A Nintendo Direct conference during the “Year of Luigi” would not be without news regarding Luigi. In this evenings video conference streamed via Nintendo’s official website and Youtube, it was confirmed that Luigi will be returning to enter the fray in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.
While this was evidently going to be the case, perhaps they felt the need to mention his specific inclusion given Luigi’s origin as a hidden character in the first couple of installments in the series. In the inaugural Nintendo 64 release to unlock Luigi you had to complete Bonus Practice 1 with all original characters while in Super Smash Bros. Melee on the Gamecube you had to complete either 800 vs. Matches or a much more plausible requirement of completing the first stage in “Adventure Mode” with a specific number in the seconds meter.
Either way, you can now add Luigi to your list of confirmed Super Smash Bros. characters for this generation.