For Nintendo fans, today should be known as the “Cyber Monday of Luigi.” Starting today, a limited-edition, silver-colored Nintendo 3DS XL system featuring a fun image of Luigi running with his brother Mario is now available for purchase. The sleek system comes pre-installed with the Mario & Luigi: Dream Team game at a suggested retail price of $199.99.
Mario & Luigi: Dream Team is the well-received fourth game in the fan-favorite Mario & Luigi role-playing series. In the game, players journey into the imaginative dreams of Luigi to help save Pi’illo Island from a mysterious villain. Using the touch screen on the Nintendo 3DS system, players can manipulate a sleeping Luigi to make fantastical things happen in the dream world, such as altering the dream world environment and growing Luigi to gargantuan size.
The Dream Team bundle is just one of several new bundles recently announced from Nintendo. Other bundles include a Cobalt Blue Nintendo 3DS system that comes with the Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon game pre-installed at a suggested retail price of $169.99, as well as a gold-and-black Nintendo 3DS XL system that comes with a download code for a digital version of The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds for a suggested retail price of $219.99.
During a recent interview with the French Publication, GameKult, famous video game creator, Shigeru Miyamoto, most famous for the creation of Mario, revealed that it is highly unlikely that he will continue working directly on the next Mario games after “Super Mario 3D World.”
Over the past few years, Miyamoto has been taking a less hands-on role in the development of Mario installments. In the interview he stated,
“Creating a Mario of 3D World’s calibre demands enormous energy and there is little chance that I’d be able to take the time necessary to work on the next Mario.
Instead, I want to get involved more heavily in the development of new, smaller-scale projects, but that doesn’t necessarily mean just modest downloadable titles. It’s not impossible that I’ll present a new game as principal creator in the future, but even though I’m not directly in charge of a project, I’m always keeping an eye on what the teams are doing in terms of gameplay and I have confidence in them.
Don’t worry about Mario!”
“Super Mario 3D World” It is the sequel to Super Mario 3D Land for the Nintendo 3DS, and will be released in Japan on November 21, 2013, North America on November 22, 2013, Europe on November 29, 2013, and Australia on November 30, 2013.
Nintendo announced today the launch of the new Wii U Deluxe set that will include two of their biggest video game names: Mario and Luigi. Beginning November 1, the Wii U Deluxe model will come with both “New Super Mario Bros. U” and “New Super Luigi U” on one disc.
“Mario and Luigi are two of the biggest heroes in video games,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “This new Wii U configuration gives people instant access to not one, but two of the most well-received Wii U games. It’s another example of the tremendous value and variety that Nintendo is offering consumers this holiday season.”
“New Super Mario Bros. U” and “New Super Luigi U” offer players two separate platforming adventures – one starring Mario and one starring Luigi – each filled with dozens of creative levels. Both Mario and Luigi control differently, giving each game a distinct feel and challenge. Both games showcase the refreshing originality and game play that can only be found on Nintendo systems.
The Mario and Luigi Wii U Deluxe Set will sell for $299.99. Also available currently is the beautiful, limited-edition Wii U Deluxe bundle that comes with a download code for The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD, a gorgeous GamePad controller adorned with art inspired by The Legend of Zelda series and a download code for a digital copy of Hyrule Historia is also still available at a suggested retail price of $299.99 while supplies last.
Shigeru Miuamoto has always been one of my favorite games designers and chances are you respect him as much as I do, unless you hate the Mario and Legend of Zelda franchises. If that is the case, YOU ARE OBVIOUSLY NOT SANE. Who doesn’t love at least one game from those franchises? Okay, that is a little harsh, though maybe you will change your mind with something new. The legendary game creator recently teased fans regarding a new franchise for 2014 (this could be his change to win you over!) However, he has yet to announce what this means and when we can expect answers.
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