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The Year of Luigi
Nintendo, having seen their other super plumber brother go neglected for a good while, have decided to combat this treatment by declaring 2013 and 2014 the Year of Luigi, it being the 30th and 31st anniversary of his first appearance, respectively, in Mario Bros..

During this celebration, three new Luigi-centric games were released, and in Japan a special 3DS XL was released with one of them coming pre-installed. This also coincides with two special Year of Luigi Miiverse communities opening for 2013.

View the official Tumblr page here.

The games released for the celebration include:

Games released that contain nods to the celebration include:

  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS (his appearance in the game has been confirmed way earlier than usual due to this anniversary, with his character page of the Smash Bros. site even including a link to the Dream Team site)
  • Street Pass Mii Plaza (the Miis given out during E3 2013 via Spotpass wore Luigi hats)
  • Animal Crossing New Leaf (Nintendo of America's dream town has Luigi themed items, and even a Luigi photo stand-in)
  • Mario Bros. (was released on Wii U's Virtual Console. Luigi made his first appearance in Mario Bros.)
  • Super Mario 3D World (the game, like New Super Luigi U, has 8-bit Luigis hidden in some courses. By completing the game, the player can play a remake of Mario Bros. named Luigi Bros., which has Luigi as the first player. If the player has a save file for New Super Luigi U, the game is unlocked at the start.)
  • NES Remix (Placed Luigi in Donkey Kong, a game that existed before he did)
  • NES Remix 2 (Contains a Mini-Game called "Super Luigi Bros.", a Game Mod of Super Mario Bros. 1 that flips the levels horizontally, and replaces Mario with Luigi, who has his physics from Super Mario Bros.: The Lost Levels)

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