Luigi’s Mansion 3 will have paid DLC

Take on spooky specters as you explore a haunted hotel.

It feels like it’s taken forever for a new Luigi’s Mansion to finally grace us. After all, it was six years ago that the last Luigi’s Mansion game released. From what we’ve seen in trailers for this upcoming game, it looks like the wait was well worth it. There are plenty of new features and game modes to get you excited about this new entry in the series. Here’s everything you want to know about Luigi’s Mansion 3.

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Luigi’s Mansion 3

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Defeat ghosts as you search for your friends

The newest game in the Luigi’s Mansion series has you playing once again as the scared plumber. But this time, you’ll be exploring a haunted hotel, using new fighting elements, and have the help of a gooey doppelganger. You can even play the main story with two-player co-op. This game also includes multiplayer modes where up to 8 players can play together either locally or online.

Update: October 7, 2019: The official Luigi’s Mansion website went live in Japan and reveals more information about the game

The hotel is called the Last Resort. You’ll need to obtain an “elevator button” from the boss of each floor in order to progress in the game. Additionally, there will eventually be paid DLC.

Update: September 24, 2019: More insights into Luigi’s new abilities

Luigi has a brand new move in Luigi’s Mansion 3. Now he can use the Poltergust G-00 to pick ghosts up and slam them on the floor.

Update: September 5, 2019: Nintendo Direct reveals ScreamPark multiplayer mode and different themes for each level of the hotel

Each hotel floor has a distinct theme – everything from pirates, to a medieval castle, to ancient Egypt. We also learned that there are more activities in multiplayer than just catching ghosts. You and your friends can compete to get the most coins or hit the most targets in the ScreamPark.

Update: July 17, 2019: Nintendo reveals Halloween release date

Nintendo has officially announced that this highly anticipated game will release on October 31, 2019.

What is the release date for Luigi’s Mansion 3?

The game releases this all hallows eve, October 31st. Not going to lie, staying up late hunting ghosts and eating my favorite candies sounds like the ideal way to celebrate the holiday this year.

What’s the plot in Luigi’s Mansion 3?

Luigi receives a letter inviting him to stay at a luxurious hotel called the Last Resort. He brings along Mario, Peach, and some Toads who all stay the night. Things turn sinister when Luigi discovers his friends have disappeared and ghosts inhabit the hotel. Using Professor E. Gadd’s latest Poltergust G-00, Luigi must capture the unearthly inhabitants, battle foes, and search for his missing friends.

Who is Gooigi?

In addition to playing as Luigi, gamers will often control Gooigi, a gooey version of Luigi created by Professor E. Gadd. Luigi’s doppelganger can walk on spikes, walk through bars, and do a few other tricks that Luigi can’t, but the minute he steps on water he dissolves. You’ll need to switch between using either character to make it through the hotel and reach every item.

The cool thing about this latest game is the addition of two-person co-op similar to what you find in Super Mario Odyssey. You can hand a second controller to a friend; they’ll be able to control Gooigi while you take charge of Luigi. We did note from the E3 presentation that the camera follows both characters instead of favoring the lead. This ought to make it easier to play as the second player than it is in some other games. Since a unique skill set is tied to either character, you’ll have to work together to solve puzzles and get through each room.

What is the hotel like?

The Luigi’s Mansion franchise is known for putting a fun spin on paranormal horror. This game continues the tradition of lighthearted spooks as players explore a different haunted theme on each floor of the Last Resort hotel. Themes include a pirate restaurant, the disco dance hall, a Scottish castle level, and an Egyptian tomb. Coming upon a new level will be an exciting event as the surroundings, challenges, and bosses will have a different feel from those you’ve previously encountered. For instance, you’ll take on a spectral shark in the pirate level, ghostly knights in the castle level, and undead mummies in the tomb level.

In order to progress in the game, players will have to defeat each floor’s boss and obtain an “elevator button” in order to go up a floor.

Are there any new abilities?

There sure are. Professor E. Gadd has been hard at work creating a new Poltergust vacuum and along with it come some new abilities.

  • Slam: Using the Poltergust G-00, Luigi is able to slam specters into the ground or into other ghosts. We’re particularly excited about this new ability since slamming significantly reduces the amount of time it takes to capture spooks.
  • Suction Shot: Luigi has a plunger attachment that he can use to get a good grip on objects. After he shoots the plunger onto an object, he can then pull on the hose and throw the object somewhere in the room. Gooigi can also perform the Suction Shot. If there is a particularly large object, Luigi and Gooigi can work together to remove it by both performing a suction shot and then hurling the object.
  • Burst: Instead of sucking air in, this burst propels air away from Luigi. If Luigi aims his Poltergust at the floor and blasts air he can propel himself upward. This allows him to jump over oncoming objects or to reach higher locations. He can also blow ghosts and garbage around.

Are there any multiplayer party modes? ScareScraper and ScreamPark

It looks like Luigi’s Mansion 3 will be a super fun party game in addition to being an exciting single-player adventure. During the Nintendo Direct presentation at E3 2019, we learned about the ScareScraper, a multiplayer mode that allows up to eight players to collectively search for and capture ghosts within a time limit. You can play together either locally or online. There are plenty of different colored Luigi and Gooigi variants to give each player a distinct looking character when playing with this many people.

In the ScreamPark mode, players are divided into a Luigi team and a Gooigi team and must duke it out to see who’s best. There are a number of activities including ghost hunting, collecting coins in the hotel pool, and breaking the most targets within a time limit. As with all other Switch multiplayer games, you’ll need a Nintendo Switch Online membership to play with other gamers online.

Will there be any DLC?

Yes, there will be DLC that you can pay for. This will unlock additional multiplayer content to the ScareScraper and ScremPark modes. At the moment, we aren’t sure what this multiplayer DLC entails or how much it will be, but we’ll update this section when we learn more.

Will there be any new amiibo for Luigi’s Mansion 3?

We certainly hope so, but at the moment we are unsure if any NFC figures are planned for this game. The 3DS versions responded to Boo, Luigi, Mario, and Toad amiibos. It’s likely these figures could also work with the Switch game, but Nintendo has yet to confirm anything. Since the New Mario Maker 2 game doesn’t feature amiibo support, it’s also possible that this game won’t either. We’ll just have to wait and see.

Nintendo’s announcement trailer at E3

Here’s the full E3 announcement if you’d like to watch it:

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Luigi’s Mansion 3

$60 pre-order at Amazon

Defeat ghosts as you search for your friends

The newest game in the Luigi’s Mansion series has you playing once again as the scared plumber. But this time, you’ll be exploring a haunted hotel, using new fighting elements, and have the help of a gooey doppelganger. You can even play the main story with two people co-op. This game also includes multiplayer modes where up to 8 players can play together either locally or online.

Updated October 7, 2019: Added info found on official Japanese website.

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