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Did Iwata wear this year’s platinum Club Nintendo prize?

For those of you who followed our Nintendo Direct coverage last week, you know that Iwata has declared this year to be the year of Luigi. The Nintendo Direct presentation opened up with Iwata wearing the iconic green hat, but perhaps that hat was more than just a prop to get us ready for the many Luigi games being released this year.

In 2009, the platinum reward for Club Nintendo members who achieved more than 600 coins in the given period was a plush Mario hat. It was a nice way for Nintendo to congratulate its most dedicated fans, by giving them the thing that is perhaps more iconic than the Nintendo logo itself.

Platinum rewards in the years to pass haven’t been that great, with posters and pins mostly making up the roster. This year, Nintendo could rectify that by offering up platinum members Luigi’s hat to complete the set for the Year of Luigi. What do you think? Would this be a reward you’re happy with? Let us know in the comments.

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  • Leeroy

    I would totally get that.

    • Silent

      I would totally get Iwata

    • http://people.ign.com/returnofthetruth2 ReturnoftheTruth2

       We know, anything Nintendo does you people think that it is “AWESOME!”

      • Leeroy

        Oh cheaptrick. Still failing at trolling I see.

      • http://www.facebook.com/connor.mchale.12 Connor Mchale

        people on a nintendo dedicated website liking what nintendo do it’s sick don’t you agree Donaald! I’m kidding of course you’re an idiot

      • TrueWiiMaster

         So if Sony/Microsoft gave away free stuff for registering your games, you wouldn’t want any part of it?

        • http://people.ign.com/returnofthetruth2 ReturnoftheTruth2

          Not that stupid Luigi hat!

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=724150144 Josh Randell

             Well then if you hate Wii U so much why comment on this site ..in less your trolling and you are but people here could careless of what you think and enjoy your 600 dollar console no one will hardly buy ps4

          • http://people.ign.com/returnofthetruth2 ReturnoftheTruth2

             Aside from needing to finish school, the PS4 of course won’t cost $600 and people will buy it as you know.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=724150144 Josh Randell

             Yeah right good luck with that donny

          • TrueWiiMaster

            Obviously they wouldn’t give a Nintendo themed hat.  They’d get sued.  Instead you’d probably get Sly’s hat.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=724150144 Josh Randell

         Yes it is Don…Yes it is

      • Alienfish

        You know, I read an earlier comment of yours in defense of yourself and your so-called “factual” reasoning behind your comments that I found reasonable at the time, but you have just negated the hell out of that by insinuating a Luigi hat would not be an awesome reward on club Nintendo.

        Go ahead and tell me that a plastic Master Chief helmet or a figurine of Kratos wouldn’t be cool coming from MS or Sony respectively. If you want to sound intelligent you should at least watch what you say.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/2UGRRU6JOUERRJ7X5NPHZWN2EM Andrew Comer

    That would be awesome. It would match my Mario hat I got from the platinum reward a couple years ago.

  • Seth S. Scott

    YES PLEASE! I have been a platinum member over the last 2 years and would love that Luigi Cap! I have about 1000 points right now!

  • TheGuyWhoLies

    i know i’m off topic, but i have one question, does the ZombieU wii U bundle have the nintendo promotion and nintendo land?

    • http://about.me/overlordror Ashley King

      Yes, it has Nintendo Land included as a digital download. I’m not sure if it includes the Digital Deluxe Promotion or not. 

      • andrewjcole

        I think it does.

        • uPadWatcher

          It’s true… the ZombiU Deluxe Set bundle DOES have the Deluxe Digital Promotion.

  • Charlyzard

    30% OFF Select WiiU Games in the eShop right now!!

    • DragonSilths

      That will give you less back with the premium service then getting it at full price, nice try Nintendo lol.

  • Nintedward

    I would quite happily wear that in the street to piss people off and make them laugh as I walk on by with a smug face :)

  • Steven Scott

    i need to get more coins NOW

  • http://facebook.com/imathlin izzy1985

    I want that hat! Hopefully that is the reward this year :)

  • Laud

    Does it come with Iwata or just the hat? I need to know these things..

    • Dominic Coradazzi

      I’d give my arm if it meant it would come with Iwata…. on second thought I’m gonna need that arm if I want to enjoy all these glorious games we’re getting

  • Mr. Nick

    I’d like a Captain Falcon helmet, but I’ll perfectly accept a Luigi cap.

  • DK_Hadouken

    I’d must have a Mario & Luigi hat, Samus Aran Helmet, DK Tie, DDK Hat, Captain Falcon Helmet, Fox McCloud Pistol & Helmet, Ice Climbers Malet, Kirby Star, Link Cap & Hyrulian Shield & Master Sword & Wind Waker Boat, Pit Wings, Balloon Fight Balloons & Helmet, Olimar Suit & Ship… I can keep at this all day Nintendo. We want cool stuff normally only available in Japan!

  • Jocko May

    i would get it if it’s a platinum rewards.

  • http://twitter.com/ziuloliveira Luiz Oliveira

    By the logic…

    When is the year of Samus/Metroid? I want that helmet!

    • Moshugaani

      I want that plush Metroid on my head!

  • WiiUltra

    I see Mario and Luigi’s hat all the time at the swap meet or the mall.
    It would be cool though if it was.

  • Justin Lee

    I dressed up as Luigi for Halloween 3 years ago. I still have the suit, hat, gloves, and mustache. I can say there were a lot of Mario Bros that year lol.

  • ronaldco91

    Hat = Mine = Sold Out

  • http://people.ign.com/returnofthetruth2 ReturnoftheTruth2

    This is the problem with Nintendo’s lack of creativity.  They wore Mario out so now they want to beat you over the head with his once twin brother.  Suck creativity.  Mario and Luigi come from the days of co-op games where one was the star and the other was there just so two people could play.  I know, i’m a troll…

    • ronaldco91

      . . . .

    • WiiUltra

      What do you mean once twin brother? He is still his twin brother.  And Nintendo has never had lack of creativity, they basically created gaming.

      • http://people.ign.com/returnofthetruth2 ReturnoftheTruth2

         Well when they first came out they used to look exactly alike when they first came out, then they made Luigi tall.  I guess this was to give to characters who only really represented two different colors personality.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004717025739 Brian Parra

      or maybe they’re doing this because it’s his 30 year anniversary…

  • SoulSilverZero

    90 more coins ’till I reach Platinum Status >v<

  • bizzy gie

    Wait a minute. Does a WOMAN run WiiUdaily?! Did a WOMAN found this site?!

  • SoulSilverZero

    Call of Duty is definitely innovative with each new title. You’re right, Nintendo never makes anything fun… (sarcasm)

    P.S I meant this as a reply to Donaald but something went wrong…

  • Nashoba Darkwolf

    My significant other looks like Luigi, I am so going to get this hat for him and save it up for one of his anniversery presents. 

  • Andrew

    I really really hope not. I didn’t get the mario hat, I don’t want a Luigi hat either. I want games, like the Punch Out thing a few years back. No hats. No clothing period. Games Nintendo, games.

  • Kuzon

    Great. The first and only time I was able to get plat was 2009 and I love the mario hat. NOW this year I’m able to do it again and I get the Luigi hat.

    Awesome timing.

  • AAAkabob

    Redeemed coins for kirby superstar for VC, pretty pumped to play!

  • Michael Workman

    1. What evidence do you actually have? I  mean, it could be true, but you didn’t really give us a reason to believe it is. I feel like you just wanted to have an article when there wasn’t much to post about.

    2. Why is a plush Luigi hat a good prize? You could go to Spencer’s gifts in the mall around Halloween and they have them by the truckload. Maybe $10? Much better than saving up a bunch of points for years and years so you can get a hat.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1408653024 Brandon Bell

    I would be pleased to have a Luigi hat since I have a Mario Reward!