During yesterday’s Nintendo Direct presentation company president Satoru Iwata wore Luigi’s green cap and informed us that 2013 would be the “Year of Luigi”. In March Mario’s twin will appear front and centre in Luigi’s Mansion 2 for 3DS – his first lead role in twelve years!
Nintendo also announced that Wii U launch title New Super Mario Bros. U will receive Luigi-focused levels this year via a DLC level pack. The DLC will offer alternative versions of the game’s 80+ stages and provide a “whole new level of gameplay challenge”. Players can change between the New Super Luigi U and New Super Mario Bros. U stages at any time, essentially doubling the number of available levels in the game.
Here are the first few screenshots for the upcoming DLC: