New Super Luigi U getting standalone release

New multiplayer character Nabbit detailed.

New Super Luigi U, Nintendo’s previously announced downloadable content for New Super Mario Bros. U, will also be released as a standalone game, Nintendo has announced.

Those who already own New Super Mario Bros. U can still download it as as a cheaper add-on, however, the retail version will not require New Super Mario Bros. U as a base.

Nintendo also shared new details. Since Mario doesn’t appear in the game, players can enjoy multiplayer by playing as Luigi, blue Toad, yellow Toad, and Nabbit.

Nabbit is a character who first appeared in New Super Mario Bros. U and stole items from Toad’s house, and players would chase him through stages to capture him.

Playable Nabbit has the same speed and jump as the other characters, but does not power up if he collects items. Instead, he doesn’t take damage when he touches enemies.

New Super Luigi U, which offers 82 updated courses, will be released as downloadable content for New Super Mario Bros. U on June 20 in North America and Europe for $19.99, and as a standalone game at retail for $29.99 on August 25 in North America and July 25 in Europe.

Watch some new gameplay below. View a new set of screenshots and the final retail box art at the gallery.

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