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Luigi Confirmed As Part Of The Smash Bros. Roster On 3DS And Wii U

Posted by Damien McFerran

A foregone conclusion, but nice to know regardless

It has been confirmed during today's Nintendo Direct broadcast that Luigi will be part of the line-up of playable fighters in the next Smash Bros. outing.

Mario's sibling has been a part of the series from day one, but has so far been absent from any screenshots relating to the forthcoming Wii U and 3DS brawler.

Given that it's currently the year of Luigi, it just wouldn't have been very sporting for him to be left out — thankfully Nintendo has seen sense and included the green-clad plumber. Is he one of your favourite fighters? Post a comment to tell us.

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19Robb92 said:

Pretty disappointing that it's just a copy & paste of the SSBB version in HD. I would have liked some Poltergust 3000 moves etc.



bbbx said:

Here's hoping he has a new final smash based around the Poltergust



allav866 said:

His move set has never had any dramatic changes, as there is no need for any.



RealPoketendoNL said:

Some moves based around his own games, like the poltergust 3000, or some ridiculous moves loosely based on mario & luigi, would be fun. But is shouldn't get too complicated. Adding the Poltergust 3000 sounds fun, but it shouldn't be overused too much.



MrGawain said:

Apparently this time Mario and Luigi will have Liam and Noel skins for more realistic brother on brother fighting.



Anclation said:

Expected/10. Some characters are definitely gonna be cut, but I don't think anybody were seriously worried about Luigi being one of them, especially with how successful Luigi's Mansion 2 has been.



Handy_Man said:

It's a bit surprising that they would reveal a hidden character so soon, but it's nice to know that Luigi is still going to be in the game regardless.



NintyMan said:

Luigi has been in it since the beginning, so of course he was a lock for this game. What makes this nice is that Nintendo decided to announce him now instead of later this year. So far he seems to be just like he was before in moves, but maybe he'll have a new final smash. That shadowy final smash from Brawl is really bizarre.



sinalefa said:

So after seeing a handful of pics, now everyone knows each and every move Luigi has.



KnightOfNothing said:

@sinalefa I think some of us are getting to nit-picky since its been awhile are are expecting a lot of things. Which there's nothing wrong, with but the problem is, we haven't seen everything yet so its too early to really judge the game.



Warbeard said:

So disappointed in this - all of the characters are just copy->paste from Brawl.
Luigi just had his biggest success with Mansion 2 - how about basing the fighter on him? Using the poltergust would rock!
I honestly don't see how, barring the new characters, anyone is excited for this



Warbeard said:

@sinalefa But you must admit, the pictures that were shown, coupled with the videos we've seen of the other characters retaining the same move-set, doesnt bode well for new and exciting moves does it? Especially not when you realize that those same moves were also in Melee.



bahooney said:

I love how when we were kids, we would just eat everything that Nintendo (or whoever) released and loved every second of it. Now? We're a bunch of insatiable, cynical jerks who bemoan every minor thing.

Guys, it's Smash Bros. Luigi had the exact same moves from 64 in Melee. You didn't complain then. You didn't complain for Brawl "copying" melee (unless you're one of those "Wavedashing: my anti-Brawl" enthusiasts). Just stop. You know it's going to be good. Stop.



NintyMan said:

It's important to point out that many characters' moves have stuck with them since even the original Smash Bros. game. Donkey Kong is a good example of this. Does that make him a boring character? No. Besides, there have been changes already, with Bowser's new look and Pit's new weapon moves from his latest game.

I'm still happy Luigi is in simply because it's Luigi. I can learn about his moveset later.



pntjr said:

Guys there is a rumor that Luigi will be in Mario Kart 8. SHOCKING!



V8_Ninja said:

That's pretty cool. Luigi has been my main ever since Melee and I'm happy that his position in the roster has been preserved for SSB4.

Also, about this "They Should Change Things" argument; While we're talking about an iterative product, we're also talking about a competitive product that is succeeding another competitive product. For Sakurai this is a no-win situation as people will complain either way, so I come to the judgement that whatever makes the game more fun to play is the right decision. Carry on, Sakurai.



Rin-go said:

That's the thing. If they would change each and every moveset people would complain about the new movesets for characters they've mastered, because they would have to master them again. While some might like such a challange, some won't.

I don't get why people have to be so sarcastic about this addition. We will get many more confirmations of characters who were a given. They didn't even prepare a movie for Luigi and just showed some screenshots. It wasn't like 'Look, at this great additon that no one thought would happen, but we added it to everyone's surprise. Now, get excited!!!!!1111!!!!!1'.



WinterWarm said:



Man... Really hope Chrom makes it, that would be the final push to buy it.

Anyway, this is good news. How many characters does this make?



BATRA said:

i see that some characters will be cut from the game going with 30 characters and thats it



JayceJa said:

a luiginary move for the final smash would have been nice, but a change to the regular moves would have been annoying as a luigi player



DarkKirby said:

Luigi is okay and all, but Nintendo, put Bayonetta in there!

Also, I am NEVER in support of grandfathering move sets "just cause". I'd rather the move sets stay RELEVANT and UNIQUE, as others have said, he should have the Poltergust.



Dark-Luigi said:

@SpinelessOyster It's on the SSB4 Website. Click on any character, scroll down, and you'll see the slots. I don't know if they'll add more or not, but that's all I see at that time being.



Teaqq2 said:

I LOVE Luigi! He is my best Fighter in Smash! Maybe since he was announced so early, he will be a starter character instead of an unlockable, like Ness and Captain Falcon were in Melee!



Murduskull said:

I love how people automatically, MAGICALLY know that he wont have new moves... They didn't even show footage of him in action, he could have a brand new moveset and still feature old moves. NO ONE KNOWS



shinpichu said:

Well, this was a pleasant surprise. Sure, I would have liked to get a new or more uncertain character, but I wasn't really expecting anything from this Direct(since it was supposed to be about 2013 games).

@ the people complaining about no Poltergust:
Heaven forbid a character have a consistent moveset across multiple games.



Obito_Sigma said:

Luigi's coming! I'm so excited! All of this excitement is making me eat tons of burritos and melt my toilet! I was about to cry in a corner because I thought that 2013 would take Luigi away, and SSB in 2014 wouldn't have him! I'm so glad, I'm about to exxxplode!!!



unrandomsam said:

I think they should put the Cho Aniki Twins as characters in this. (Get them a large amount of publicity anyway).



AlexSora89 said:

And this is one less fighter to worry about, given apparently not all characters are going to come back. Although the Year Of Luigi, combined with Luigi's status as a veteran ever since the N64 days, made this pretty much a given.
That said, this still made my day, considering that - other than being my favourite Mario character, if not my favourite Nintendo character overall - I pretty much main him (alongside Sonic, Toon Link and Pokémon Trainer in Brawl). 3DS Smash-verse Luigi: in other words, awesome!



Senate_Guard said:

Who would've thought Luigi: the only brother in Smash Brothers, would make it?

Now 'reveal' Captain Falcon being included alongside a brand-new F-Zero title for Wii U.



Sir_JBizzle said:

I don't get why everyone is complaining about move sets... I'm sure there will be some mechanics that are different in the final product that will make it feel fresh, but it's still a fighting game at the end of the day. There will be things that will carry over. It's like complaining that Ryu and Ken always have the hadoken in every Street Fighter and the input never changes. How many complain about that? No one to my knowledge. If anything they'd get mad if you did change it.



Emaan said:

Luigi's one of my favorite characters to play as, so I'm happy :3



Rafie said:

@JQuest Well to be fair, while they (Ryu & Ken) have the same basic special move set....the properties is very much different. Like for example Ken's Shoryuken emits fire when you use the mp or hp and adds more hits than Ryu's. While Ryu's Tatsumaki Senpuyaku (hurricane kick) doesn't add as much hits as Ken's does, but it's a lot stronger. Just making a point here.

I for one don't care if his moves are the same or not. This was a no brainer for Luigi to be in this game anyway. I thought they were going to announce or confirm characters that aren't expected to be on here. Still, I'll take any news of the new Smash Bros as good and welcoming news.



rlopez1996 said:

That attack luigi is doing to mario is the exact move in the beginner karate kata called "shuto waza dai ich" means driving knife hand technique number one. He even has the chamber hand right



wombatkidd said:

@LordJumpMad Please let me use this crystal ball you have that lets you know everything about a game that won't be released until next year and that we have next to no actual info about. I'd like to use it to find my TV remote.



shonenjump86 said:

He's usually a hidden character. I wonder if this means he will be playable from the start, since he's confirmed early.



BATRA said:

@Big-Luigi it can have unlock characters in the game making it to be a 30 characters hidden in the game that would be 12 character



AlexSora89 said:

@ shonenjump86:
I think this just means Ninty has confirmed the character due to the Year of Luigi, as well as confirming a character who has always been an unlockable fighter in every installment for those who were afraid Luigi's moveset being too similar to Mario's would prevent the former from joinign the fray. Remember Sonic and Snake? Yeah, they were unlockable, but their third-party status made them huge selling points: same for Luigi here.



belmont said:

Luigi Confirmed As Part Of The Smash Bros. Roster! WOW.

Let me confirm some more facts, just remember you read theme here first NBA 2K14 will star basketball players while I can also confirm that in Pro 14 you can control football players (eleven on each team). And last but not least in Sonic Lost World you can control Sonic the Hedgehog and in Layton VS Phoenix Wright you play as Layton and Phoenix Wright.

I am obviously joking. The news would be the inclusion of a non Nintendo character on Smash Bros.



shinpichu said:

Personally I'm glad that they're getting some of the "obvious" reveals done right along side some of the less certain reveals.



AlexSora89 said:

Thanks. Besides, the Luigi fandom is huge - I'm a Luigi fan myself - and I think Ninty's realized the mistake of not making the character fully playable in the Super Mario Advance 4 version of SMB3, or in New Super Mario Bros. Wii.
We are many, Nintendo! Make Luigi playable as often as you can!

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