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  • Blog Post: Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Release Date Announced

    Nintendo announced the release date for the fifth title in the Mario & Luigi series at today’s Nintendo Direct. New details on usable Amiibo were also revealed. Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam is scheduled to release on January 22 next year for the 3DS. In addition to the release date, Nintendo... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: What's Your Favorite Mario Game?

    We recently offered up our ranking of our favorite core Super Mario games . What's your favorite? Unlike our own list, which stuck to the core Super Mario platformers, we're opening this list up to all things Mario. If Mario Party is your favorite Mario game, leave it as a comment. If Super Mario... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Offers Its Own Custom Academy Awards Ahead Of Tomorrow's Oscars

    We'll have to wait until tomorrow to learn what the Academy thinks are the best films and performances of last year, but Nintendo has shared some of it own bizarre awards today. Unfortunately, The Lego Movie was still snubbed. Here's the list of Nintendo's awards below. Curiously absent ... More
  • Blog Post: Fan Creates Functional Custom Paper Mario Amiibos

    DeviantArt user NBros has created a pair of Paper Mario-inspired custom Amiibos that we're hoping Nintendo decides to make its own official versions of someday. It's a very simple, but also very effective design, which unsurprisingly is a good way to describe the Paper Mario video games'... More
  • Blog Post: Mario Teaches Capitalism In Super Mario Bros. 2 Video

    Technically it's actually YouTube channel Wisecrack , but it uses Super Mario Bros. 2 as a groundwork for delivering an overview of capitalism. You can check out the video below from creators Matt Reichle and Jared Bauer, and their narrator Nathan Lowe. The video discusses the assorted theories of... More
  • Blog Post: Platinum Games Shares Its Bayonetta Nintendo Costumes Concept Art

    Platinum Games has released a collection of concept art images detailing the process of creating Bayonetta's assorted Nintendo costumes. You can check out the gallery of images below or on Platinum Games' blog here . The designs were handled by Yong-Hee Cho who writes, "It all started one... More
  • Blog Post: Gaze Into The Orange-Hued Face Of Fear With Your Own Luigi Death Stare Pumpkin

    The look Luigi gives his opponents as he overtakes them in Mario Kart 8 can now strike terror into your whole block. It's about time Luigi makes the transition from scaredy cat to harbinger of horror. Halloween-themed site halloweencostumes.com recently updated an ongoing list of printable pumpkin... More
  • Blog Post: Charles Martinet’s Mario-Themed Instagram Videos Are Adorable

    If you don’t know Charles Martinet’s name, then you probably at least know his voice. He’s the man behind the mustaches of Mario, Luigi, Wario, and others. What you may also not know is that he has an Instagram account filled with Nintendo-themed goofs and gags. Martinet is currently... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Embraces The Luigi Death Stare In New Mario Kart 8 Ad

    The infamous Luigi death stare has moved beyond meme status and into the world of advertising. A new Japanese advertisement for Mario Kart 8 showcases Mario and pals in a race, focusing in on the racers in slow-motion, finishing out with a shot of Luigi as he drives by looking over his shoulder in disgust... More
  • Blog Post: Luigi Stares Into Your Soul If You Cross Him In Mario Kart 8

    Everyone’s excited for the recently released Mario Kart 8, including us , but there’s one racer who’s deadly serious about competing. Though the latest iteration in the beloved racing series launched just launched Friday, Death Stare Luigi has already made himself known on the raceway... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo To Put Characters To Work In New Licensing Deals

    Mario, Luigi, Link, and the gang already hold down Nintendo's video games, but now the company plans to put them to work with host of new licensing deals. Nintendo head Satoru Iwata said in a recent call to investors, "We are not at a stage where we can share the specifics with you today, but... More
  • Blog Post: Reader Discussion: Do You Dream About Video Games?

    We have a poll running on our front page asking about dreams and video games, but this reader discussion will allow us to go into a little more detail. When it comes to entertainment media, I personally dream about video games far more than I ever do about movies or television shows I’ve recently... More
  • Blog Post: Shigeru Miyamoto Declares Four More Weeks Of Luigi

    Nintendo's marketing push for the Year of Luigi officially comes to a close on March 18. The year was meant to commemorate 30 years of the character and hosted the release of an impressive collection of Luigi-themed games including Dr. Luigi (above), Luigi's Mansion 2, and a Mario & Luigi... More
  • Blog Post: Artist Gives Mario Characters A Sonic Boom Redesign

    Earlier this week, Sega unveiled the next entry in the Sonic franchise, Sonic Boom . It offers one of the most substantial redesigns the blue blur has ever experienced, and an artist decided to see how Mario and friends would look with a similar redesign. The piece comes from artist Andrew Dickman who... More
  • Blog Post: The Year Of Luigi Will Continue Into Early 2014

    Luigi's had a big year, and while the green-clad plumber certainly rose to the challenge, he's probably looking forward to a break after the new year. Unfortunately, he won't be able to trade overalls for sweatpants quite so soon. Speaking with Siliconera , Nintendo of America president Reggie... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo Imagines Luigi As A Mysterious Parkour Superstar

    Nintendo continues its Year of Luigi celebration with a fake parkour documentary covering the jumping antics of the other plumber. It's a little strange, a little funny, a little cheesy, and it never reminds you that New Super Luigi U is getting its retail retail tomorrow. You can check out the video... More
  • Blog Post: Luigi Paints Chicago Green

    Luigi took over Nintendo of America's Twitter account today and posted pictures of himself all over the Windy City. Even if Chicago residents didn't get to see the green-clad Mario brother in person, his custom-wrapped el train (or "L train," if you prefer) will be around for a bit... More
  • Blog Post: Super Mario Crossover 3.0 Available To Play Now

    The latest iteration of Super Mario Bros. Crossover , the fan-created game that places different iconic video game characters into the world of Super Mario Bros., is available to play now. Mario, Luigi, Link, Samus, Simon Belmont, Mega Man, Bass, Bill Rizer from Contra, Ryu Hayabusa from Ninja Gaiden... More
  • Blog Post: The Next Smash Bros. Will Have A Trailer During Nintendo's E3 Direct Presentation

    We've known that the next Super Smash Bros. would at least be discussed next week at E3 , but a recent Tweet from series director Masahiro Sakurai confirms that we will see video of the game during Nintendo's E3 Direct presentation. You can check out the Tweet from Sakurai below, which roughly... More
  • Blog Post: Nintendo's Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon TV Spotlight

    Nintendo's commercial for the upcoming 3DS title Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon is live. Are you brave enough to watch it? When we were kids, we used it lay in our beds terrified of ghosts. If only we'd known that our mom's dust buster was a ghost worst enemy. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark... More
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