Harness the Power of Dreamy Luigi in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros. Released on 12th July

Harness the Power of Dreamy Luigi in Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros. Released
                                 on 12th July

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, June 5, 2013

LONDON, June 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Make a date with the famous brothers in a new adventure - from the mysterious
          Pi'illo Island to the deepest recesses of Luigi's dreams!

With great success in countless quests down the years, it's as if the powerful
pairing of Mario and Luigi can defeat enemies in their sleep. In Mario &
Luigi: Dream Team Bros., released on 12 ^th July for the Nintendo 3DS family
of consoles, the brothers put such a theory to the test in a new adventure set
on both an island near the realm of the Mushroom Kingdom, and within the
depths of Luigi's own dreams!

In this fourth instalment of the popular RPG series Mario & Luigi, the story
opens with Princess Peach and her staff, plus brothers Mario and Luigi in tow,
being invited for a sightseeing trip to the mysterious Pi'illo Island by its
equally mysterious proprietor, Dr Snoozemore. But after an initially
hospitable welcoming to the island - albeit with Dr Snoozemore noticeably
absent - things take a turn for the worse when Princess Peach is kidnapped and
pulled into a Dream World by a new enemy in the series, the ghostly bat king

To chase down this new foe and rescue Princess Peach, Mario must enter this
Dream World through the dreams of a sleeping Luigi, whose brain is revealed to
be on a wavelength with the population of Pi'illo Island, the Pi'illo Folk.
Alternating between Luigi's Dream World and the real world, Mario and Luigi
must solve puzzles, battle enemies, and even interact with creations of
Luigi's own imagination in order to succeed!

The relationship between the real world and Dream World plays a critical role
within the game. While roaming the Pi'illo Island environment in the real
world, Mario and Luigi need to combine equally to use trademark Bros. Moves,
while in the Dream World, it is the power of Dreamy Luigi that is
all-important in supporting Mario. For example, Luiginary Works are magical
ways in which the player can interact with the Dream World environment through
Luigi's sleeping form. Whether it is tweaking Luigi's moustache or scratching
his nose on the bottom screen of the console, this interaction provokes a
reaction in the Dream World, affecting the environment to the benefit of

In the Dream World battle sequences, the power of Dreamy Luigi once again
comes to the fore when a horde of Luigis power up Mario to create formidable
Luiginary Attacks, moves which greatly differ from the trademark Bros. Attacks
in the real world, and which make use of the capabilities of the Nintendo 3DS
or Nintendo 3DS XL consoles in original ways. As an example, one Luiginary
Attack comprises Mario riding on top of a ball of Luigis, with the player
using the motion controls of the console to navigate the ball's course to
crush the enemies that lie ahead. Whether attacking, counterattacking or
dodging in battle, the 3D capabilities of the console are also critical for
players to judge perfectly timed actions.

When a battle is won, the levelling-up mechanic in-game follows a classic RPG
formula, with experience points earned, improving common attributes such as
health points and power, plus the addition of classic franchise attributes
such as Bro Points - needed to perform special attacks - and STACHE -
influencing the chance of Mario or Luigi scoring a critical hit in battle -
remaining in this latest instalment in the Mario & Luigi series. Also
following previous games in the series is a badge reward system, whereby both
brothers can find or buy badges in-game that can be combined to earn the
brothers useful rewards after certain actions - such as performing 'excellent'
attacks - are carried out in battle. For those new to the series meanwhile,
hint messages, an easy mode and a slow attack mode will help players get to
grips with the battle sequences.

Uncover the power of Dreamy Luigi in the latest adventure in the Mario & Luigi
series when Mario & Luigi: Dream Team Bros. comes to the Nintendo 3DS family
of consoles on 12 ^th July. More details will be revealed about the Mario game
on Nintendo of Europe's official Facebook and Twitter channels - as listed
below - at a later date, so stay tuned.

For further details:

Nintendo 3DS Guided Tour: http://guidedtour.nintendo.co.uk

Nintendo 3DS (UK) on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Nintendo3DSUK

Nintendo UK on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/NintendoUK

Nintendo UK on Twitter https://twitter.com/nintendouk

Nintendo UK, customer-support@nintendo.co.uk , +44(0)845-60-50-247
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