Year of Luigi

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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[1], 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[2]. As announced by Shigeru Miyamoto on February 18, 2014, the Year of Luigi officially ended on March 18, 2014.[3][4].

Events[edit]

Games[edit]

Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Wii U[edit]

Console special editions[edit]

  • A Luigi-themed Nintendo 3DS XL with Mario & Luigi: Dream Team pre-installed on the 4GB SD card. (Available for retail in Japan[5] and North America[6], and exclusively via Nintendo's official online store in the United Kingdom.[7])

Merchandise[edit]

  • 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.[8]
  • Exclusive merchandise is available in Japan.[9]
  • 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.[10]
  • 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.[11]
  • 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.[12]
  • 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.[13]
  • A Luigi Nendoroid tying in with the Year of Luigi, was released in July 2014.[14]

Special elements to applications[edit]

Other[edit]

  • 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. [17]
  • 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.
  • In the Super Smash Bros. for 3DS Bio for Luigi, it mentions how the attention from the Year of Luigi has made him even more shy and awkward.

Gallery[edit]

For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Year of Luigi.

Media[edit]

Audio.png The Year of Luigi - Promotional recording of Luigi, released by Nintendo of America.
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Name in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ルイージの年
Ruīji no Toshi
Spanish Año de Luigi
French Année de Luigi
Dutch Jaar van Luigi
German Jahr des Luigi
Italian Anno di Luigi
Portuguese Ano de Luigi
Russian Год Луиджи
God Luidzhi
Korean 루이지 년도
Luiji Nyeondo
Chinese 路易吉年
Lùyìjí Nián

Trivia[edit]

  • The logo is similar to that of the logo used for the 25th anniversary of Super Mario Bros.

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nintendo Direct 2.14.2013 YouTube. (Retrieved February 20, 2014)
  2. ^ Nintendo Direct 12.18.2013 YouTube. (Retrieved February 6, 2014)
  3. ^ Miyamoto's Miiverse post announcing the end of the Year of Luigi (Retrieved February 20, 2014)
  4. ^ http://alwaysnintendo.com/miyamoto-year-luigi-will-end-march-18th-2014/
  5. ^ http://www.nintendo.co.jp/3ds/hardware/pack/aymj/index.html
  6. ^ http://www.nintendo.com/whatsnew/detail/Y7YJaDR7E02V1E7LRgy1E574BZwchQ7t
  7. ^ http://www.nintendolife.com/news/2013/11/go_green_with_the_luigi_special_edition_3ds_xl_available_in_the_uk_today
  8. ^ http://www.nintendo.co.jp/luigi/sound/
  9. ^ http://www.nintendo.co.jp/luigi/goods/
  10. ^ http://club2.nintendo.com/new-super-luigi-u-promo/
  11. ^ http://mynintendonews.com/2013/10/18/special-year-of-luigi-coin-on-european-club-nintendo/
  12. ^ This Year of Luigi Diorama Brings a Dark Moon to Club Nintendo
  13. ^ [1]
  14. ^ [2]
  15. ^ http://www.nintendo.co.jp/luigi/gallery/first.html#Navi
  16. ^ http://www.nintendo.co.jp/luigi/album/album1.html
  17. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wplnqlqUD4