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New Super Luigi U Video Shows Off Luigi And Mario Differences

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New Super Luigi U will feature 82 new levels that have been optimized specifically for Luigiā€™s style of play. Each stage starts at 100 seconds and begins counting down, challenging you to complete it before the time runs out.

 

Nintendo have shared new footage of the game in Japan, which you can watch above. It shows off the differences in play-style between Mario and Luigi, including their jump height and break. Note that Mario himself is not present in New Super Luigi U at all. You’ll get to play as Luigi, Nabbit and two Toads. Watch the new footage above.

 

As previously detailed, New Super Luigi U will be available both as DLC for New Super Mario Bros. U or as a standalone game at retail. The download version will be released on June 20th in both North America and Europe.

 

Meanwhile, the packaged version will be released on August 25th in North America and July 27th in Europe. Unlike the download version, the packaged version will not require you to own a copy of New Super Mario Bros. U to play.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.