understand it...
I guess there is the storage space requirement, depending on how big tne download is and if you have the 8gb or 32gb WiiU but no HDD, but then thats reasoning beyond 'I want the green box'

sinalefa

#23

sinalefa said:

@GiftedGimp

Actually in North America people have to wait two months instead of one, so this promotion makes it more attractive. I don't think the download is huge, as it still requires the original disc for it to play.

russellohh

#25

russellohh said:

@Joshers744 I like the box when it comes with a nice manual, or a bonus like Red the Hunter or the new Shin Megami. But, I've also lost a cartridge or two, whereas I can never lose my downloads- I back them up to the Amazon Cloud or my harddrive every few weeks. For games like Animal Crossing, I really prefer the download- far easier to just click one of the 60 games on my SD card, vs carrying a small army of boxes and cartridges with me always.

mikeyman64

#26

mikeyman64 said:

Still want the retail version. Double coins is nice, but not as nice as a box with a disc, imo.

Akira_1975

#27

Akira_1975 said:

@GiftedGimp Well some of us are collectors and for a collector a digital copy just doesn't cut it. What happens if my Wii U dies 10 years down the road? All my physical copies will work just fine on a replacement. How would you get your digital content back if the servers are down? If given a choice, I'll always get a retail copy for those reasons.

tchaten

#29

tchaten said:

Planning on buying both the disc will only be available in 2013 - so I may buy several copies of the physical version - I'm sure they will be worth a lot in the years to come ...

Prof_Elvin_Gadd

#30

Prof_Elvin_Gadd said:

Well, looks like I'll be downloading NSLU either tonight, (if I'm up) or tomorrow. I suppose if I still want that green box bad enough I can get it. There is two months to think about it.

Edit: I thought about it for a couple minutes and decided I'll buy it and keep it sealed in the box when it arrives in NA in August.

TheRegginator

#32

TheRegginator said:

Reasons to get the downloadable version over the physical version:

1. It's $20 as opposed to $30
2. You don't have to swap between NSMBU and NSLU
3. Most of NSLU's assets are already on NSMBU's disc, so you don't have to worry about the game taking up much space
4. You get 40 CN coins as opposed to 30
5. You get entered into the awesome Luigi coin sweepstakes
6. It comes out two months earlier than the physical version

tddct89

#33

tddct89 said:

Gonna get the digital version and hopefully be able to afford the retail version for collection purposes in 2 months.

QuickSilver88

#35

QuickSilver88 said:

I am totally pumped for the update that ads pro controller support.....i like playing on gamepad for offtv but find it distracting to use it while playing on TV....i am not crazy about using the wiimote for on tv play so now I will be able to put th gamepad down and play with a traditional controller.....woohoo

GamerJunkie

#36

GamerJunkie said:

I'll get the download version tomorrow for sure. I hope they give something good to platinum members this year.

Club Nintendo offers only dollar store physical items in the online store thing. I use all my points on wii games so far. Only thing is I hate using the wii VC on Wii U... Wish it could play them on Wii U already without going to the wii menu at all.

UnseatingKDawg

#38

UnseatingKDawg said:

I like the pin. What I can't understand is why they don't just make a crapload more and send them to those who are getting the DLC by August 1st. Oh well. All I know is, I'm entering that contest.

skjia

#41

skjia said:

Out of curiosity, which regions does this become available at midnight?

3DSAllDay

#42

3DSAllDay said:

Nintendo of America better get us a awesome luigi statue for platinum members and if the platinum prize is just more pins I will scream.

MadAdam81

#43

MadAdam81 said:

I can't believe the DLC is AU$30!! I wonder if the disc will be the same price at some stores.

XavandSo

#44

XavandSo said:

@MadAdam81
It's not, I believe EB Games is the only Australian store that will carry NSLU and it's priced at $58. I'm getting boxed because I don't own NSMBU anyway.

TreesenHauser

#46

TreesenHauser said:

I'm going with the download of this, and if I wind up having decent money by the time the retail version arrives I'll purchase that too but I'll never open it. ^_^

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