If there's one question that's been in my head since Nintendo announced the New Super Luigi U DLC/expansion for New Super Mario Bros. U, it's: "What's the difference?" Sure, I know Luigi is green and Mario is red, but what really sets the two brothers apart? Does Luigi like reggae, but Mario's more of a trance/drum and bass kind of guy? Luckily Nintendo's got my back, releasing a trailer detailing the differences Luigi brings to the game in an all new trailer
Finally we get the nitty gritty differences between Mario and Luigi. Here are the highlights of the trailer:
- Luigi jumps higher than Mario!
- Luigi jumps further than Mario!
- Luigi slides further than Mario!
- You've only got 100 seconds to finish each course!
- Play as Nabbit in multiplayer!
- Nabbit doesn't take damage, so he's great for beginners!
- 80+ demanding, redesigned courses!
Why, this doesn't answer any of my questions at all! I already knew Luigi did all of those things from previous Mario games like Super Mario Bros. 2. This is a controversy if I've ever heard of one. Talk about false advertising. You'll be hearing from me, Nintendo!
There, now that I've regained my composure, it's pretty easy to tell that New Super Luigi U looks like a great time. Shortening the timer in particular will make every single map more exciting and fast, plus with Luigi's ability to jump higher and further it should make for some exciting new speed running opportunities. And err, yeah, Nabbit for noobs is sort of a cool idea too.
New Super Luigi U will be available as DLC for New Super Mario Bros. U starting June 20, but will also be available as a standalone game on July 26.