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Gallery: Luigi confirmed for Smash Bros 4

Hilarious screens of Mario's brother in action

Luigi will be returning as a playable fighter in Super Smash Bros. 4, Nintendo has confirmed.

The news came as part of today's Nintendo Direct presentation, and was accompanied by a selection of in-game screenshots showing Luigi interacting with other characters.

This is the latest news for Luigi fans in what Nintendo is promoting as "The Year Of Luigi", with the iconic sidekick featuring prominently in the likes of Luigi's Mansion 2, New Super Luigi U and Mario & Luigi Dream Team Bros.

On Tuesday it was confirmed that a Pilotwings stage will feature in Super Smash Bros 4.

In July, Nintendo announced that Captain Olimar from Pikmin would return for the next Smash Bros.


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