Nintendo's Secret Weapon

On the third floor of Nintendo’s U.S. headquarters, next to the conference rooms named after Mario and Donkey Kong, there’s a door that you can’t open. There’s no boss key or warp pipe here—unless you’re one of the handful of people with a high-security keycard, you’re not getting in. » 4/22/14 1:00pm 4/22/14 1:00pm

Dreaming Up A New Mario RPG

At one point, Mario & Luigi: Dream Team was going to have a volcano. It'd have been quite the spectacle: hundreds of little Luigis would gather together and morph into volcanic form, then erupt into a trickle of Luigis that would strike enemies. » 8/16/13 3:00pm 8/16/13 3:00pm

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team: The Kotaku Review

Poor Luigi. Mario’s lanky counterpart is most often defined not by his own merits, but by his proximity to his elder brother. Even in 2013, a year that Nintendo has branded “The Year of Luigi,” the green plumber is more punchline than protagonist, complete with Chaplinesque antics and a tendency to cower behind Mario… » 8/11/13 1:00pm 8/11/13 1:00pm

Don't Count On A New Super Mario RPG Any Time Soon

Today, Nintendo's iconic plumber stars in two big RPG series—Paper Mario and Mario & Luigi. But longtime fans will remember that Mario's first experiments with role-playing came through a wonderful collaboration with Squaresoft called Super Mario RPG. » 8/01/13 1:00pm 8/01/13 1:00pm

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Tries To Subtly Tell Us What To Do

Seen last night in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team (which is out August 11 for 3DS)—this toad trying to influence my thoughts. I know your tricks, Nintendo. They don't work on me. » 7/19/13 12:45pm 7/19/13 12:45pm

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Is So Big It Entered Alpha, Beta, AND Gamma

Most video games, during development, enter QA/fine-tuning phases called "alpha" and "beta." Not Mario & Luigi: Dream Team! Mario and Luigi's next RPG outing is so big it gets its own buzzword: Gamma. » 7/03/13 12:00pm 7/03/13 12:00pm

Don't Forget About Mario & Luigi: Dream Team

It's the year of Luigi, but apparently Nintendo doesn't want him headlining a major trade show, so instead we get a charming little video about the game that takes place partially in his mind. It's the Herman's Head of video games. Yeah, I just pulled that out. » 6/11/13 11:24am 6/11/13 11:24am

The Luigi Craze In Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Sure Is Ridiculous

It's the year of Luigi. What better way to celebrate than with an RPG adventure where you drop into Luigi's dreams? While that's a weirdly specific way to celebrate a character, it's exactly what you'll be doing in the upcoming Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. And when you're in Luigi's dreams, the Luigibilities are endless. » 4/18/13 10:00pm 4/18/13 10:00pm

Japan Is Getting a Special Luigi 3DS XL

To mark Luigi's anniversary, Nintendo is releasing a special Luigi emblazoned 3DS XL in Japan. The hardware comes bundled with a digital version of Mario & Luigi: Dream Team. » 4/17/13 10:10am 4/17/13 10:10am

Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Comes Out Aug. 11

Mario & Luigi Dream Team, for Nintendo 3DS, arrives Aug. 11. In the game, Mario travels between the real world and a dream world to, yet again, rescue a kidnapped Princess Peach. » 4/17/13 10:06am 4/17/13 10:06am