Dr. Luigi ensures the Year of Luigi rolls to 2014

Coming to the Wii U eShop in January.

Nintendo wasn't joking that the Year of Luigi would continue into 2014: Dr. Luigi will be released on the Wii U eShop on January 15.

Dr. Luigi, a block-busting puzzle game, will feature four game modes: Retro Remedy, Operation L, Online Battle, and Germ Buster. The latter mode uses simple capsules and touch controls, presumably with the Wii U GamePad, while Operation L features button control and new L-shaped capsules new to this game.

Retro Remedy, on the other hand, pairs the series' traditional basic capsules with button controls.

Pricing details for Dr. Luigi were not mentioned by Nintendo during the announcement.

Dr. Luigi is a new spin on the long-running Dr. Mario series, which was originally released on the NES in 1990. The series saw later instalments on the Nintendo 64 and DSiWare.

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Deadlysyns87
Deadlysyns87

Yarn Yoshi is going to over shadow Dr Luigi sorry 

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

Didn't play much Dr. Mario back in the day, but I've always loved puzzle games so I'll definitely be checking this out.

Lamesy
Lamesy

"Year of Penny, suck it!"
"Penny, the year just ended."
"Fiscal year of Penny, suck it!"

Aphyosemion
Aphyosemion

I can't wait until this comes to the PS4. 

Just kidding.  You already had your finger over the nasty reply button, didn't you?

soilworker651
soilworker651

I fell asleep during the Nintendo Direct, farted myself awake, then slapped myself back to sleep and that's the most "fun" I've had courtesy of Nintendo since this piece of shit was released over a year ago.

nsa_protocol44
nsa_protocol44

Wii U is picking it up slowly, iam happy for the userbase


Butt_Chunx
Butt_Chunx

Nintendope is going to just keep milking the Mario franchise instead of releasing something completely new and ORIGINAL.

SurlyPotato
SurlyPotato

Looks awesome and not only that Nintendo has DLC for Yoshi Island and Sonic Lost World for free!,  So Glad I skipped the X1 and PS4.

Horndawgie
Horndawgie

Still more interesting than Knack and Octodad. Those games are garbage.


I have already turned off a few people in stores looking at PS4s. I plan to tell people the kind of idiots they will be dealing with online every chance I get. So far I have turned away 3 people interested in a PS4. Converting one idiot at a time into someone who can think rationally and independently.


Some really needs to herd all you Sony sheep and drive it to the nearest cliff. Baaaaaaaaaaaaa baaaaaaaaaa baaaaaaaaa bye!!!!!!

awhite33
awhite33

Nintendo needs to make new IP's.

blackace
blackace

Meh.. don't care about this game.

Gallanteer
Gallanteer

Welcome to the final death throws of Nintendo as a console company.

da_chub
da_chub

2nd fav puzzle game next to tetris. Can't wait off this one.

JohnMafia
JohnMafia

More games about the Mario or Zelda characters! Eat it up while bitching about lack of originality everywhere!

anhonestfanboy
anhonestfanboy

The Order 1886 alone will destroy every single Wii U game.

endorbr
endorbr

Nintendo: the masters of suckering people into buying basically the same game over and over and over for 30 years.

kbaily
kbaily

I played the hell out of Dr. Mario on the NES and played a lot of the Dr. Mario update on the Wiiware channel so I hope this has the same addictive gameplay.

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@Deadlysyns87 

I'm sure Yarn Yoshi will be a full retail title while this is going to be an eShop title.

Simsyas
Simsyas

@Aphyosemion Why is the reply button nasty? As far as I know, it doesn't write GameSpot articles.

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

@soilworker651 get real ,   last I checked the xbox one is the real pos, discs ejecting them selfs or the drive not working ya have fun , with that then  , and the ps4 doesn't fare to well either ,lmao ,       and im glad your happy waiting an extra year for something good to play that isn't available on xbox360 or wii u or ps3 lmao

tinyname
tinyname

@SurlyPotato Well, the games are crappy to begin with.  Free DLC is the least they could do.

tinyname
tinyname

@eloquentspock Knowing Nintendo and how they recycle their mascots it'll be the next 15 years of luigi.

MarcJL31
MarcJL31

@Horndawgie  " I plan to tell people the kind of idiots they will be dealing with online every chance I get"


Please tell me you realize the irony in this statement given the post you just made.

tinyname
tinyname

@Horndawgie

"I have already turned off a few people in stores looking at PS4s"


I'll bet you turn off all the ladies too.


Gallanteer
Gallanteer

Probably just went and bought them from another shop away from your hard non-sell.

soilworker651
soilworker651

@awhite33 As far as Nintendo is concerned, just making their mascot characters more and more kid friendly is considered "innovative," plus Metroid is dead, so Nintendo doesn't have anything left for those fans.


That won't stop Nintendo from announcing a "new" game (gimmick) where baby Mario shits himself and you have to use the touchscreen to simulate wiping his ass!

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

@abHS4L88 Woah, big talk from the big boy.

But seriously Nintendo doesn't let anything go. The year of Luigi was a good line and they aren't going to waste that, they will drag it out for as long as they need to.

Hell they have been dragging out every IP they own for decades now. This will be a piece of cake.

Gallanteer
Gallanteer

Not at all. Wii was innovative and fun, the DS line was and still is fun. The WiiU doesn't know if its a console or a handheld, the xb1 doesn't know if it's a console or a media centre. The ps4 is what it states, a games console.

However the WiiU will die slowly because of lack or new IP and 3rd party support as the little kids grow up and want want more substance and street cred.

Gallanteer
Gallanteer

Nope. I'm an adult not a little kiddie that these games appeal to. My comment is based on zero new IP or 3rd party support for a device classed as next gen that's had a year head start on Sony and Microsoft. Kids may want a Wii U but adults control the purse strings and kids grow up fast.

Deadlysyns87
Deadlysyns87

@JoSilver @Deadlysyns87 @endorbr No it doesn't say what type of DR he is just because hes dressed as an MD doesn't mean he has one :P he could have an degree that makes you a Dr. and he is not actually working on anyone he is just working with Germs therefore he could only have his PhD