Luigi Is Not Dead
"Luigi is okay," Nintendo assures.
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During the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate presentation today, Luigi was brutally struck down by Death. His soul left his body. Some took this to mean that Luigi had been officially killed off.
He was not. Nintendo has since confirmed that "Luigi is okay" in the wake of his most tragic and painful event. That's good news, because Mario's unlucky brother deserves a break.
Luigi is okay— Nintendo UK VS (@NintendoUKVS) August 8, 2018
Luigi died in the trailer as setup for the reveal of Castlevania characters Simon and Richeter Belmont. You can rewatch the trailer in the embed above. Other newly confirmed characters for Smash Bros. Ultimate include Chrom, Dark Samus, and King K. Rool.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate launches for Nintendo Switch on December 7. You can catch up on all the news in our roundup of every announcement from today's Direct.
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