The introduction of Mario’s brother means two players will be able to enjoy the universe of Lego Super Mario at the same time.
The Lego Group has announced that multiplayer will be coming to Lego Super Mario with the addition of Mario’s brother Luigi to the popular Lego theme.
The interactive Lego Adventures with Luigi Starter Course will enable two players to enjoy brick-built adventures on their own custom Lego Super Mario courses and play as a team, collecting extra digital coins by doing in-sync actions like walking, flipping and jumping, or working together to defeat enemies, complete challenges, share rewards or even compete against each other.
Once connected via Bluetooth, 2-player adventures with Lego Mario and Lego Luigi (or any combination of the two figures) are made possible. The new 2-player feature was shared in a video posted by the Lego Group and Nintendo.
“For us, it’s all about encouraging continuous creative rebuilding and extended playtime. We’re not only bringing Lego Mario and Lego Luigi, their friends and enemies to life in new interactive ways for endless fun, we’re also thrilled to expand their play experience and the Lego Super Mario universe with even more new sets and characters, something we really hope will excite fans”, said Simon Kent, creative lead, Lego Super Mario.
The Adventures with Luigi Starter Course is the latest extension of the Lego Super Mario product line, the result of a unique partnership with Nintendo, that has introduced an entirely new way to play with Lego bricks.
Lego Luigi and Lego Mario are available as separate Starter Courses – both functioning as entry points into the world of Lego Super Mario – and as well as unveiling the new Bluetooth-enabled 2-player mode, there will be four new Expansion Sets, two new Power-Up Packs and 10 new Character Packs, all available from 1st August.
The Bowser’s Airship Expansion Set gives fans a first chance to build an exciting new level within the universe, taking on the infamous flying ship, and can be arranged in ‘flying mode’ or folded out in ‘course mode’. The other new products include Frog Mario and Bee Mario Power-Up Packs, which let players change up play and dress Mario in his playful frog and bee suits; and a Boss Sumo Bro Topple Tower Expansion Set, where kids can use their Lego Mario and/or Luigi figure to bring down the Topple Tower.
There is also the Lakitu Sky World Expansion Set, Reznor Knockdown Expansion Set and 10 collectible Character Packs, including Galoomba, Parachute Bob-omb, Crowber, Boo, Amp, Torpedo Ted, Bony Beetle, 1-Up Mushroom, Scuttlebug and Swoop.