“Year of Luigi”, Nintendo Sidetracking
Mario is the character we all know and love, why is the focus going to Luigi? When I first heard this change it seemed a little strange. Along with this the Wii U is struggling with sales. Why would Nintendo focus on Mario’s brother instead of Mario himself? This seems like an odd solution to Nintendo’s problems.
For the “Year of Luigi” Nintendo plans on launching several Luigi-centered games this year. Let’s first take a look at some of the games. The first game is “Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Room”. This will be launching for the 3DS on March 24, 2013 and is more or less a sequel to the original Luigi’s Mansion on the GameCube.
The next game for the Year of Luigi is “Mario & Luigi: Dream Team”. This is another 3DS game which looks to be some sort of role-playing game with lots of references to older Nintendo games.
A release date isn’t known as of this time, but there is one more thing; this game does look to focus on Mario just and much as it focuses on Luigi. I’m not exactly sure as to why this is included as a “Year of Luigi” game where Mario is one of the main playable characters.
One of the other Year of Luigi “games” is “New Super Luigi U”. I put “games” in quotes because this is not in-fact a game but it’s DLC for New Super Mario Bros. U. I guess it’s cool that Nintendo is offering more DLC with the game that focuses on a different kind of playstyle with Luigi as the main character.
As you can see there is a couple of games that are going to be focused on Luigi. It seems strange that Nintendo wouldn’t stick with their classic Mario for new titles, but those titles can still be on the horizon. This seems merely like a side-track for Nintendo as they try to push new games and focus on different characters. It’s always good to play something new, but I think most Nintendo fans would rather have Mario than Luigi.