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New Super Luigi U

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New Super Luigi U
Nyū Sūpā Ruīji Yū
New Super Luigi U NA box.png
Cover artwork of New Super Luigi U
Developer(s): Nintendo EAD
Publisher(s): Nintendo
Platform: Wii U
Category: 2D Platformer
Players: 1-5
Predecessor: N/A
Successor: N/A
Release dates
N. America: Digital: June 20, 2013
Physical: August 25, 2013
Japan: Digital: June 19, 2013
Physical: July 13, 2013
Europe: Digital: June 20, 2013
Physical: July 26, 2013
Australia: Digital: June 21, 2013
Physical: July 27, 2013
For additional release information, see below
PEGI: 3+
USK: 0
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New Super Luigi U (stylized New Super Luigi Bros. U) is a 2.5D sidescrolling platformer in the New Super Mario Bros. series starring Luigi, and an expansion pack for New Super Mario Bros. U. The game was released in 2013 during the Year of Luigi, commemorating thirty years since Luigi's introduction into the Mario franchise with Mario Bros., both digitally as add-on content for New Super Mario Bros. U and physically as a standalone game exclusively during the Year of Luigi.



Celebrate the Year of Luigi with this standalone game!
No additional software required to play

Move over Mario™. It's Luigi™ time!
Play through 82 new courses in the world of New Super Mario Bros.™ U. Are you up for the challenge?

Luigi's mighty leap is back!
Sail through the air with Luigi's increased jump height!

Play as Nabbit!
In multiplayer games, Nabbit can run through enemies without taking damage!

Nintendo website

With Mario nowhere to be found, it's up to Luigi to save the day in a brand-new downloadable adventure that takes place in the world of New Super Mario Bros. U. Experience new gameplay challenges as you guide Luigi, complete with his high jump and unique slide, through all-new courses. Enjoy high replayability and satisfaction from mastering each course, and then share your triumphs via the Miiverse feature. Up to five players can jump into the fun, with Nabbit taking the place of Mario as a playable character. Help Luigi finally prove he has what it takes!

  • Take control of Luigi™ in his first starring role in a platform adventure
  • Level-up your New Super Mario Bros.™ U experience with more than 80 new courses
  • High replayability and satisfaction from mastering each course
  • Play with distinct Luigi™ physics, including his unique slide and gratifying higher and longer jumps
  • No time to waste as each course begins with only 100 seconds
  • For the first time, play as Nabbit, invincible to enemies and obstacles
  • Share triumphs with the community via the Miiverse™ feature
  • Play using a Wii Remote™ controller, the Wii U™ GamePad controller, or a Wii U Pro Controller
  • Players must own a copy of New Super Mario Bros. U


The story of New Super Luigi U is identical to the base game, but without Mario. Luigi, Blue Toad, and Yellow Toad are dining with Princess Peach when Bowser invades the Mushroom Kingdom and throws Luigi and the Toads out of the castle, capturing it for himself. The three heroes (joined by Nabbit) must make their way back to the castle to save the kingdom from Bowser.


New Super Luigi U uses the same game world and structure as New Super Mario Bros. U, but with new gameplay elements and features in addition to a set of brand new stages. Luigi is the title character in the game, and as Mario is not present in the game at all the fourth player character is instead Nabbit, originally introduced in the base version of New Super Mario Bros. U.

The game is designed to be more challenging than New Super Mario Bros. U, and each course has a timer of 100 seconds. All characters also have Luigi's higher jumping height but lower traction. In addition to this, the player controlling Nabbit is unable to use power-ups (any power-ups collected by Nabbit are instead added to Nabbit's 1-up counter at the end of each stage), but is completely unaffected by contact with any enemies and obstacles such as spikes or Munchers.

Technical details

Technical Details

Wii U Game Disc
Digital download

Download size

731.4 MB

Supported features

Nintendo Network (Miiverse)

Input / compatible controllers

Wii U GamePad, Wii U Pro Controller, Wii Remote

Other releases

Title Cover art Platform Release date(s) Notes
New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U NSMBU + NSLU NA box.png Wii U Bundle:
NA: November 1, 2013
EU: November 7, 2013
AUS: November 8, 2013
NA: October 16, 2015
A compilation release of New Super Mario Bros. U and New Super Luigi U on a single Game Disc, alongside several bonus videos. While originally available only with the Mario & Luigi Wii U Deluxe Set, the game was later given a standalone release.
New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U NSMBU EU Selects box.jpg Wii U (Nintendo Selects) EU: April 15, 2016
AUS: May 8, 2016
A standalone release of the game in the PAL region under the Nintendo Selects line.
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe NSMBU Deluxe NA box.jpg Nintendo Switch WW: January 11, 2019[1][2][3][4] A port of New Super Mario Bros. U that includes the New Super Luigi U content and new features.


External links

New Super Luigi U on other NIWA Wikis:
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  1. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe - Announcement Trailer - Nintendo Switch. Nintendo (YouTube; September 13, 2018). Retrieved October 31, 2018.
  2. NewスーパーマリオブラザーズU デラックス [Nintendo Direct 2018.9.14]. Nintendo 公式チャンネル (YouTube; September 13, 2018). Retrieved October 31, 2018.
  3. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – Nintendo Switch Announcement Trailer. Nintendo UK (YouTube; September 13, 2018). Retrieved October 31, 2018.
  4. New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe – Nintendo Switch Announcement Trailer. NintendoAU (YouTube; September 13, 2018). Retrieved October 31, 2018.

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