Nintendo Hails 2013 as the Year of Luigi with new site


Luigi has always played second fiddle to his shorter brother Mario and for the most part, he's been cool with it and we've not minded either, along with Nintendo. This year though, we've seen a lot of Luigi-centric games becoming available, leading the Japanese game maker to hail this year, the year of Luigi.

Launching a new website, to help push these games and show how the little green fella' has evolved over the past thirty years. It all started way back when with the little guy's Mario Bros arcade title from 1983. Since then he's had a few more obvious outings, but in 90% of games, he's been in the background. Not this year.

In 2013, there's Luigi's Mansion 2, the sequel to the ghost hunting original on the Gamecube, Mario and Luigi RPG 4 and the new DLC pack for Super Mario Bros U, Super Luigi U.

Clicking the logo on the new Nintendo site, sees Luigi take a traditional jump like his brother did throughout his early games and along the bottom, you can see various versions of the side-kick hero appearing from within a handful of sewer pipes.

And there's fan art from the Miiverse too.

Of course one of the most common outings for Luigi is the Mario Kart series. Anyone use him as their main character on there? I was always Wario or Bowser.