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  • Video Learn More About Everyone's Favourite Platforming Hero - Luigi

    Who else could it be?

    Mario gets all the hype and credit. His name is on many of Nintendo's best-selling games, he gets to star in the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games; he's the big shot. Yet Luigi is the favourite of some, including this writer. Perhaps it's his higher jump, the fact he's not carrying as much excess weight, or that he's less...

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    Review Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Bros.

    This Mario mashup is a real jam

    Though it came as a bit of a surprise, quietly tucked away into Nintendo's Digital Event during E3 earlier this year, fans of RPG silliness have been anticipating the crossover of a lifetime since the announcement of AlphaDream's latest adventure. Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Bros. (known simply as Mario & Luigi:...

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  • Weirdness First Zelda, Now Mario And Luigi Make A Cameo In inFAMOUS: Second Son

    Someone at Sucker Punch must really love Nintendo

    Last week, we reported on the news that a Master Sword was spotted in Sony's PS4 exclusive inFAMOUS: Second Son. Today, we can tell you that another Nintendo reference has been spotted in the game — this time relating to those famous plumbing siblings, Mario and Luigi. It's a real "blink and...

  • News Year of Luigi Gets Official Send-Off from Shigeru Miyamoto

    Hopes we "continue to cheer on" Mario's little bro

    Spring may be officially in the air today, but with it comes a bittersweet farewell. Following his announcement on 18th February that both the community and the company’s special activities would be ending, Shigeru Miyamoto brought Nintendo's Year of Luigi to an official close today through a post...

  • News Grab an Exclusive Year of Luigi E3 Coin in our Treasure Hunt

    Find-a me-a!

    We're going Luigi crazy on Nintendo Life today, marking the end of the Year of Luigi. Nintendo UK has kindly donated four special Year of Luigi coins (pictured below) that our UK readers can win. You may remember that Nintendo offered some Year of Luigi coins via Club Nintendo, however those that we have up for grabs are slightly...

  • Feature 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...

February2014

  • News 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...

January2014

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    Review Dr. Luigi

    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

    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...

  • Video This Dr. Luigi Trailer May Be The Perfect Remedy

    Available now in North America

    It may have slipped the attention due to its release date, but Dr. Luigi arrived on the Wii U eShop in North America on 31st December 2013 for $14.99, with its arrival in Europe set for 15th January. It continues the popular falling block puzzling well-known with Luigi's brother, introducing some new modes and also...

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  • Weirdness Nintendo Releases "Finding Luigi" Parkour Mockumentary

    Luigi, the mythical legend of the streets

    Nintendo's marketing often features sizzle reels, those familiar Mario and Luigi costumes with enormous feed and heads, and plenty of quirky moments that try to emphasize silly fun. What the company perhaps could to more of is off-the-wall content with the potential to go viral, which makes its latest...

  • News Chicago L Train Transformed to Celebrate The Year of Luigi

    Public Transport goes Green in Chicago

    Chicago commuters were treated to a slightly unusual start to the working week as they were given the chance to take a ride on the Luigi Express. To promote the "Year of Luigi", Nintendo of America has transformed one of Chicago's L-Trains into a Luigi train, suitably decked out in promotional artwork for the...

  • News You'll Be Able To Dress Up As Mario And Luigi In Rayman Legends

    Rayman and Globox become siblings

    Today's North American Nintendo Direct broadcast featured Rayman Legends — a game which should have been with Wii U owners by now, but we won't open up old wounds — especially when you consider that the Nintendo version of the game will feature the ability to dress up Rayman and Globox as Mario and Luigi...

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

    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...

July2013

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    Review Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

    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...

June2013

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    Review New Super Luigi U

    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...

  • Weirdness Luigi Joins the Nintendo Bosses as They Arrive at E3

    Jeez, the green one's everywhere right now

    Before last year's E3 kicked off Satoru Iwata, Shigeru Miyamoto and Reggie Fils-Aime posed for a picture as they arrived in LA, forming a real-life triforce, perhaps. The three have once again arrived in the city and emerged from a large black people-carrier — is this now becoming a tradition? — but...

  • Developer Interview Next Level Games And Nintendo Talk Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon

    We speak exclusively to the team behind the 3DS adventure

    The 3DS is enjoying a bumper 2013 when it comes to must-have releases, and Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (or Luigi's Mansion 2 if you're outside of North America) has been one of the best titles to hit the handheld this year. The game has received overwhelmingly positive reviews and has set...

May2013

  • News Luigi 3DS XL Model Dated and Priced for Japan

    We'd like it too, Nintendo

    Back during the April Nintendo Direct, the Japanese broadcast showed off the new Luigi 3DS XL model, and it wasn't revealed for other territories. Considering it's a special edition to tie-in with the release of Mario and Luigi: Dream Team, we're running out of time for confirmation that it's coming to the West — E3,...

  • News New Super Luigi U Will Be Available As A Standalone Packaged Game

    Mario's brother gets physical

    Nintendo has revealed that New Super Luigi U will be released as a limited edition standalone boxed game as well as DLC for those who already own New Super Mario Bros. U. The physical copy will come in a fetching green case and will retail for $29.99 in North America - $10 more than the DLC. It's expected to hit store...

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  • Feature Luigi's Diary - Extracts

    It's tough being the younger brother

    Luigi's everywhere at the moment, beginning his role as the focus of Nintendo's biggest campaign in the coming months — The Year of Luigi. He has a new game earning rave reviews and making a lot of 3DS owners very happy, he's gearing up for some joint adventures with Mario, a solo Wii U platforming spin-off...

  • Video Luigi Gets His Hands On The Poltergust 5000

    Bustin' makes me feel good

    Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon is out and in the hands of gamers all over the globe, which strikes us as the perfect time to show off this cool "reveal" video for the iconic Poltergust 5000 ghost-busting gadget. Created by Nintendo in conjunction with iam8bit Productions, the video mixes in-game footage with live-action to...

  • Feature A Short History of Luigi

    From palette swap to main man

    This week, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon has been scaring — or more likely charming — 3DS owners in North America, while Europeans will get hold of the title very shortly. It represents Luigi's latest solo effort, as he chases ghosts with his Poltergust, with his widely acknowledged debut — bear with us, Mario is...

  • News Limited Time Luigi Sale Hits North American Club Nintendo

    Cue shocked Luigi face

    A bit like those rare occasions when things go Milhouse's way in The Simpsons, right now we can picture a beaming Luigi confidently saying, "everything's coming up Luigi". It's his year — it literally is his year according to Nintendo — and he's getting ready for his second major solo adventure hitting stores with Luigi's...

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  • Talking Point The Long Suffering Luigi

    Green with envy

    This week brought some disappointing news for fans of the other mascot brother, the one who wears green and can often be found sitting in the corner, twiddling his thumbs and waiting to get involved. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon was spooked into 2013 in North America, while European release news is still up in the air. Also in the...

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  • First Impressions Luigi's Mansion 2 (3DS)

    Busting makes Luigi feel good

    It's hard to believe that it's been almost a decade since the release of the original Luigi's Mansion, but fans of the game can certainly attest to the lengthy wait. Now, with the announcement of Luigi's Mansion 2, Nintendo is bringing back Mario's spooked brother and this time with a wealth of new gameplay touches and...

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