Nintendo just announced that Luigi’s Mansion 3 game will be released on 31 October 2019 this Halloween. How appropriate!
The first Luigi’s Mansion game came out in 2001 for the GameCube and the sequel came out in 2013 for Nintendo 3DS.
The newest Luigi adventure is developed by Next Level Games. It sees Luigi’s dream vacation get turned nightmare as he, Mario and friends check into a luxurious but haunted hotel, the Last Resort.
Turns out, it’s all a trick by King Boo to capture Mario and the gang! Don’t worry, Professor E. Gadd returns to help Luigi go up and down the hotel’s dangerous floors to save his friends.
When asked why change the setting to a hotel and not another mansion, Nintendo producer Kensuke Tanabe told Eurogamer.net, “With the overall hotel structure and different floors, we wanted players to be able to visualise how the hotel was set up. So, for example, if there’s water dripping through the ceiling, maybe there’s a bathtub upstairs and you should look up there. Having that kind of three-dimensional exploration is something we put a lot of focus on.”
It’s similar to its predecessor Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, though with a more open-ended level structure. You have to explore the big hotel where each floor has its own theme. The main m
“The main method of exploring the hotel is the elevator, but its buttons are missing and you have to get them by defeating bosses. It doesn’t necessarily go up in order, either. You may find yourself on the seventh floor, then the third floor, jumping around,” added Tanabe.
New weapon upgrade, new friend
In this game, Luigi gets an upgraded Poltergust G-00 and a new friend Gooigi, an all-green doppelganger created by Professor E. Gadd, to help tackle the ghosts. Gooigi can fit through tight spaces, walk on spikes and go through any obstacles that Luigi can’t.
Play solo or with friends
You also get to play both Luigi and Gooigi, either as one player or two players with a friend.
For more multiplayer fun, play the game in ScareScraper mode and race the clock to clear objectives on a series of floors. This mode can be played locally (couch co-op style) or online, with up to 8 players on 4 Nintendo systems.