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Shigeru Miyamoto Shares Nintendo Secrets

The revered video game designer on Nintendo's history, the next wave of gaming and the 'Year of Luigi'
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Luigi Finally Gets Some Respect

The Miyamoto-produced Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon is Nintendo 3DS's sequel to 2001's Luigi's Mansion for GameCube, where Luigi explores creepy haunted mansions, clearing them of ghosts, which Luigi sucks up with his Poltergust 5000 vacuum. You can play with others in Nintendo's online network. "We've had many different people internally saying they want to work on Luigi projects," says Miyamoto. "And it turns out that several of those projects happen also to be launching this year, which also happens to be the 30th anniversary of the game that Luigi first appeared in. So we looked at sort of all of everything coming together and said, 'With all these Luigi games and this being the 30th year, why don't we just make it a Luigi festival?'"

As always, Miyamoto drew on real life when he dreamed up the latest game. "I've been vacuuming a lot at home lately," he says with a laugh. "Just cleaning the house, tied to Luigi's mansion."

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