Fake Luigi invades Japanese Wii launch

During the Wii launch over the weekend at the Akiba Yodobashi, a Japanese store, an over-enthusiastic cosplayer was mistaken for an actual Nintendo employee. Dressed as a huge Luigi (pictured), which was excellently crafted if we say so, he was invited to take part in the festivities upon arrival, walking up to the stage and handing out the first Wii console to a happy customer.

Shortly after, everyone realized this chap was not here on Nintendo's behalf and store employees gripped up the skinnier brother, ushering him out of the store. This was not before news crews had taken tons of footage featuring the cosplayer, which was featured on the local news. Someone took that broadcast and put it on You Tube, which we've embedded into the post past the jump.

[Thanks Alex!]

This article was originally published on Joystiq.