Luigi has always somewhat slipped into the shadows as his brother Mario took the limelight. Don’t get me wrong, there have been many Luigi titles as well, the latest of which will be the upcoming 3DS title, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon.
To celebrate the game and Luigi in general, this year has been announced by Nintendo as the Year of Luigi. Three new communities have popped up on the Miiverse, dedicated to all things Luigi.
Long time Nintendo developers and industry veterans, Shigeru Miyamoto, Takashi Tezuka and Yoshihito Ikebata, all left messaged on the new communities, encouraging fans to just come out and share posts about Luigi:
Shigeru Miyamoto – It’s been a whole 30 years since Luigi’s debut in Mario Bros.! Thanks to Luigi’s fans within Nintendo and all over the world, we have created many games starring Luigi. I hereby declare 2013 to be the Year of Luigi!
Takashi Tezuka – We have prepared a place where everyone can talk about Luigi. Are you a fan of Luigi? Is there something you especially love about him? Post it all here! Let’s see if we can reach a million visitor! (sic)
Yoshihito Ikebata – I’m Ikebata of Nintendo, supervisor of Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon / Luigi’s Mansion 2. We have created a community for the new Luigi’s Mansion title, which kicks off the Year of Luigi. Please feel free to post about the game in this community!
The replies have been positive with a lot of people sharing how they are going to celebrate the year of Luigi, one person, for example, saying that he intends to beat Super Mario 3D Land playing Luigi.