The Year of Luigi officially ends March 18

Luigi's time in the spotlight will conclude on March 18, when The Year of Luigi officially comes to a close. The clock's ticking on your "in this, The Year of Luigi" jokes!

The Year of Luigi is Nintendo's marketing campaign celebrating the 30th anniversary of Mario's slender and squeamish brother. The promotion began in early 2013 and heralded the release of Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, Super Luigi U, a custom 3DS bundle and other Luigi-centric goods.

In the announcement post on Miiverse, Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto says The Year of Luigi Community and its Developers' Room will shut down next month, and no new posts will be accepted on Miiverse. "Thanks to everyone's kind support, we were able to release many Luigi games over the course of the year," Miyamoto writes. "I hope everyone continues to cheer for the green brother!"

Regardless of your feelings toward gaming's under-appreciated bro, we can all agree The Year of Luigi was a success and has enriched all of our lives – if only for that time we watched Miyamoto try to vacuum up Iwata.
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This article was originally published on Joystiq.