Miyamoto puts an official end to the Year of Luigi

The world will be less green when we wake up on March 19.

All good things must come to an end. The Year of Luigi will officially end on March 18, gaming legend Shigeru Miyamoto has announced.

"Almost a year has passed since I announced the Year of Luigi, marking the 30th anniversary of Luigi’s debut," said Miyamoto on Nintendo's Miiverse. "Thanks to everyone's kind support, we were able to release many Luigi games over the course of the year. I hope everyone continues to cheer for the green brother!"

What happens on March 19? "From this date on," Miyamoto explains, "the Year of Luigi Community and its Developers' Room will sadly no longer accept new posts or comments."

"As a means of bringing closure to the Year of Luigi, I would like to ask you to leave a comment for Luigi in this post," Miyamoto concluded. You know what to do.

During the Year of Luigi, Nintendo released a slew of Luigi-themed titles. First came the New Super Luigi U DLC, which was followed by Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, and Dr. Luigi.

The Year of Luigi started on February 14 last year, meaning the Year of Luigi will have officially lasted 392 days--a solid 32 days more than a year in the Gregorian calendar.

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Discussion

147 comments
TJDMHEM
TJDMHEM

I would like to see a year of peach.

Ultramarinus
Ultramarinus

Uh, yeah.. Clearly there weren't enough Mario games out there so you needed to explicitly dedicate whole years. Give the poor guys and us a rest?

xGr4ffitix
xGr4ffitix

I didn't really even notice a year of Luigi. I saw Luigi's Mansion and that Luigi's Dream Team or whatever it's called, but other than that, Luigi's always been on the side. Where was Paper Luigi, or a game like Mario Sunshine/Galaxy for Luigi? I think they should stop this 'year of' stuff, and focus on their characters as an entirety. New Punch Out. New Star Fox. New Golden Sun. They have tons and tons of characters and possibilities, but only Mario to show for it, and the occasional Zelda remake to shut the fanboys up. I DO however respect what you guys are doing with the "Zelda Dynasty Warriors" thing. Taking your character and putting him in a new setting. Some games will fail. Some games will work, but you're trying, and that's what counts. Instead of making risky hardware that you probably can't sell, sell some 'risky' software. It was always fun not knowing what you were going to play whenever you got a game back in the day. I miss that feeling.

DiamondDM13
DiamondDM13

How about the year where you decide to put Mario, Zelda and all those other milked IP's on the side for a year, and release new IP's only. That would be great...

GH05T-666
GH05T-666

I loved the Year of Luigi, I hope Nintendo do more 'Years of' there characters.

I'd like to see a Year of Yoshi.

nini200
nini200

I wish the Year of the SNES & FX Microchip would happen after Luigi's time is up.  Uniracers, Stunt Race FX, Vortex, Star Fox and FZero need new games.

WoodenStick
WoodenStick

You will also get the Super Luigi Bros this year, kids love Dream Team Bros it sells like crazy just like Bowsers Inside Story.

DinoBuster
DinoBuster

I like Luigi fine and all...but when I read this the only thing I could think of was George Carlin's tirade about Mickey Mouse.

chadwick1343
chadwick1343

Luigi's Mansion and Dream Team were good.


The should have been more. It would have been awesome to see a Super Luigi 3D Land or World.

ANUBISZER0
ANUBISZER0

The year of Luigi can't end without everyone checking out Luigi's Ballad on YouTube.

VenkmanPHD
VenkmanPHD

Pretty piss-poor "Year of Luigi"

Luigi DLC, was a good start, the ALREADY planned release of Luigi's Mansion 2 was cool.

Dream team was a poor inclusion.

And Dr. Luigi was just straight up lazy.

Thanks again Nintendo, you never fail to disappoint.

CaveManCobb
CaveManCobb

Nintendo needs to focus. Stop with these gimmicks and focus on getting games on your system. 

superbuuman
superbuuman

good riddance..no more year of the "bla bla bla". Concentrate on getting more games out for Wii U *faster*. :P

HonorOfGod
HonorOfGod

I cant stand looking at Iwata anymore what a SOB.

Mr_Big_Boss
Mr_Big_Boss

We need the Year of the Wii brand death. Nintendo, just leave this Wii nonsense behind and focus on making good games again.

bunchanumbers
bunchanumbers

Next year make it Year of the Toad! We need more Toad themed games. Start by including Toad as a fighter in SSB! 

AyatollaofRnR
AyatollaofRnR

What about a 'year of some decent games' so you can sell that box called the WiiU to some more people.

Defender1978
Defender1978

I really enjoyed Luigi's Mansion and Dr. Luigi.  Now that I am finished reading all the Nintendo hate mail, I am going to go play Wii U with my family.

chuckles471
chuckles471

The year of Luigi.

*An excuse to release another 2d Mario*

catsimboy
catsimboy

The Year of Luigi ends and the Year of Apologizing for lowered profit forecasts begins. 

playstationzone
playstationzone

Luigi  be locket away or  president of Nintendo saying to him your fired anyways Nintendo fans want another Luigi mansion on will u but I guess fans want get what they want.

Wahab_MinSeo
Wahab_MinSeo

Where is  Luigi's Mansion on Wii U am waiting for about 10 years ago and it's counting!

amk11
amk11

@DiamondDM13  Same can be said for Activision and EA, but that's not going to happen any time soon

amk11
amk11

@CaveManCobb  What gimmicks? seriously... I have no idea what you are talking about now... 

amk11
amk11

@Mr_Big_Boss  And what are the suppose to put games on... thin air? Seriously, Wii is a solid brand

chev7781
chev7781

@AyatollaofRnR What about the year of you getting out and having a sex life instead of trolling the Wii U because you're crying for the great games on the platform? 

eva02langley
eva02langley

@AyatollaofRnR LOL... Fire Emblem Awakening and Zelda A Link Between Two World alone are better than everything released last year... good try...

catsimboy
catsimboy

@Defender1978 That's very nice, now if your family could just buy a few million extra Wii U systems maybe Nintendo can be in the black again.

chev7781
chev7781

@catsimboy And you're ignoring the fact that the console is in the lead because?

The_Gump
The_Gump

@playstationzone Do you realize that EVERY post you've ever made on this site makes absolutely no sense?  At this point, I don't even care if English isn't your first language.  Just stop trying.  Your derp has radiation.

superbuuman
superbuuman

@Wahab_MinSeo won't see it..3DS primary console..Wii U secondary. :P Can't blame them..one is making them money the other not so much.

WoodenStick
WoodenStick

@ExplicitMike @WoodenStick i left but the stick is spiritually still here to post on a few articles, but you can return to the other articles with insults , trolling and so on about non-Nintendo related stuff. bye.

adrdeju
adrdeju

Ha ha, I couldn't have said it better my self.