Nintendo’s president Satoru Iwata has named 2013 ‘The Year of Luigi’.Luigi

The company president made the statement in this month’s Nintendo Direct video.

As well as featuring in new Mario Golf, and Mario & Luigi games, Luigi will play the staring role in Luigi’s Mansion 2 on Nintendo 3DS, which will launch in Europe next month and is of course a sequel to the GameCube original. Iwata also announced ‘New Super Luigi U’, add-on DLC for New Super Mario Bros U, in which Luigi is playable in re-worked levels from the original game. The New Super Luigi DLC is set to be released this summer on the Wii U eShop, but no price has been announced yet.

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