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New Super Luigi U launching as $19.99 NSMBU DLC on June 20th
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May 17, 2013, 18:43:45
 



Standalone version will be sold in stores on August 25th for $29.99. Play as Luigi, Blue and Yellow Toad, or the newcomer Nabbit. Nabbit is invulnerable to obstacles but cannot gain powerups in the traditional Mario fashion.

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Posted by 
 on: 05/17/13, 22:47:06
I'm quite smitten with the green case and boxart, so retail release for me!


Posted by 
 on: 05/17/13, 23:14:26
Cool. $20 is exactly what I was thinking was a fair price. Sold.


Posted by 
 on: 05/18/13, 04:11:45
It's nice that they're also offering it at retail, I certainly wasn't expecting that. I'll definitely buy it now. I hope they do this with future major DLC as well, expansions for Mario Kart VIII would be awesome.

Do you have to have NSMBU in order to play the retail version? I actually already have the game so it doesn't matter, I'm just curious.


Posted by 
 on: 05/18/13, 05:04:10
Mop it up said:
Do you have to have NSMBU in order to play the retail version?

I'm pretty sure that you don't have to. How would they even enforce that, a save file?


Posted by 
 on: 05/18/13, 05:12:03
@Mop it up

I am pretty certain, from Iwata's own wording, that it's going retail as a means of being available for those who don't have the original.


Posted by 
 on: 05/18/13, 05:22:23
@DrFinkelstein Hmm. So it costs more at retail because they are throwing extra code in there that they don't have to for people who have the disk?

Interesting.


Posted by 
 on: 05/18/13, 05:33:07
@Zero I don't think that really costs much extra to do. I'd guess it costs more at retail because of the extra cost in producing a disc and case, as well as the retailer cut.


Posted by 
 on: 05/18/13, 05:38:47
@Mop it up That's the logic a lot of developers use, but Nintendo so far has been pricing retail and digital games pretty much exactly the same. A $10 difference has to be coming from something else, I'd think.


Posted by 
 on: 05/18/13, 06:28:08
It'd assume that it's incentive to buy NSMBU.


Posted by 
 on: 05/18/13, 06:34:09
@Zero Those are $60 games though, so that's different. Plus, you don't need NSMBU with retail like you do with the DLC.


Posted by 
 on: 05/18/13, 07:10:32
Man I got a 2Tb drive but that retail box is so pretty maybe ill get both eventually.


Posted by 
 on: 05/18/13, 07:48:56
Zero said:
@DrFinkelstein Hmm. So it costs more at retail because they are throwing extra code in there that they don't have to for people who have the disk?

Interesting.

I'm pretty sure the only reason the retail version is $10 more is to cover the extra cost of the packaging,shipping games to retail, ect. Nintendo probably figures they might sell more this way.

As far as the levels in New Super Luigi U, I always understood all the levels to be completely new levels.

I plan on just downloading the game, why waste the extra $10, since I own Super Mario Bros U.


Posted by 
 on: 05/18/13, 10:29:59
Day 1 Retail. Dat green.


Posted by 
 on: 05/18/13, 15:23:41
Wait wait, if there is a retail release, does that mean you DON'T need NSMBU to play it? If so... I'm game. I rented NSMBU and really had a lot of fun with it, especially playing alongside my wife. And Luigi is 100x more awesome than Mario, so this is win-win.


Posted by 
 on: 05/18/13, 15:52:28
Pokefreak911 said:
Day 35 Retail. Dat green.

Fixed


Posted by 
 on: 05/18/13, 16:27:57
I asked somewhere else, and I forgot which thread (sorry, and sorry if I missed it.).

If I download this, without an external drive (which I never want), how much of a hit am I going to take?
The retail release is more ATTRACTIVE to me (green case is radimint), and I'm worried about running out of room.


Informed ideas?


Posted by 
 on: 05/18/13, 19:59:31
@Mr_Mustache

Why don't you ever want an external hard drive?


Posted by 
 on: 05/18/13, 20:26:30
I'm happy that we finally got a release date for this. It's priced as I expected. I can't wait to download this.


Posted by 
 on: 05/18/13, 21:42:08
nice


Posted by 
 on: 05/18/13, 23:36:18
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