In a Nintendo Direct video presentation earlier today, Nintendo set out to show that there is still a lot in store for the Nintendo 3DS in the next few months.
While Mario has always been Nintendo's star mascot, the company said that 2013 will see his brother step into the spotlight more in what it is calling the year of Luigi.
It starts with the previously announced Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon launching in late March, followed later in the summer by a new Mario Golf game for 3DS and the next game in Nintendo's role-playing game series Mario & Luigi: Dream Team.
Stepping away from the Nintendo 3DS, the Wii U will get its own Luigi-themed addition with DLC for New Super Mario Bros U titled New Super Luigi U. The DLC will offer remixed versions of every level in the game as challenge stages that only Luigi can play.
All hands on deck for 3DS
Nintendo also confirmed games aside from its star mascots, like the release date for Animal Crossing: New Leaf in early June.
It is also working on a 3D port of the Wii platformer Donkey Kong Country Returns for the 3DS, which will be available this summer in Japan but does not have a release date in North America or Europe.
Nintendo also announced new downloadable games coming to the 3DS eShop, including Mario and Donkey Kong: Minis on the Move, Dillon's Rolling Western: The Last Ranger, and Kersploosh (known as Splash or Crash in the U.K.).
While Mario and Donkey Kong doesn't have a release date, Kersploosh will arrive later this month in the U.K. and early March in the U.S. while Dillon's Rolling Western: The Last Ranger will launch in April.
While the Wii U is currently struggling under a sparse game release calendar for the next several months, today's Nintendo Direct presentation shows that the company plans on making up for the difference with the 3DS.