Year Of Luigi News

Feature: Looking Back on the Year of Luigi

Looking Back on the Year of Luigi

What a year...

It's had a good run, but the Year of Luigi ends today, 18th March. It's been a year of highs and flutter jump-enabled slightly better highs, with green taking over the Nintendo universe and the unappreciated Bro getting the recognition he deserves. Cruel meme generators may accuse Luigi of overseeing a bad year for Nintendo as a...

News: The Year of Luigi Officially Ends on 18th March

The Year of Luigi Officially Ends on 18th March

Let's start a (doomed) petition for the decade of Luigi...

Oh, Luigi. The dream had to end, and Shigeru Miyamoto has brought cold, cruel reality crashing through our screens by confirming that the Year of Luigi will finish on 18th March; we'd hoped the day would never come. Luigi, for so long the other brother, had a year in which he could shine...

Review: Dr. Luigi (Wii U eShop)

Dr. Luigi (Wii U eShop)

Just what the doctor ordered?

Nintendo ends the Year of Luigi with Dr. Luigi, a puzzler that feels more like a green, L-shaped re-skin of the Dr. Mario series than a true sequel, due to its identical gameplay, much of the same music, and simplistic visuals. Fortunately, Luigi proves to be just as good a doctor as his more experienced brother, and...

News: Luigi Nendoroid Figure Up for Preorder

Luigi Nendoroid Figure Up for Preorder

In this, the Eternity of Luigi

That Luigi diorama offered on Club Nintendo is pretty sweet, but has having the coins or stars for it before preorders sold out been a pipe dream? Don't fret; other options exist. Cute options. A 10-cm (3.9-inch) PVC Luigi Nendoroid figure is currently up for preorder on J-Box. The Man in Green is posable and comes...

News: Club Nintendo Australia Receives Luigi Coin And Nintendo Hanafuda Cards

Club Nintendo Australia Receives Luigi Coin And Nintendo Hanafuda Cards

Year of Luigi coin already sold out, though

If you live in Australia, you’ll already know how rarely the local Club Nintendo is restocked. On average, it happens only a handful of times per year, with a few exclusive items occasionally made available on the side. This year, Aussies have received Mario shoelaces, Paper Mario adhesive notepad sets,...

News: This Year of Luigi Diorama Brings a Dark Moon to Club Nintendo

This Year of Luigi Diorama Brings a Dark Moon to Club Nintendo

Grab it now in Europe, pre-order in North America

Today's European broadcast wasn't all about games, but also revealed an attractive collectible that's up for grabs on Club Nintendo; it's a diorama based on this year's terrific 3DS release Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. This is available right now on the European Club Nintendo stars catalogue, with...

News: Luigi Actor Danny Wells Takes The Great Warp Pipe To The Sky, Aged 72

Luigi Actor Danny Wells Takes The Great Warp Pipe To The Sky, Aged 72

Death of Mario Bros. Super Show star brings a somber end to Year of Luigi

Those of you old enough to recall The Super Mario Bros. Super Show will no doubt be saddened to hear that Danny Wells, who played Luigi, has passed away at the age of 72. The actor — whose real name was Jack Westelman — passed away last Thursday. He starred in the Mario...

Review: Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (3DS)

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (3DS)

A never-ending dream

If there was more justice in the world, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team — or Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros. as it's known in Europe — would enjoy the same level of hype and anticipation as some of its prestigious predecessors on the 3DS in 2013. And yet, rather like its snoozy subject matter, it drifts into view on a...

Review: New Super Luigi U (Wii U eShop)

New Super Luigi U (Wii U eShop)

New Super DLC for U

So, what is New Super Luigi U? It's not straight-up DLC, nor is it sizable enough to justify a full price retail game, so Nintendo has opted for a best of both worlds approach; it's available as either pricey DLC for New Super Mario Bros. U or as an inexpensive standalone retail game to be released at a later date. What does it...

News: New "Luigi Code" To Provide a Fresh Take on Virtual Console Classics

New "Luigi Code" To Provide a Fresh Take on Virtual Console Classics

Time to go green

Update: 2nd April - OK maybe this article is telling a few porky pies! Original Article: As the "Year of Luigi" gets into full swing, it appears that the younger member of the Mario Bros. is set to appear in a number of additional titles in the coming months, giving them his own twist in the process. We understand that there are...

Review: Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)

This game must be possessed

Nintendo has proclaimed 2013 to be "The Year of Luigi": a long overdue celebration of Mario's underdog brother. There are already a few Luigi-themed (or at least partially related) releases to come later in the year, and we wouldn’t be surprised if the Japanese games giant had a few more projects tucked up its sleeve...