New Super Luigi U coming to retail in August

Nintendo reveals standalone version of Luigi-themed New Super Mario Bros. U DLC coming to stores this summer for $30; content alone will be available June 20 for $20.

A packaged standalone version of the Super Luigi U downloadable content for New Super Mario Bros. U will launch in North America at retail on August 25, Nintendo announced today.

Gamers will not need New Super Mario Bros. U to play New Super Luigi U, which will cost $30.

Those who own a copy of New Super Mario Bros. U already can pick up the Super Luigi U DLC when it launches through the Wii U eShop on June 20 for $20.

The news came during the latest Nintendo Direct today, where Nintendo president Satoru Iwata showed a new gameplay trailer for the content. He also revealed that Nabbit, a creature from New Super Mario Bros. U, will be a playable character in the content.

Nintendo announced the Luigi-themed DLC in February, calling it "large-scale" and "similar to the development of full software." It features updated versions of the first game's 82 courses with Luigi leading the way, instead of Mario.

The news comes a day after Nintendo revealed that New Super Mario Bros. U, a Wii U launch title, has now sold 770,000 units in the United States alone. It is a sequel to the original Wii's New Super Mario Bros. Wii, which has sold close to 28 million units life-to-date.

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321 comments
Nintyfan95
Nintyfan95

How pathetic on Nintendo's part. 

Shishio817
Shishio817

While I do not own a WiiU and do not plan on purchasing one, as a Luigi partisan I give this game a huge thumbs up! It's about damn time! All he ever got was Luigi's Mansion 1 and 2, and Mario Is Missing!

adkcrazox
adkcrazox

Can't want to get the case :)

saosebastiao
saosebastiao

They should change the title to: "New Super Green Mario U"

Hillsy_
Hillsy_

Seems to be a tie-in just to keep Nintendo players happy until they can release 3D Mario, Mario Kart etc...  Just like Wind Waker HD is for the new Zelda game.

AlkaPorty
AlkaPorty

Nintendo should make new franchises that use the features of their consoles. Like SuckerPunch, Insomniac and NaughtyDog did; re-inviting themselves instead of relying on 2 or 3 games to sell their consoles. If they keep that way, they will surely die soon enough.

Jerell_rast
Jerell_rast moderator

I love how, they are milking a milked franchise >_>.

wyan_
wyan_

I'll wait for the repackaged  Princess Peach edition.

uglypinkmoose
uglypinkmoose

Wonder what this will bring to the table.... hope there's actually a difference and it's not just Luigi as the main dude instead of Mario 

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

so let me get this streight you people are ok with  a call of duty every year a madden every year  , a new killzone every year a new halo every year a new forza every year and a new gears every year ,  but when its mario its milked right? get real  besides this is a big dlc package,      not a entirely new game,   wasnt meant to be , its offered as retail for those who dont wanna waste hard drive space or for those who dont own the original ,    whats call of duty get for dlc for fifteen bucks? 5 maps ,   probably already in the game to ,          

undeadgoon
undeadgoon

lmao... they still trying to milk it....

Hey_Jay
Hey_Jay

Well, I'll admit it. For a moment, there, a gear in my brain turned just enough in consideration of buying a Wii U and New Super Mario Bros. U just to get this.

Sorry, Nintendo. I made it that far, at least.

Kraken422
Kraken422

$20 seems steep for those who already own the game. Updated courses and Luigi leading the way but no new content really doesn't sound worth it. That said, as a Luigi fan who doesn't own Super Mario Bros U (or a Wii U for that matter) I'd buy it (if I had a Wii U).

Sardinar
Sardinar

Damn, more recycled old-school mechanics is all that Nintendo can offer as of now. I am sorry Nintendo but this is garbage.

Junior_AIN
Junior_AIN

I actually thought it was a joke.

craigprime
craigprime

Some people seem to unaware that this is practically a whole game. Well, technically, it is, seeing as you can buy it packaged.

Anyway, I do not own Super Mario U, nor do I have any plans of getting it. Honestly, I don't give a crap about Mario. Not in Smash Bros, not in Mario Kart, and not in any other Mario game. But I like Luigi. Everyone should like Luigi.

Now, I can get the whole Super Mario game, for half the cost. And honestly, the best part is: It doesn't have Mario. Surely, I'm not the only one with this opinion.

superbuuman
superbuuman

Another lazy attempt & a quick cash grab imo...Nabbit invincible character is just a joke. There's making a game accessible..but invincible character?..might as well not play the game.

track55
track55

Holy crap the number of haters...
And reading their comments, you can see half of them didn't even watch all of it...

blackrunie
blackrunie

this is the cheapest idea for dlc ever, just make new levels and throw in a character 95% similar to the one you already have, only adding that you float after jumping, a feature which they've already had before, so it's not new.

hadlee73
hadlee73

The cover makes me thirsty for a lime milkshake.

bksonic123
bksonic123

Don't worry, Luigi. You'll always be first in my books.

octabrain111
octabrain111

I'm sure you can already play as luigi on other super mario bros....

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

Yes, this is exactly what the Wii U needs to be a system seller - a REHASH OF A REHASH.

SolidTy
SolidTy

Nintendo, if you really want me and millions of other like minded gamers to take DLC serious, change your Nintendo Network ID policies and start shipping Wii U's with a bigger HDD. I have two of these Wii U's, and for now I'm sticking to retail only games.

JustArtificial
JustArtificial

Another game Luigi can win at, by doing nothing.

wyan_
wyan_

@Jerell_rast yeah if they're going to milk it, they could at least add some banana or strawberry flavoring to the milk, right?

Ultra_Taco
Ultra_Taco

@mariokart64fan People are complaining like this because this has been happening for 20+ years. 

Also, Killzone  and Gears of War have not had a new game every year, and Halo has only been doing that for 4 years.

Edit: Oh, and Forza has not had a new game every year either.

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@Kraken422 

How is that steep? This DLC basically doubles the single player content of the game since every stage is pretty much a new stage. Most DLC only adds in like 15-25% more content and usually costs $10-$15.

DoctorsTardis
DoctorsTardis

@Sardinar If nintendo radically changed the mechanics of mario, I'd sharpen my pitchfork. 

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@Sardinar 

Is it really too much to ask of people to read and use their brains? This is DLC for New Super Mario Bros. U so obviously the mechanics will be the same, but since the DLC is huge, Nintendo is offering it as a standalone retail package for those who don't own the original, or just want the snazzy green case. 

Kraken422
Kraken422

@craigprime  You are not alone. I've loved Luigi since I played him in 2-player Super Mario World. Every time I completed a castle and saved a Yoshi it would thank Mario >:( My name's Luigi, damn it!

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@craigprime 

Get MarioKart though, I need to destroy you in that game, unless the rumors are true and Sumo Digital is working on a cross over racing title with Nintendo :D

superbuuman
superbuuman

@craigprime I like Luigi - in a different type of game like Luigi Mansion ..this just feels lazy. :P

Superzone
Superzone

@track55 I have seen more blind hatred, hypocrisy, and ignorance on this site in the last week than ever before in my 9 years as a member here.  Highly considering not visiting Gamespot anymore, it's just become a breeding ground for trolls.

Superzone
Superzone

@Thanatos2k It's DLC, and it's at a fair price.  Nice try.

superbuuman
superbuuman

@SolidTy same ain't touching any of their digital games till their policy is changed.

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@DantheMan9856 

So when other companies do DLC, we love them for it (even if it's not worth the money), when Nintendo does it "they're out of ideas" even if it's worth the money they're charging for it, nice bias you got there.

Sardinar
Sardinar

@abHS4L88 and that makes it a good thing? that somehow changes the fact that Nintendo has stagnated with game, console concept and design over the past decade? 

This is more recycled old-school content regardless of whether's DLC, Standalone - or both combined. 

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

@Superzone This was the only game they announced.  So the only first party game they have coming out is DLC of a tired, lazy. slapped together rehash title?  I repeat, clearly this is exactly what the Wii U needs to be a system seller.

Junior_AIN
Junior_AIN

@abHS4L88 @DantheMan9856 

Tell me how are companies loved for making DLC? DLC is probably the aspect that gets more attention from haters these days. Twisting reality a little eh fella. 

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@Sardinar @DoctorsTardis 

Yet every time they do, you idiots still go back to saying "Where are the new IPs, Nintendo's all about Mario and Zelda" which is true since there have been 3 new franchises Nintendo added to their catalog over the past year. 

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@Sardinar

That's your opinion. Sure the 2D Mario games haven't really changed up significantly (especially the "New" series) but NSMBU does do add in a lot of new content and features that previous 2D Mario games didn't have that really do freshen up the experience. And again, it's DLC, who would expect DLC for a game to do a major overhaul of the game's mechanics and design? 

Finally, the "New" series has been an extremely successful series so it shows Nintendo that there are tons of people who still love playing old-school style Mario games. You want something different but still Mario, play the 3D ones. 

unam10122
unam10122

@Sardinar @abHS4L88  then tell me want games do you play huh? i bet you none of your games are 100 percent new and original   

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@Junior_AIN

Okay I guess my choice of words was a bit of an overstatement but nonetheless, I see people getting excited over DLC from other games, especially if it's an additional story content or new characters. It gets a lot of hate still, but I do see it gradually getting more accepted (unfortunately). Plus I've NEVER seen anyone claim that any other company is "running out of ideas" when utilizing DLC which is why I called BS when Nintendo's being called out for it and unlike most developers, they actually give good value for the DLC they're putting out. 

DantheMan9856
DantheMan9856

@abHS4L88 @DantheMan9856 Yes.  This is a forum, a comment section.  If you want to open up an ethical writing with citations section, start a reputable blog, or write a book about it. We can say whatever dumbass thing we want based on our opinion pertaining to luigi and nintendo.  If you want logical discussions, post some reputable thoughts with data to back it up.  Otherwise we say whatever we want. The Wii U is dragging, the Wii started strong but we all know it wouldn't last concerning motion controls.  What was once a powerhouse in the market has become out of touch with the American consumer, while MS and Sony are pushing forward with next gen.  The Wii U is losing developer support much like the Dreamcast did in 2000, who only published 1st party 2k sports games and it failed.  Nintendo is publishing mario/luigi and zelda much the same way in order to gain what they lost.  Unless nintendo changes, they will end up like the Guitar Hero franchise. Yeah, I'm going to like my comment.

abHS4L88
abHS4L88

@DantheMan9856

Yeah and trolls have been littering this site lately, so what? All logic goes out the window because a group of ignorant people agree on something?