In their 2D and 3D platforming adventures, Mario and Luigi have personalities as thin as paper. Thank goodness for their RPG games, in which Nintendo’s iconic brothers get deeper stories to be heroes of, and personalities that shine. The box art of Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam continues a trend in showing that blessing.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
Man. It's hard to watch this trailer and not want to get my hands on Mario & Luigi: Dream Team right now.
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.
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.
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.
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.