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Boxed Copy of New Super Luigi U Available This Sunday in North America

Posted by Andy Green

The wait for a physical release is almost over

New Super Luigi U has been available in the Wii U eShop for a while now and Europeans have been able to grab boxed version from retailers for a good few weeks.

North Americans have had to be patient, but the wait for a physical copy is nearly over. The packaged-disc version of New Super Luigi U will be available to buy from Sunday 25th August for $29.99.

Anyone who owns New Super Mario Bros. U will still be able to download New Super Luigi U from the eShop for $19.99, but the boxed copy may be appealing to those who do not own the original as you can play it regardless of whether you own Mario's adventure or not.

Another appealing factor for the physical copy is the lovely unique colour. Naturally, with it being the Year of Luigi it's that lovely shade of green and avid collectors will no doubt want to grab a copy to place proudly on their shelves.

You can find out what we thought to the game itself in our New Super Luigi U review.

Will you be picking up a boxed copy? Let us know in the comment section below.

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User Comments (39)

KingBoo01

#1

KingBoo01 said:

Finally! Had this pre-ordered since it was first announced. Love the green case and cover art.

Gridatttack

#2

Gridatttack said:

Might sound stupid, but do you need NSMBU to play this? :P

Also I heard the boxed copy will be only available on 2013. Is it true?

KingBoo01

#7

KingBoo01 said:

@Gridaatttack
The downloadable version can only be bought as DLC for New Super Mario bros. U, but the boxed version is a standalone game. You could choose not to buy New Super Mario Bros. U as long as you buy the boxed version of this.

tchaten

#8

tchaten said:

I'll be picking up two copies - one on Sunday and another a little bit later - really want to have one unopened for the collection and another that I can open up and include in my Year of Luigi frame that includes all the other YOL gear :)

KingBoo01

#9

KingBoo01 said:

@tchaten
I almost did that with the Kirby Dream Collection, but decided not to in the end. And I still regret that a little bit.

tchaten

#10

tchaten said:

@KingBoo01 I'm rather big into YOL - have 2 coins, the pin, the Japan 3DS LL, the Sound Selections CD, and will have that poster and retail release of this game.

Think that's everything ...

NintyMan

#11

NintyMan said:

I've been holding out on NSLU for this, and it should be worth it. That green box looks stylish.

Ron1212

#12

Ron1212 said:

Wait, can someone tell me when you download New Super Luigi U is it an add-on to New Super Mario Bros. U or is it a separate game? (Like when you start NSMB U up does it ask you if you want to play NSL U or is NSL U a whole separate game icon on the Wii U home menu)

ricklongo

#13

ricklongo said:

I may get this eventually, but i don't think it will be any time soon. Pikmin 3 just arrived in my mail yesterday, and I also have Trine 2 to occupy me for a while. When I'm finished with both, it will probably already be time to get The Wonderful 101, and afterwards there's the release boom on both the Wii U and the 3DS (which is sure to make my gaming budget tight).

So... next year, perhaps - if it's even available for that long.

Morphbug

#14

Morphbug said:

Totally getting this if I ever find it on a store. I have no interest in getting the main game just to be able to download this.

MasterGraveheart

#15

MasterGraveheart said:

I downloaded the digital copy for my NSMBU game, but I might still pick up the physical copy for collector's sake. Kind of nutty like that.

DefHalan

#16

DefHalan said:

I still don't have New Super Mario Bros. U

Should I get Luigi or save up for Bros?

Katzii

#19

Katzii said:

@DefHalan - if you want this, you need to try and get it this year, since I think it goes out of print after that. You can always save up for NSMBU.

solcross

#21

solcross said:

It's about time, I've been counting down the days. Of course, I probably won't get to play much because Sunday is also Breaking Bad day, and that takes priority out of everything else I could possibly do.

Clayfrd

#23

Clayfrd said:

Will definitely be grabbing this. Preordered it awhile ago. I think it will make a nice collector's piece, so I'm all right with the extra few bucks.

WindWakerLink

#26

WindWakerLink said:

This "green box" is the ONLY REASON why I didn't get the downloaded version.... XD I'll get it on the week of the release.

HandheldGuru97

#27

HandheldGuru97 said:

I'll try and pick this up soonish. Might try and wait till October when I am gonna be in New York buying this game from the Nintendo World Store would be well awesome

JaxonH

#28

JaxonH said:

@Gridatttack
You don't need NSMBU to play the physical release version of NSLU, but if you want to download it as DLC, then you are required to have NSMBU.

Oh yeah, I've been demonstrating a lot of self-restraint these past 2 months by not downloading NSLU as DLC. I've been waiting on the physical release, but there were a few weekends where I was tempted to give in. Glad I waited.

Btw, Newegg is offering this game as a pre order right now for 10% off, tax-free and with free shipping. $26.99 total cost isn't bad at all, for any who are interested.

Austroid

#29

Austroid said:

Yes, its almost here! Love the green box!

Its also a nice contrast to NSMBW's box. :P

Nanamine

#30

Nanamine said:

I got it today.

My Gamestop oddly already had them displayed behind the counter.

And that's how I once again prolonged my decision to buy Minecraft.

TreesenHauser

#34

TreesenHauser said:

I already downloaded this the day it was available on the eShop, so I'm gonna pass on a physical copy. But for anyone still on the fence about this, I highly recommend it!

raith

#38

raith said:

I will enjoy buying the game at Nintendo World store during the Luigi 30th anniversary event!

Henmii

#39

Henmii said:

I did pay 40 Euro for it! That was to much, but sadly I couldn't find a place where it was cheaper!

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