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 14, 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. The celebration was preceded by the Super Mario Bros. 25th Anniversary celebration in 2010 and succeeded by the Super Mario Bros. 30th Anniversary in 2015.
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