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Official logo of the Year of Luigi
The Year of Luigi was a special event held in 2013 and continued in 2014 in commemoration of the 30th anniversary of Luigi's debut in Mario Bros. which was first released on July 14th, 1983. Therefore, released during the event were several games, collectibles, and downloadable content with Luigi as the main focus. The Year of Luigi was originally announced during the February 2013 Nintendo Direct, and in early December, Reggie Fils-Aime stated that it would continue into 2014, which was confirmed by Satoru Iwata in the Nintendo Direct on December 18, 2013. As announced by Shigeru Miyamoto on February 18, 2014, the Year of Luigi officially ended on March 18, 2014..
Console special editions
- A Luigi-themed Nintendo 3DS XL with Mario & Luigi: Dream Team pre-installed on the 4GB SD card. (Available for retail in Japan and North America, and exclusively via Nintendo's official online store in the United Kingdom.)
The Luigi-themed Nintendo 3DS XL
The North American Special Edition Nintendo 3DS XL
- Japan Club Nintendo members can get a copy of The Year of Luigi Sound Selection. It contains 30 songs from Luigi's Mansion to Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. It costs 400 points, but members who have purchased and registered any Year of Luigi games can get the CD for only 200 points.
- Exclusive merchandise is available in Japan.
- US and Canada Club Nintendo members who purchased the New Super Luigi U DLC from the Nintendo eShop by August 1, 2013 and completed the surveys within four weeks after downloading had a chance to win 1 of 980 Luigi pins.
- A Year of Luigi coin was made available with a small green bag for 1500 and 1250 stars in the European and Australian Club Nintendo websites, respectively.
- A Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon diorama is available on the American Club Nintendo site for 1500 coins, and the European Club Nintendo for 7000 Stars.
- A Year of Luigi poster as part of a three poster set as an optional Platinum reward for Club Nintendo members who ranked the status by July 2013.
- A Luigi Nendoroid tying in with the Year of Luigi, was released in July 2014.
The Year of Luigi Sound Selection
The promotional Luigi pin
Special elements to applications
- Five drawing competitions in Miiverse about five topics related to Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, the drawings were chosen by MariChan, who is in charge of the Luigi communities.
- A New Super Luigi U scrapbook, with screenshots of Miiverse, the screenshots being chosen by MariChan.
- Four Miiverse communities open only during the event:
- A general community for the Year of Luigi.
- A Developer's Room dedicated to the Year of Luigi.
- One for Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon.
- One for Mario & Luigi: Dream Team.
- Six people from Nintendo wore dark green clothes and Luigi's Cap on their Miis in StreetPass Mii Plaza for the event:
- A new Year of Luigi stationary has been released for Swapnote.
- Two people from Nintendo have sent notes on Swapnote about the Year of Luigi.
- The Wii U Summer Tour, which brought Wii U and Nintendo 3DS booths to major US cities for a limited time, featuring Year of Luigi games.
- Every level in New Super Luigi U features Luigi sightings, as do most levels in Super Mario 3D World.
- A short video created by Nintendo of America called Finding Luigi - Legend of Parkour. 
- The Year of Luigi took over Chicago's "L" train, decorating it with Luigis.
- In the Mario Kart 8 Direct, when Luigi lost they commented on how the Year of Luigi truly was over.
- For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Year of Luigi.
| The Year of Luigi - Promotional recording of Luigi, released by Nintendo of America.||1:47|
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Name in other languages
Ruīji no Toshi
||Año de Luigi
||Année de Luigi
||Jaar van Luigi
||Jahr des Luigi
||Anno di Luigi
||Ano de Luigi
- The logo is similar to that of the logo used for the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros.
- ^ Nintendo Direct 2.14.2013 YouTube. (Retrieved February 20, 2014)
- ^ Nintendo Direct 12.18.2013 YouTube. (Retrieved February 6, 2014)
- ^ Miyamoto's Miiverse post announcing the end of the Year of Luigi (Retrieved February 20, 2014)
- ^ http://alwaysnintendo.com/miyamoto-year-luigi-will-end-march-18th-2014/
- ^ http://www.nintendo.co.jp/3ds/hardware/pack/aymj/index.html
- ^ http://www.nintendo.com/whatsnew/detail/Y7YJaDR7E02V1E7LRgy1E574BZwchQ7t
- ^ http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2013/11/go_green_with_the_luigi_special_edition_3ds_xl_available_in_the_uk_today
- ^ http://www.nintendo.co.jp/luigi/sound/
- ^ http://www.nintendo.co.jp/luigi/goods/
- ^ http://club2.nintendo.com/new-super-luigi-u-promo/
- ^ http://mynintendonews.com/2013/10/18/special-year-of-luigi-coin-on-european-club-nintendo/
- ^ This Year of Luigi Diorama Brings a Dark Moon to Club Nintendo
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- ^ http://www.nintendo.co.jp/luigi/gallery/first.html#Navi
- ^ http://www.nintendo.co.jp/luigi/album/album1.html
- ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wplnqlqUD4