It’s been six long years since Nintendo last released a game in the Luigi’s Mansion series, and with fans beginning to give up hope of another, the announcement that a sequel will hit Nintendo Switch in 2019 is very welcome news indeed.Announced with a trailer during a Nintendo Direct on September 13, 2018 the tentatively named Luigi’s Mansion 3, is set to be released on Switch this Halloween – very spooky indeed.During Nintendo Direct at E3 2019, we got a bunch of new details about what we can expect from the next game in the spooky series. Here’s everything we know so far about Luigi’s Mansion 3.[Update: It’s been confirmed that Luigi’s Mansion 3 will be getting paid DLC with new multiplayer content after its launch. Read on to find out more.]
Cut to the chase
What is it? The third entry in Nintendo’s spooky seriesWhen can I play it? October 31st, 2019What can I play it on? Nintendo SwitchImage credit: NintendoLuigi’s Mansion 3 release date
Luigi’s Mansion 3 will launch for Nintendo Switch on October 31st, 2019 (AKA Halloween!). It’s a very fitting release date for such a spooky title.
Luigi’s Mansion 3 trailers
Gamescom 2019 brought us our longest look at Luigi’s Mansion 3 yet. 30 whole minutes of gameplay showing both single-player and co-op in a brand new garden-themed level. Watch it for yourself below.
Nintendo dropped a more in-depth gameplay trailer for Luigi’s Mansion 3 during E3 2019. Check it out below:
Although the first trailer doesn’t give away much, it does give us a sneak peek at the high quality graphics and gameplay. Check it out below:
Luigi’s Mansion 3 news and rumors
Post-launch DLC and expanded multiplayer contentNintendo quietly updated the official website for Luigi’s Mansion 3 to reveal that after its Halloween launch, “Paid DLC will come to Luigi’s Mansion 3 in the future, adding new content to the ScareScraper and ScreamPark multiplayer modes.” Scarescraper is a co-op multiplayer mode while ScreamPark is a competitive multiplayer so while we can’t be certain of which forms the content will take in the paid DLC, nor how much it will cost, we can surmise that it’ll be at least as diverse as the two modes.PuzzlesThere are plenty of puzzles in the haunted hotel to keep you occupied (as well as a few hidden secrets). It’ll take a combination of Luigi’s Poltergust, plungers and Gooigi to solve them.
Gamescom 2019We got a short amount of time with Luigi’s Mansion 3 at Gamescom. Check out our hands on: Luigi’s Mansion 3 review. If you want a further in-depth look at the game, don’t forget to check out the brand new 30 minutes of footage released during Gamescom above. It gives a look at single-player and co-op in a brand new level of the game. Releasing this HalloweenNintendo has confirmed Luigi’s Mansion 3 will launch on October 31st, 2019 (AKA Halloween).ScareScaper modeThis co-op and competitive mode sees you clearing rooms, taking on ghosts and completing challenges to collect coins. Can be played online or couch co-op.Lots of rooms in the hotelIncluding a greenhouse, film studio, and theatre stage.Gooigi
Luigi can now summon a flubber-like version of himself that can slip through bars and walk over spikes. Even better, a friend can control Gooigi and you can co-op.
Image credit: NintendoNew functionsIncluding Slam (which slams ghosts on the ground), Suction Shot (which attaches the plunger to an item before pulling it away, destorying it), and Burst (an air pressure group attack).StoryLuigi’s Mansion 3 sees Luig being invited to stay in a hotel alongside his friends Mario, Peach and co. But unfortunately the hotel isn’t quite what it seems and things take a dark turn when he arrives. There are some ghost guests who refuse to check out and they’re not exactly friendly.Poltergust G-00Luigi’s got a brand new vacuum, in the form of the Poltergust G-00. This new super sucker can fire plungers, use jet propulsion to increase jumping, and use the Strobulb.
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