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 the Year of Luigi, it being the 30th anniversary of his first appearance in Mario Bros.. The celebration carried on for exactly 365 days — a full year, in other words — meaning the celebration began on March 19, 2013, and concluded on March 18, 2014.

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: