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Nintendo adding fresh Luigi adventure to New Super Mario Bros. U

In China, it’s the year of the snake. Everywhere else, it’s the year of Luigi, according to Nintendo.

To celebrate Mario’s frightened little brother, Nintendo will release “large-scale” downloadable content for the Wii U launch game New Super Mario Bros. U that turns the game into New Super Luigi U. This expansion will transform the game’s 80-plus levels into an entirely new adventure for Luigi.

Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, during a streaming-video presentation, said the scale of the development is equivalent to that of a full game release.

“It will take some time,” said Iwata. “This is coming to the Wii U eShop in this year of Luigi.”

It’s about time that Luigi got some respect. He’s taller, skinnier, and — in my opinion — much more handsome.

Click here for our full coverage of today’s Nintendo Direct.


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