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Japanese flyer for Super Mario Maker 2 showcases Super Luigi 8-bit sprite

More hints at co-op?

This flyer for Super Mario Maker 2 might not look like anything special at first glance, but there's one particular portion of the image that's intriguing. Down on the bottom-right corner, we get a look at a Super Luigi 8-bit sprite. That sprite actually comes from Super Mario Bros. Deluxe, where Nintendo updated the Luigi's look from Super Mario Bros..

In the original game, Mario and Luigi looked identical when they grabbed a Fire Flower. In Super Mario Bros. Deluxe, Luigi was given a color change so that he looked different from Mario when grabbing the Fire Flower. Check out the image below to see Super Luigi and Fire Flower Luigi from Super Mario Bros. Deluxe below.

Why would Nintendo include the Super Mario Bros. Deluxe 8-bit Super Luigi sprite in Super Mario Maker 2? While there's no official reason yet, it would certainly play into the discussion of 2-player and co-op. Many believe Super Mario Maker 2 will feature some sort of two-player mode. If that's the case, the inclusion of Super Luigi's coloring from Super Mario Bros. Deluxe makes sense. This would be an easy way to differentiate between Mario and Luigi when they both pick up the Fire Flower power-up. If Nintendo stuck with how things were in the original Super Mario Bros., both characters would look exactly the same!

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr's Journey's most recent update causes a Sound Test glitch

Speak up, please

Not too long ago, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr's Journey got an update to fix an issue with game progression. Unfortunately it seems that update has caused another issue, albeit a lesser one. The game's Sound Test feature now only works up to a specific song, and then it goes completely silent after. Hopefully another patch is coming soon to fix this up.

Thanks to cm30 for the heads up!

Luigi and Peach-themed GameCube-Style Wired Fight Pad Pro Controllers now available

Two of Mario’s favorite companions are joining him in our Wired Fight Pad Pro Controller line-up. Today, you can pick up our new Luigi and Princess Peach Wired Fight Pad Pro Controllers for Nintendo Switch at GameStop and on pdp.com!

Just like our other Fight Pads, these new additions have the traditional C-Stick that can be swapped out for a full-size stick for customizable game play. Both controllers also feature a 10-foot USB cable that gives you plenty of room to get comfy on the couch while you take down your enemies.

If you’re looking for a new GameCube-styled controller for your Nintendo Switch, or adding to your collection, you can snag these two new characters from our Wired Fight Pad Pro Controller line-up today! Available now at GameStop and on pdp.com and in-store at GameStop for $24.99. You can also find them on Amazon.com starting May 15.

UK theme park promoting upcoming eSports event with knock-off Mario, Luigi, and Sonic costumes

Thorpe Park Resort in the UK is trying to woo in some new customers by holding an eSports event. The event is called GameFX, and will run from the April 6th to May 31st, 2019. To promote the event, the Thorpe Park team spared no expense on knock-off costumes of Mario, Luigi, Sonic and more. If you're looking for more nightmare fuel like the image above, you can check out more pics here.

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr's Journey dev team comments on why Bowser Jr. got his own side story this time

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr's Journey revamps the classic Bowser's Inside Story, but it also gives us a brand-new adventure starring Bowser Jr.. In a Nintendo Dream interview, the dev team explains why they chose Bowser Jr. to be the focus.

In the last game the main character was Goomba, who really worships Bowser. Because we wanted someone with just as much personality and appeal, and because in the original Bowser’s Inside Story the main character was Bowser himself, Bowser Jr. felt like the perfect fit. So we decided to tell his story. The adoption process for Bowser Jr. was relatively smooth as we thought it would be interesting to show the development of this character who has grown up in his father’s shadow. He may be mischievous, selfish and proud, but he comes to learn what is necessary to lead his own gang, whom he comes to treasure. We rewrote the script many times so that the audience can empathize with that aspect of his character.

Luigi's Mansion website updates with part 3 of Professor E. Gadd's journal; 'The Birth of Gooigi'

Professor E. Gadd has finally finished penning the third installment of his journal. This time around, we get to find out even more on how Gooigi came about. Check out the journal below!

This mysterious element I've come to call Goo has proven unlike any other element I know of. I'm confident that I can make great strides in my research if I can teach Goo to collect ghosts for me! My greatest invention, the Poltergust, is undeniably the best way to capture ghosts. I realized that Goo could learn to master the Poltergust if only I could cause it to adopt a humanoid form. The experiments began at once!

Check out the journal here

Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr’s Journey - Version 1.1 now available

Not that long ago, we talked about a game-ending glitch in Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story + Bowser Jr’s Journey. Nintendo has now released Version 1.1 for the game, and it takes care of that issue.

Version 1.1

The update will fix a gameplay issue.

Depending on the event, sometimes the player got stuck on a certain map when controlling Luigi solo and trying to save the game progress by using the Save Block. The issue has been fixed.
By downloading the update data, this issue will no longer occur.
Also, if the issue has already occurred, it will be fixed so that the player can continue playing.

Major glitch discovered in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr's Journey

Looks like the remake of Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story has added in a new feature, and it's not a welcome one. A particularly nasty bug can end up ruining your entire game, meaning you lose all your save progress up to that point. The issue can occur when Mario is removed from your party in Nimble Woods. If you go back a screen and save the game, the game glitches and Luigi cannot move on.

Thanks to cm30 for the heads up!

Nintendo says the Koopalings aren't Bowser's kids, but Bowser Jr. is

Ever wonder just how Bowser. Jr. and the Koopalings are related? In an interview with Nintendo Life, Nintendo's Akira Otani is asked that very question. While the answer might not be as detailed as we would hope, at least we get some kind of info.

As far as the Mario & Luigi series goes, it really is in Paper Jam that the Koopalings became more featured. The character setting for Koopalings is that they aren’t Bowser’s children, they just work for him! That’s the same for Bowser Jr.’s Journey, but the Koopalings have to take care of Bowser Jr. because he’s the boss’ kid.

Super Mario Odyssey mod makes Luigi playable

Luigi was relegated to a pretty small role in Super Mario Odyssey, but a fan-mod has since changed that. Now Luigi is the star of the show! Make Mario hold onto those balloons...Luigi is here to save the day!

Thanks to Sligeach_eire for the heads up!