Showing posts with label Nintendo. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nintendo. Show all posts

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Nintendo Direct February 2019

With every long-awaited Nintendo trailer from E3 2018, Nintendo absolutely killed it this year. Don't miss any of it.

Fans on Nintendo consoles always wait to start each year with Nintendo Direct that comes with all major announcements for upcoming games that will be coming to their favorite platforms and it keeps them on the edge of their seats.

Unfortunately, January of 2019 has passed, so we have all of our hopes invested in February and finally an official confirmation has assured that the broadcast will begin today at 2 PM PT and as we sweat our palms in excitement, here it comes.

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Nintendo Direct February 2019

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Here goes 36-minute long presentation on Nintendo Direct, announcement for upcoming games for 2019.




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Super Mario Maker 2 | Nintendo Switch




Original side-scrolling platform game from Wii U, Super Mario Maker is getting a sequel rather than a port or the original. Developers have been working on it for some time and the title is currently set to arrive in June 2019 for Nintendo Switch.

This exclusive follow-up allows players to create slopes and that just what many have already been expecting. Everything that made the 2015 release great is going to be there alongside a new bunch of features and tools at your disposal.

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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order | Nintendo Switch




Developer Team Ninja has allied themselves up with publisher Nintendo to bring upcoming action RPG title Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order to Switch handheld. Thanos and his Black Order are set to arrive on summer 2019.

Pick some of your most favorite Marvel characters from the popular superhero teams of Avengers, Defenders, Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men or others like Captain Marvel to assemble your fan-boy dream team for a four player local or online co-op based storyline.

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Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order Comes to Nintendo Switch

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BOX BOY! + BOX GIRL! | Nintendo Switch
Puzzle platformer series BoxBoy! from developer HAL Laboratory returns for an all-new sequel BoxBoy! + BoxGirl! even after completing a trilogy on Nintendo 3DS. By April 26, the game will be available to digitally purchase on Nintendo eShop.

The series is moving to Switch while taking a leap from single player category to co-op play now that he has a partner. Our square-shaped hero can box it up around all the way to a total of 270 stages solving puzzles to beat them all in this latest installment.

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BOXBOY! + BOXGIRL! Nintendo Switch Release Date

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate | Spring Update 3.0




Have you been smashing your opponents to your heart's content in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate lately? Because Nintendo is looking forward to introduce some changes in upcoming free update 3.0 for their fastest-selling crossover fighting game that are yet to be revealed in details.

In another note, Joker from Persona 5 is joining the ever so expansive roster of SSBU soon as a DLC character for Fighters Pass. Also, new series of amiibo in 2019 features Ivysaur, Pokémon Trainer, Simon, Squirtle and Solid Snake from MGS series.

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Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker | Free Update + Special Episode DLC
Captain Toad of Mushroom Kingdom will receive a free update later today for his solo spin-off title that would include a cooperative multiplayer support to all the existing levels of a maze-filled world to go look for more hidden fortunes with company.

Also, a paid downloadable content is about to add 18 new challenge that takes you to a kingdom of sweets or sunken ships though five new courses for Captain Toad and Toadette to hustle for Shiny Crowns in a special episode, available to purchase from today.

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Captain Toad – Treasure Tracker Special Episode DLC

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night




A spiritual successor to Castlevania series that was backed by a successful Kickstarter campaign, Bloodstained is a Metroidvania-type game that focuses gameplay on side-scrolling action and is expected to arrive sometime later in summer 2019.

Protagonist Miriam explores various gothic castles in her quest and uses her curse to stop a demonic outbreak on the world. Not only is she able to steal abilities from her enemies with her powers but it also helps her defy the laws of reality.

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Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Comes to Nintendo Switch

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Dragon Quest Builders 2
Developer/publisher Square Enix brings out the sequel to sandbox action role-playing game Dragon Quest Builders for Switch on July 12, 2019.  You can now join with up to four friends via online multiplayer and build their own world through block-building.

Set within the world of DQ, players can create houses, weapons, traps and utilities as you like them to be. These structures will also help you to cross air, water and other obstacles or you can just fast-travel with the retro-styled map.

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Dragon Quest Builders 2 Nintendo Switch Release Date

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In a short window of half-an hour time, Nintendo Direct unleashed a load of announcement for many upcoming anticipated Switch titles and DLC. Many of these games are not launching until the second half of the year or not have a release window just yet though.

Many of the titles that got showcased in the official video above were originally announced back in E3 2018 but fans will be very happy to at least get a definite launch date on their favorite consoles for sure and appreciate it.

Friday, February 1, 2019

Mario Kart Tour Delayed to Summer 2019

Nintendo has delayed their upcoming mobile game Mario Kart Tour to summer 2019 in order to improve its quality.

Even Nintendo has finally given in to the irresistible charm of mobile gaming when they announced Mario Kart Tour for mobile devices and shifted focus developing new titles for the platform considering its ever growing market.

Without much details related to the game to discuss, we had a release window targeted for April 2019 back then and now, Nintendo has reportedly delayed the game and pushed back to summer 2019 until any further official notice.

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Mario Kart Tour Delayed to Summer 2019

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After launching back in 1992 as a go-cart racing game featuring other Mario series characters, Super Mario Kart pioneered a sub-franchise on its own by generating 13 installments for arcade games, consoles and portable devices so far.

Latest among the line was Mario Kart 8 Deluxe that came out in April 2017 to re-engage the players in throwing banana peels and shells at each other while racing. The game even had a crossover with Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild by adding Link to the game via a free DLC.

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Longtime Mario fans and many other players were excited wondering to play their favorite games on smart phones but Nintendo had to pedal the brakes as they wanted to improve quality of the game and had to postpone from releasing on previous schedule.

The company wanted to take a huge step into the smart device business and originally planned to offer post-launch content as part of their continued service. They also have their priorities set straight about existing mobile titles that fans are already enjoying.

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Current mobile titles like Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, Fire Emblem Heroes and Pokémon GO have seen massive success upon release. When they dropped Super Mario Run for the platform, it was downloaded 40 million times within first four days.

Mario Kart is so popular to the fans that it is about to become a theme park ride at Universal Studios Japan and this delay can eventually turn out to be good for Mario Kart Tour as Nintendo has a history of making delayed game worth the wait.

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Super Mario Odyssey Becomes Best-Selling 3D Mario Game Ever

Nintendo has recently revealed 3D platformer game Super Mario Odyssey to be best-selling Mario game ever.

In one of their recent report on hardware and software sales, major video game company Nintendo has revealed some pretty impressive numbers for their next gen hybrid console Nintendo Switch and its first-party titles.

According to that official report, Switch handheld console has been sold over 32 million units by the end of 2018. Also, 3D platformer game Super Mario Odyssey of 2017 has come out as the best-selling 3D Mario game ever in history.

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Super Mario Odyssey Becomes Best-Selling 3D Mario Game Ever

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After making debut for the next gen console of Nintendo, SMO received universal acclaim from critics and fans alike while still going pretty good after more than a year after its debut with no sign of stopping anytime soon.

The title immediately gets popular among longtime series fans has sold over 13.76 million copies by the end of 2018, coming only next to kart racing game Mario Kart 8 Deluxe that has amassed an impressive 15.02 million unit sales so far.

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The game follows the usual plot of the series where recurring antagonist Bowser kidnaps Princess Peach to forcibly marry her and Mario on a pursuit to save her from the clutches of King Koopa with assistance from his newfound friend Cappy.

Cappy is a sentient inhabitant of Cap Kingdom who is looking to rescue his sister Tiara from the Demon King and aside from replacing Mario's red hat, the character lets him take control of his common enemy enemies including Bullet Bills, Chain Chomps, Goombas and other objects.

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Nintendo had an incredible run in 2018 as most of their titles were selling on a great number with new original titles and ports debuting on the platform very often. Those striking sales numbers are what get publishers to release more of their games to Switch.

Super Mario Odyssey becomes the best-selling Mario game of the past three decades throughout its run by topped up above Super Mario Galaxy for Wii and Super Mario 64, both selling 12.76 and 11.94 million copies respectively.

Friday, January 25, 2019

Metroid Prime 4 for Switch Restarts Development

Halfway through development, Nintendo announced starting over Metroid Prime 4 for Switch from Retro Studios.

Aside from getting an official announcement from back in E3 2017, upcoming first person action-adventure game Metroid Prime 4 for Nintendo Switch console had no other details revealed except for a leaked listing that says the game is coming by the end of 2019.

However, things have changed as publisher Nintendo has made another official announcement lately regarding the current development progress for the title, revealing that the studio has restarted development their highly-anticipated project.

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Metroid Prime 4 for Switch Restarts Development

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Watch out the official development update for the game by Senior Managing Executive Officer, Shinya Takahashi below.




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Whatever level of development phase they were in; the studio completely scrapped the game to start from scratch shifting with original developer of Metroid Prime series, Retro Studios and they had some pretty valid reasons for their actions.

According to Takahashi, current state of progress has not reached the standards they seek and given their knack for the highest quality in every game, Nintendo simply wants to live up to fans' expectations above anything else.

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His unexpected decision from the publisher out of commitment to quality also means that the game will not be coming out anytime soon as they originally planned and the delay could simply take another year or so but this is probably for the best for fans.

Seeing no apparent follow up on the status of the upcoming title since 2017, fans only assumed that maybe they will hear some news at Nintendo Direct Mini January 2019 or at E3 2019 but the update came before any of the above was about to happen.

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We have no glimpse of the gameplay or story so far to speculate anything on other than a logo that was shown in first look as a part of E3 2017, which was probably from an early period of working and no one had a clue then that everything will get rebooted halfway through.

Metroid Prime 4 will see return of series protagonist Samus Aran and will serve as a sequel to Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. On the bright side, the IP is now headed back at home with Retro Studios, who previously helmed the original trilogy.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Breaks Halo: Reach Sales Records

Nintendo's all-star crossover fighting game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has broken sales record of Halo: Reach from 2010.

Right after launching on December 2018, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate of crossover fighting game series Super Smash Bros. has gained massive popularity and overwhelmingly positive reviews, not to mention of the groundbreaking sales worldwide.

Doubled with the sky-high success of the Nintendo Switch handheld console, the game has been a favorite of the retailers and it eventually broke the sales record of 2010 platform exclusive Halo: Reach that came out on Xbox 360.

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Smash Bros. Ultimate Breaks Halo: Reach Sales Records

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SSBU from developer Bandai Namco Studios and publisher Nintendo has managed to assemble a number of popular gaming characters, which caught the attention of the dedicated series fans as well as managed to draw general audience towards it.

Although there are no specific details on how well the game is doing on the market, reports say that Smash Ultimate has done better than any other platform exclusive titles in the history of video game for the opening month and that is very impressive.

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The record was previously held by Microsoft Studios exclusive FPS title Halo: Reach which was the last of the series that Bungie developed and has earned a huge sum of revenue on Xbox 360 platform until it was dethroned by Nintendo's all-star brawler.

US video games industry analyst Mat Piscatella has shared the report from software sales tracking service NDP on Twitter.



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Red Dead Redemption 2 from developer/publisher Rockstar Games has been dominant on the list of best-selling games for October 2018, followed by Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, NBA 2K19, Madden NFL 19 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate respectively.

Marvel's Spider-Man, Far Cry 5, God of War, Monster Hunter: World and Assassin's Creed Odyssey has taken up the rest five places in order. Though RDR2 made the most number of sales for 2018, Smash Ultimate set a record for launch month sales.

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Without including the number of digital sales and only based on physical sales alone, the game ranking fifth on NPD list during its launch month is a feat that is not to be taken lightly. Smash Bros. also outranked other Switch games released on the same year.

SSBU having very impressively performed can help making DLC a long-term choice for Nintendo and they may end up announcing Fighters Pass 2, which is basically a blessing for the fans. The rumored inclusion of Steve from Minecraft in a Master Chief skin would be nice homage to Halo series.

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Get Free Piranha Plant Fighter

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If you haven't picked up the crossover brawler yet, you might want to buy and register before January 31, 2019 to get access to Piranha Plant DLC fighter for free, who will join Joker from Persona 5 and four other characters as part of Fighters Pass.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is a game that anyone can pick up because of the wide range of diverse characters it features and doesn't need to follow any continuity or whatsoever but it has a competitive nature that takes enough time to master.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Nintendo Selects Adds More Mario and Zelda Titles

Three new classic titles from popular Nintendo franchise will be added to the Nintendo Selects label of budget range.

Just like many other popular video game companies, Nintendo promotes some of their best-selling games under the label Nintendo Selects, which offer players some of their older titles within a budget range and that is only $19.99 each.

In a recent official announcement, they announced to add three new high-quality Nintendo 3DS games to their current collection of games starting from February 4, 2019 for players to get access to and have some good time with them.

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Nintendo Selects Adds More Mario and Zelda Titles

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Joining the catalog next month are ports of Star Fox 64 3D, Super Mario Maker for Nintendo 3DS and The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D for the handheld consoles. The first one among the three actually a bit less-recent to be added to label compared to others.

The game came out back in 2015 as a side-scrolling 2D platformer for Wii U to take players to Mushroom Kingdom and rebuild it as they saw fit. There was also a feature to share these unique maps online for other players to download and have their own playthrough.

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Next comes a title that is the sixth release from the mainline Legend of Zelda series, launched back on 2000 for Nintendo 64 and then on 2003 for GameCube. The story is set on an alternate reality of Hyrule where the Skull Kid has gain possession of a powerful ancient artifact called Majora's Mask.

The third one is a remake of the 1997 original action-packed space shooter title Star Fox 64 for 3DS that revolves around a journey of Fox McCloud where you take the classic Arwing ship to face-off enemies across the Lylat system.

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Nintendo Selects Library Classic 3DS Games

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Putting more new additions in affordable range only makes it easier for entire family to enjoy these great experiences together once again. The service launched in 2016 is a great place for 3DS owners to get their hands on some of their favorites on discount.

Nintendo Selects library already assembled many 3DS family of classic games like Animal Crossing: New Leaf – Welcome amiibo, Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds and Super Mario 3D Land for fans to purchase.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Metroid Prime 4 Release Date Leaked

An accidental retail listing has leaked the possible release date of upcoming Metroid Prime 4 for Nintendo Switch.

The announcement for first-person adventure game Metroid Prime 4 for Nintendo Switch was made back in E3 2017 and Nintendo has not revealed anything else yet, probably because of having a plan of doing that on the upcoming Nintendo Direct Mini January 2019.

However, a recent leak may have revealed a possible release date for the game but before we talk about that in details, we would suggest you to take all of this with a grain of salt for the nature of these leaks; they are still not official confirmation.

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Metroid Prime 4 Release Date Leaked

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Even though it is not anywhere near the way Walmart Canada accidentally leaked unannounced E3 2018 games last year, Czech online video game retail store SuperGamer have made a listing for the game that reveals the release date being November 29, 2019.

Series protagonist Samus Aran maybe returning by the end of the year after all in one of the most highly anticipated releases if this actually turns out to be true and we do hope that it is. The description says it is the "planned release date" and we may get a confirmation at E3 2019.

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SuperGamer Listing of Metroid Prime 4

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Players have their reasons to be hyped out for the game as the entire trilogy is praised by the critics and the recent release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has made people nostalgic about the galactic bounty hunter Galactic Federation, who is also a part of the roster of fighters.

Nintendo pushing the release window during the holiday season of the year makes perfect sense as they can sell a huge number of copies for Metroid Prime 4 for Nintendo Switch consoles with ease and we are only ten months away from the launch now.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Humble Store Brings Nintendo Switch and 3DS Games

Select first-party Nintendo games for Nintendo Switch and 3DS Games are digitally available on Humble Store.

Although the digital storefront of Humble Store generally sells video game titles and offers limited-time bundles for PC throughout redeem codes for Steam, they have rarely partnered with game developers of other platforms for such ventures.

Joining with them now is major developer/publisher company Nintendo to offer chance to purchase some of the most recent titles released for players on Nintendo Switch and 3DS consoles aside from Amazon or their very own eShop.

Humble Store Brings Nintendo Switch and 3DS Games

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After making an official announcement on Tweet about the development, Humble Store has made the news public for all.


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Some of the bestsellers and latest release like Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, Mario Tennis Aces, Pokémon Let’s Go!, Splatoon 2, Super Mario Odyssey, Super Mario Party and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has made it to the initial list of Switch games.

In terms of 3DS titles you can find Pokémon Ultra Moon, Pokémon Ultra Sun, Super Mario Bros. 3 and the original Legend of Zelda 3DS alongside Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time among over 40 other listings. Are you ready to get on board nostalgia train yet?

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Humble Store Nintendo Switch Games

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Currently, Humble is keeping their Nintendo ventures strictly within U.S. and a $5 discount on games worth $19.99 and above for Humble account holders. In addition to games, they are also offering expansions, season passes and subscriptions for Nintendo Switch Online.

Even though a select portion of most purchases made through Humble Bundle are donated to charity, first-party Nintendo games sold on their web store doesn't qualify for either charity contributions or Humble Rewards, which we think kinda sucks.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Nintendo Officially Confirms Bowsette is Not Canon

Nintendo has officially confirmed that Bowsette is not canon and will not be in New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe.

When Nintendo announced to release a Nintendo Switch port of the popular 2D side-scrolling platform game New Super Mario Bros. U from Wii U, they introduced two additional playable characters, Nabbit and Toadette that led to the creation of fan-made character Bowsette.

The revelation of Toadette transforming into a character akin to Princess Peach using the power of Super Crown has gave players the idea of tinkering other characters and fans ended up converting Bowser but the company has finally denied that idea officially.

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Nintendo Confirms Bowsette is Not Canon

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Developer/publisher Nintendo has recently set the record straight by confirming that the Super Crown power-up transformation is only for Toadette to transform into Peachette, therefore clearing out any possibility of Bowser to ever become a princess using it.

It came as an informal notice in the official website for New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe where information section for Super Crown entry states "only Toadette can use this item!" and thus answered the question that whether or not King Koopa can become a pretty princess for all.

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Super Crown Details

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The initial concept of King of the Koopas sharing the characteristics of Peach game Twitter user ayyk92 idea to come up with a few panels, drawing a cartoon depicting the origin for the character of Bowsette and the rest is history.



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Not only had it gone on to become popular meme online that spread like a wildfire with waves of itchy fan arts flooding social media and various photo sharing sites. Even a Bowsette porn parody came out shortly afterwards to cash in the hype.

Mods to add the character in games like Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and New Super Mario Bros. Wii were created. This arguably becomes one of the most popular fan creations to ever exist that became a headache for Nintendo.

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Just because Nintendo has shot down the concept of Bowsette a week before the release of New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe on January 11, 2019 and denied a place in canon doesn't mean that fans would stop loving the character or making more creative fan arts anytime soon.

Besides, they can always find other ways to include Princess Koopa into the game or even made a nod to if they ever want, considering the social media phenomenon it became overnight. However, we are really thankful that we didn't saw Luigi in such form or whatsoever.