Shigeru Miyamoto announced on the Miiverse that the Year of Luigi is coming to an end on March 18th. The Year of Luigi was announced by Miyamoto as a way to celebrate the character’s 30th anniversary of his successful debut. Several games were released to celebrate this event:
- Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon
- New Super Luigi U
- Mario & Luigi: Dream Team
- Luigi Bros (in Super Mario 3D World)
- Super Luigi Bros (in NES Remix 2)
Nintendo released a Luigi-themed 3DS XL. They have a commemorative pin. They even released a YouTube video on him and his parkour obsession. Shigeru Miyamoto encouraged people to reply to his post on the Miiverse to share their thoughts on Luigi. As Miyamoto is the creator of this successful character, it is a fitting way to celebrate Luigi.