The Internet Is Losing It Over Nintendo’s ‘Gooigi’, An Edible Luigi Made Of Goo?
Nintendo has confirmed that he is, indeed, edible.
You’ve met Mario, you’ve met Luigi: now meet Gooigi, a Luigi made of goo.
Honestly, I could end this story right here — you’ve obtained pretty much all the information you’re going to get about Gooigi. He’s a Luigi clone made of a verdant, terminal green gelatinous substance. He’s also a very real part of the forthcoming Luigi’s Mansion 3, and appeared in a trailer for the game that aired at E3 last week.
— Nintendo of Canada (@NintendoCanada) June 11, 2019
That trailer featured Luigi in full, baffling, squelching colour, and the internet is, uh, transfixed? Baffled? Unable to look away?
Nintendo: Gooigi. pic.twitter.com/oeLlpT9bna
— Dia Lacina (@dialacina) June 11, 2019
her: how was work today?
me: so there's a doppelganger of luigi made of goo and his name is gooigi
— Kevin Nguyen (@knguyen) June 11, 2019
my therapist: gooigi isnt real. gooigi cant hurt you
— Edmund @ RESTART POiNT 💛💛💛 (258/300) (@cptedmunddantes) June 11, 2019
Posting “GOOIGI” content to Twitter today. pic.twitter.com/tfcHB6qTbl
— Rocco Botte (@rocco_botte) June 12, 2019
It gets better: there’s also an official Gooigi backstory, which Nintendo producer Kensuke Tanabe shared in an interview with Game Informer last week. Apparently, Nintendo was trying to come up with a way to make Luigi’s Mansion 3 multiplayer, and one strategy was to introduce a copy of Luigi (no Waluigi, sadly).
“While we were doing that, the team happened to be experimenting with using a goo-like material for ghosts,” Tanabe told Game Informer. “They were like, ‘what if we gave them a little more substance and made them out of goo?’ And then those two ideas came together.”
Game Informer also asked Tanabe if Gooigi is edible, to which he responded: “you’re the second person to ask if you can eat Gooigi”.
“It’s probably like gummies so you could eat it. The actual backstory is that Professor E. Gadd extracted a bunch of energy out of the ghost that he captured, and then he accidentally spilled coffee on it, and that’s how the goo was made.”
Let that be a lesson to you: do not, under any circumstances, spill coffee on Ghost Energy. Or do, if Gooigi revs your engine. Who are we to judge?
— flowery dingus (CJ) (@flowerymoron) June 11, 2019
Nintendo Fans: Based on the size of his racket in Mario Tennis compared to the bulge in his shorts, Luigi's penis is roughly 3.7" flaccid.
Nintendo: Meet Gooigi, it's a bunch of goo that comes out of Luigi's body. pic.twitter.com/bgJkyHjmRn
— Ryan Broderick (@broderick) June 11, 2019
Flubber walked so Gooigi could run pic.twitter.com/7GDwZdIECZ
— Kyle Bradford (@spiritandseoul) June 11, 2019
Anyway, if you hadn’t heard of Gooigi before now, we’re so sorry. If, conversely, you can’t get enough of him, Luigi’s Mansion 3 is out later this year.
gooigi implies the existence of a wagooigi pic.twitter.com/6xI7aK9AOG
— Tony Tulathimutte (@tonytula) June 11, 2019