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Mario and Luigi-themed Wii remotes coming November 1st

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After the trailer for Super Mario 3D World in today’s Nintendo Direct, Iwata announced that two new themed Wii remotes would be available on November 1st. These remotes are Mario and Luigi themed, so the front is red or green, with the back being blue. Each remote has the iconic M or L symbol on it for Mario and Luigi.

These controllers will be available for $39.99 starting November 1st, and the unique pattern makes them a great item for any Nintendo fan. Will you be picking up one of these controllers? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

    they’re cool, i have to change one of my wii motes.

  • Marcus Navarro

    If one of my Wii remotes kills itself because it can’t handle any more abuse, then sure.

    I have no idea why Nintendo’s pushing Wii remotes when they should be pushing the Wii U.

    • Zuxs13

      They sorta are, its a WiiU branded Wiimote.

    • ItzameyaToad

      Imagine a world where people who didn’t own a Wii,have basic Wii motes without motion plus and those who only have 1 or 2 remotes. There is your answer ;). Plus how good does it look on Nintendo who is basically giving away free Wii motes vs the competition.

    • Ducked

      They should be pushing the Wii U Pro controllers. I was hoping they’d release Mario and Luigi Pro controllers, but instead they do Wiimotes. They must be working on new Pro controllers, hopefully with motion, and a headset jack.

  • Jon

    I got 5 Wii Remotes already though……

    • Marcus Navarro

      LOL what the hell for?

      • Jon

        Well, I had 4, then Skyward Sword came out and I just needed that Zelda Wii remote :D

        • Magnus Eriksson

          Same here. But only four of them are Wii Mote + though.

          • Jon

            I got 4 wii remote + when they came out as I played a lot with my friends, pretty much every night with my roommates

          • JB

            As if I need anymore, they do this to me! I have 14 laying around. Got 4 originals. I ended up buying the motion plus attachments for it. I got four more when they released the Wii Remotes with plus built in. I have the Skyward Sword one and one came bundled with my copy of Wii Sports Resort. Then I bought 4 Black ones to match my Wii U. Haha

            I’m thinking maybe I should pass on these.

          • Marcus Navarro

            DUDE! What the fuck!!! Does everyone have a surplus of Wii remotes? XDDD

          • JB

            Apparently so! HAHA. You gotta figure that you’d need enough Wii Remotes/Nunchucks for multiplayer games. In my case, I decided to switch to Wii Remotes with plus built in because they felt massively more comfortable than the regular ones with the attachment. Then I didn’t want to mismatch my Wii U with the wrong colored Wii Remotes. And I couldn’t help it if they gave away Wii Remotes with games. HAHA.

            Man, when I think about it, Nintendo made a killing off accessories! Especially if you were an early adopter. You’ve got the 3 additional Wii Remotes and nunchucks. Then the comes the classic controller and classic controller pro. So you may get 4 each of those. Then the motion plus attachments were released, so you had to buy four of those. Then comes the Wii Remotes with plus built in. Those feel better, so you get 4 of those. I’ve sunk tons of money into just controllers. FML. Thank goodness Nintendo made them backwards compatible with the Wii U!

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Hahaha! Thought the same thing the other day. Got 4 wii mote plus, 1 white original wii remote. Nunchucks to four of them. Two classic controllers (one of them is a pro), Balance board. Wii U pad. Pro Controllers (and I had two GCN controllers too, but they are useless now). And then a lot of controller accessories. Wheels for MK. Guns for shooters. Ice hockey club etc… :D

          • Arthur Jarret

            Why are your GCn controllers useless now?
            Don’t tell me you already fully beat F-zero GX!

          • Magnus Eriksson

            Haha, you could start to collect though. :D

        • Marcus Navarro

          ROFL! What the hell?! XD

    • crocodileman94

      Amateur. I’ll have 9 after buying these.

      • Jon

        :( I know, I am such a noob

  • Tom Carson

    I’ll wait (and hope) for a legend of zelda wiimote. (I missed out on the skyward sword one while they were cheap)

  • Deezy

    just waiting for Zelda based controllers.

    • Jon

      there was the one on club Nintendo….but by this comment I take it you missed them.

      *Edit*

      actually, those were nun-chucks, but there was the skyward sword one that game with the game.

      • Joey

        Not there anymore….

  • Ducked

    Nintendo is releasing all these Wii U games bundled with Wii remotes, then they have to come out with cool Mario and Luigi remotes! What am I gonnna do with all these wiimotes!?

    • crocodileman94

      save them and use the one you feel for. I got Wiimotes and Nunchucks in 7 different colors, and I’m going to buy these two, hoping for nunchuck counterparts in the future.

      • BIG Franky

        yep…. why not colored nunchuks? i have red, blue, pink, black, and white remotes and only white/black nunchuks… annoying. oh wait… i do have a red nintendo brand nunchuk.
        (and yes, i tried the pink/blue off brand nunchucks…i think nyko… and they’re garbage. fell apart in weeks)

    • Lusunup

      :)

    • Nicolas Eddowes

      Sell your older Wiimotes, or lend them

      • Ducked

        I’ll probably end up doing that

    • Merrfn

      Perfect for me. Only one of my four 3rd party Wiimotes is still working. We need four new Wiimotes, so this is a win for me. However I feel like getting nothing but “customised” Wiimotes, as in Wiimotes that are not black or white.

      • readypembroke

        Are they the Nyko WANDs?

        • Merrfn

          No idea what the branding or model is.

          • readypembroke
          • Merrfn

            Nope. Definitely no Nyko branding.

          • Ducked

            Well Nyko wii wands are the worst. PDP makes the best off brand controllers.

          • Merrfn

            Here I looked at them closer and took a photo of them. Branding is “Spartan”. Seen this 3rd party Wiimote before?

          • Ducked

            Never seen it. But it looks pretty bad.

          • readypembroke

            LOVE their Nerf GamePad case and Afterglow 360 controllers. does the Afterglow Wiimotes have good battery life?

          • Ducked

            Battery probably lasts about two hours less then Nintendo’s Wiimote. But I’ve had it for over two years.

      • Ducked

        Yeah, I’ve got two afterglow Wiimotes. They work great! Just wish battery life wasn’t so poor.

        • Merrfn

          Good for you! Wish I had just gone full price rather the the cheap route, because now it will just end up with me paying more…

      • hahahero

        Hey Merrfn, I’m curious of your brand as well. All my motion plus wands are Nyko. I got them cheap at Best Buy. Do they crap out quickly? It may be just me but they seem a little less responsive than Nintendo’s.

        • Merrfn

          No idea what the branding is. Picked them up at my local EA Games (gamestop) and they worked for the first 3 days. The problem with them is they literally wont sync and they bug out all the time. We could sync them initially but eventually the lights started flashing blue, would not work and would not sync.

          The motion controls were not very good, but they worked most of the time. We are down to one Wiimote, and we plan to buy some first party Wiimotes at christmas.

          • hahahero

            Whelp, sounds like you’ve got a good excuse to buy some Mario/Luigi wiimotes

    • http://waluigi.com/ Waluigi

      Buy a purple Wii remote

      • Ducked

        If it was a ‘W’ on it I will

        • http://waluigi.com/ Waluigi

          You mean a Γ

          • Διονύς84

            what’s funny is that in Greek Waluigi would be transliterated as Γουαλουίτζι

    • howling_wolf1334:[

      Garage sale!!! Or even better… Trade in at ur local Gamestop!!!1 Lol…

      • Ducked

        Yeah, GameStop might give me $10 bucks.

        • Javy G

          For all four of Wiimotes together… Sadly, Yes.

          • BIG Franky

            IF THAT…. i usually give that stuff away…. would rather have friends get it than get a dollar or two from Gamestop.

  • Jacob T. Plante

    Even though I like Luigi better than Mario, I’m actually having a hard time deciding which one looks best!! XD

    • Merrfn

      I prefer Mario more then Luigi, and the Luigi Wiimote looks way better IMO.

      • Guest

        Call me stupid, but what does IMO stand for?

        • Jacob T. Plante

          In My Opinion

        • Merrfn

          I remember when I didn’t know all the slang to fit in with the internet hipsters…

          IMO= In My Opinion

          • Arthur Jarret

            Real hipsters don’t use internet slang, as far as I am personally concerned.

            By the way, has anyone who played GTA V reached the conversation between michael and trevor about hipsters yet? I almost pissed myself laughing so hard! Google it if you don’t plan on getting the game!

  • Petri

    Think I’d pass, going to have more than enough motes with upcoming bundles.

  • Joey

    Awesome, I am gonna buy both since i do not have enough motion plus built in. I love the colors :)

  • Adrian

    Darn, I kind of wish I didn’t already have a maxed out controller situation….although on the other hand, I would never pay full retail for a controller.

    • LoZ4life98

      Yeah, I only have one wii remote, but I could get two of these for the price of one used on ebay.

  • palomino blue

    They’ve gotta have a bundle for 3D world. Honestly I liked the light blue remote they showed on the direct more than these 2.

  • Big-B

    Two for me. Two for Ebay.

  • Merrfn

    Luigimotes all the way.

    • Marcus Navarro

      #TeamFennekin, motherfucker.

      • Merrfn

        Fennekin Wiimotes? :O

        • Marcus Navarro

          No. Just #TeamFennekin. Look at this cute motherfucker and tell me that you wouldn’t kill for it. LIE IN MY FACE!!!

          Edit: never mind…

  • Jack5221

    Buying the Luigi remote! After all… it is the year of Luigi!!

    • Merrfn

      Looks so much better then the Mario Wiimote in my opinion.

  • Random12multi

    The Golden Wiimote from skyword sword would look great with these

  • WolfgangAmadeusMozart
  • Kirbyomega

    Plus the one from Wii Party U. I hope they have a Kirby one… I have 4 nunchuks and 2 wii motes………..

    • crocodileman94

      I have 7 different colored Wiimotes with matching Nunchucks, and I’m going to buy these two hoping for matching nunchucks in the future.

      • Guest

        ;n; gimme one!!!! XD

  • Igor

    Ho Ho it’s been a while, but finally something that I like. (They could have done the Wii U itself like this, looks very cool)

  • CMB

    Should have done pro controller

  • Guest

    Echo

  • Christopher Acuna

    ZOMG!!!! I might have to cancel my PS4 pre order so that I can afford all this Nintendo Goodness.

  • Anna

    This double comment glitch is annoying. This double comment glitch is annoying.

    • crocodileman94

      I fully agree with you. I fully agree with you.

      • Arthur Jarret

        I’m seeing double. Am I drunk? I don’t remember drinking so I must be.

  • Elitepwnsface

    I don’t understand why they seem to be pushing the wii so hard when the current console is the Wii “U”. I just got this feel that the more they push these remotes into the wii u life cycle the more the wii u will end up being an hd wii. I really don’t want more motion control this coming up console generation(lack of better word). Makes me worried that games like Zelda U and other future titles will have motion controls(i have had enough of said things(want to say gimmick so bad).I might just be mad but i had a hard time with pikman 3 because it almost made you play with a wii remote. Just my thoughts…

    • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

      i don’t see this as a bad move.

    • howling_wolf1334:[

      Them should come with the option of playing it the way u like most… Classic controls or Motion controls…

    • Chris Jones

      eh they have Wii U branding on them and games on the Wii U use these remotes such as pikmin 3. You will be sad for this genertaion of consoles the Xbox 1 ships with kinect with integrated motion controls ready for use

      • Elitepwnsface

        I will not be buying a xbox one. Shoot i wont even get a ps4 till i see the time is right. Gimmicks plague a lot of things these days.

        • Chris Jones

          Yeah I hate gimmicks but sooner or later gimmicks can turn into the norm

  • Andreas Sunde

    I needz these, yeees.

  • Wiiluigi

    Where are the Mario and luigi themed gamepads? where are the games that support the second Gamepad?! And they pushed back tropical freeze!?! Aw man!!! I have like 6 wiimotes already. I love nintendo but really?!?

  • Guest

    Cool now all we need is a toad and peach wiimote and people could have matching wiimotes for Super Mario 3D World!

  • Niknique

    Cool now all we need is a toad and peach wii remote and people can have matching wii remotes for Super Mario 3D World. Though I’d much prefer a kirby or wario one :P

  • Mitch Hall

    Unrelated, but I’m having an issue. The left stick on my Gamepad feels like it’s grinding against rubber whenever I move it. Right analog feels fine.

    Anyone know how to fix it?

    • Michael DeVore

      Sorry, I have a ps3 control with a similar issue. It may cause game play issues eventually if not already. To fix it you’d have to reseal the cradle the stick sits in or replace the stick. Both are a pain. Trying to fix it will make it worse if you fail. Right now the broken cradle is held together by the casing. If you open it the part will move and probably never work properly again. If it’s still under warranty call Nintendo, and have them fix it. They should have the right parts to do it.

  • Arthur Jarret

    Cool addition to my white, black, full red and gold wii-remotes. The white and black aren’t motion plus anyway, so could use some time off in the ol’ massive drawer of unused nintendo accessories.

  • https://twitter.com/Onyzora Ony

    Now we need a Peach, Toad, Yoshi, Kirby, Metroid, Megaman and Sonic wiimotes :3

  • readypembroke

    At least I know where $80 is going to of my christmas money!!!!! and with the 2 and the black remote, I will have 6 remotes! 2 Nyko and eventually 4 Wii Remotes!

  • http://people.ign.com/pdxmojo81 Pdxmojo81

    They might as well release a Toad and Princess version. I think that would be smarter, not that I would personally buy them.

  • Denvy

    Pretty cool if you don’t have any remotes from last generation. But I’m not replacing perfectly good Wiimote+ for these.

  • blindtiger

    i almost want my wiimotes to break so i can buy these… all of mine are original white wiimotes without the plus.

  • Tim van Broekhoven

    I already have 2 white ones, 1 gold zelda one and I will pick up both of these. Oh and I’ll also get Wii party u, with ANOTHER wii mote.
    I’ll be swimming in wiimotes this fall bitches

    • crocodileman94

      You call that swimming in wiimotes? I have a black one, a white one, a light-blue one, a pink one, a red one, a dark-blue one, a gold zelda one, and matching nunchucks to all of them. I’m also going to buy these two.

  • Arthur Jarret

    On an unrelated note, I really enjoy being able to post screenshots straight from the wii u now!

  • Shane ♓

    This is perfect! I only have two legit remote pluses and these are sweet enough to buy anyway. Oh Nintendo my wallet pines for you.

  • 00EpicGamer00

    The perfect Christmas gift for me :)