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US Retailer Lists Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon For Wii U

Posted by Damien McFerran

Newegg claims the 3DS title is making the jump to Wii U this year

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon — or Luigi's Mansion 2, if you're in Europe — was one of 2013's stand-out 3DS titles. It was so good that some lamented the fact that it was on a handheld — it was exactly the kind of epic experience that the Wii U could really have done with during its lean spell earlier this year.

If you were one of the people who wished for a domestic version of this spooky title then you may be interested to learn that US retailer Newegg.com has listed a Wii U version on its site, with a release date of December 31st.

Of course, online retailers are famous for speculative listings which turn out to be utter nonsense, but in this case Newegg.com has insisted the posting is accurate.

Speaking to Nintendo News, a Newegg.com representative said:

We have listed all the applicable information from the manufacturers on the website. All the information you see on Newegg.com comes directly from the manufacturer. We guarantee the information provided on our website. All the information on the item page is from the manufacturer and we do guarantee that information.

Of course, no retailer is going to admit that they are wrong, and it seems inconceivable that Newegg.com has been trusted with such important information by Nintendo.

What are your feelings on this? Do you think Newegg.com knows something everyone else doesn't, or is this yet another case of a retailer guessing at future titles? Post a comment to tell us what you think.

[via newegg.com, nintendonews.com]

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gloom

#1

gloom said:

If it does come to Wii U I certainly won't be complaining. Day 1 purchase for sure even though I have the 3ds copy!

Goginho

#2

Goginho said:

What's the point though?
I doubt this. They should just develop a new Luigi's Mansion (if they aren't already), seeing as how it would be a perfect fit for the Wii U.

MeWario

#3

MeWario said:

Never terribly excited when a game gets upscaled for a device it wasn't made for... Would be excited for all the Wii U owners that haven't gotten the chance to experience this awesome game though :)

SanderEvers

#4

SanderEvers said:

Possible but unlikely.

Nintendo would've announced it.

Edit: however it is the year of Luigi.

cookiex

#6

cookiex said:

If it was coming this year Nintendo would've announced it by now.

I love Luigi's Mansion; Dark Moon, but I think WiiU would be much better off with a straight sequel (which I can see happening in a few years) as opposed to a port. Not that I believe this listing is legit anyway.

Emblem

#7

Emblem said:

Pretty sure this is a mistake just like amazons earthbound listing which is still taking preorders lol.

ToniK

#8

ToniK said:

If they remade it at least partly and maybe add some levels or something, this would be extremely cool. Although I was totally happy with the 3DS version and wouldn't buy it again on U.

Coggit

#9

Coggit said:

remaking the game already? :S I'd much rather Nintendo make an sequel, rather than just a rehash (especially so quickly after release on the 3DS anyway...).

5ony

#10

5ony said:

So... I suppose it would be the opposite of what Nintendo did with Donkey Kong Country Returns?
I dunno, Resident Evil Revelations was said to look worse when it was upscaled to the HD consoles. If this turns out to be true, Nintendo would need a lot of polish to make a 3DS game look good on Wii U. Of course, it could all just be a slip up from Newegg.

Beechbone

#11

Beechbone said:

I wanted to buy Luigi's Mansion on 3DS for quite some time. If they will release it on Wii U I will have to decide which version to get.

erv

#13

erv said:

I don;t know if this is a valid lead, but given its success, nintendo would be mad NOT to make a luigi's mansion for wii u. I doubt it would be dark moon though.

The possibilities are endless, both for single player (gamepad to check around you for instance) and multiplayer (online co-oping a perhaps generated floor of puzzles and ghosties? yes please) online and local.

Look at how much fun nintendoland is because of luigi's mansion. Holy messy feces, this game could be great.

Romeo

#14

Romeo said:

i hope not...
enjoyed the game on the 3DS, but what's the point of releasing this game for the Wii U shortly after?

  • most people who own a Wii U, own a 3DS/3DS XL as well, you know it's true
    everybody got a 3DS xD

right now.. the Wii U needs exlusives. not talking about Nintendo exclusives... Wii U exclusives!

in a few years they can think about doing this.

MikeLove

#15

MikeLove said:

This can't possibly be true. Nintendo loves double dipping, but this would be a new low for them.

Spanjard

#16

Spanjard said:

I don't own a 3ds, so this would be great, but a new one even better ofcourse.

Luigi's manion is supposed to be on a home console anyway :/

MAB

#18

MAB said:

I like how people whine about it when they have a choice not to buy it. If it does show up on the WiiU eShop I will impulse buy it some time down the track... Some of us don't like the gimmicky 3DS so we haven't bought alot of games for it ;)

Yoshis_VGM

#19

Yoshis_VGM said:

I'd rather have a new Luigi's Mansion game for Wii U than a port of Dark Moon, in all honesty. Dark Moon was perfectly crafted around the 3DS, now they need to make a third game that embraces the GamePad. Plus the environment would look simply stunning in HD.

I wouldn't go off saying this is true. Nintendo would've mentioned something. Although, one retailer did list a "Super Mario 3D Land 2" for 3DS, and well, now look, we have 3D World for Wii U. I still wouldn't count on it though.

Nintendo, please just make a new Luigi's Mansion game for the Wii U. And put the Polterpup in it.

Tonytroll

#20

Tonytroll said:

I doubt that this is true but after all 2013 is the year of Luigi. Would instabuy the game since I dont own a 3DS.

Tsuchinoko

#22

Tsuchinoko said:

Honestly I don't see the problem. It worked for Monster Hunter 3G/3U, so if they have the chance to release a WiiU version, then why complain about it. Its a really good game.
It does seem a bit strange that only this one retailer knows about it, and it is almost the middle of October. Take this with a huge grain of salt either way.

@Madaussiebloke Really? It seems a bit late to still be calling it gimicky this late in the game with how successful its been, especially since the 3D can be very easily turned off. Many games don't even use it.

Jaydenn

#23

Jaydenn said:

This is the game that the Wii U deserves, but not the one it needs right now.

allav866

#24

allav866 said:

I'd be more excited if it was an HD remake of Luigi's Mansion on the GameCube. It hasn't even been a year since Dark Moon came out.

Kirk

#25

Kirk said:

Please make this be true.

Luigi's Mansion 2 on 3DS is great and an HD version with possibly slightly tweaked controls to work with the GamePad, probably including some basic integration for the map and stuff, would be brilliant.

I hope this is happening but I'm not really expecting it to be true.

Edit: They could EVEN do a little compilation pack with a re-release of the GC game bundled with the HD version of Luigi's Mansion 2; if they were really smart.

WiiLovePeace

#27

WiiLovePeace said:

Awesome! I simply haven't been able to buy Luigi's Mansion 2 & have wanted to for a while but if I could buy it on the Wii U that would be awesome :D I hope the online multiplayer survives the transition. Hope it's true :D

NintyMan

#28

NintyMan said:

This is more than likely a mistake. I think Wii U would be better off with a sequel rather than a port. Nintendo also would have announced it by now too.

Big_L91

#30

Big_L91 said:

yeah it should be a sequel although i would really really love a luigis mansion with wii remote motion controls for the flash light and vaccum

nik1470

#32

nik1470 said:

I would pay good money for this but agree with the article. Why would Nintendo give them public information on a unannocuned title smells like a PR stunt.

meltendo

#33

meltendo said:

Please no, Nintendo...I'm starting to feel "rerelease" fatigue. Just release a "Super Game Boy"-like device for the Wii U that allows us to play 3DS games on the Wii U...

jord91

#34

jord91 said:

I sincerely hope not,this game was perfect for 3ds in my opinion,i thought the 3d in this title added to the atmosphere a great deal

Samurai_Goroh

#35

Samurai_Goroh said:

I still plan to play it on 3DS. I'm not keen on having portable ports on the home console from Nintendo itself. Make Luigi's Mansion 3 for Wii U from the ground up instead.

ScorpionMG

#36

ScorpionMG said:

That would be cool, but i doubt it will come on the 31st of december, I've seen lots of games listed as 31st of december a month ago (like sonic & mario at socchi, Yoshi Yarn, 3d world)

rjejr

#37

rjejr said:

Dec 31 is always a hlder date, and no way no-how itowul dbe only $39.99, 10 yr. old WW HD is $49.99.

I would have ordered it anyway just to make sure but $6.69 shipping is too weird. I don' tthink I've ever paid shipping for anything at Newegg. Not that they don't charge it but you can avoid it if you try. Most videogames haev this listed:

FREE Super Eggsaver (4-7 Business Days)

I do want this though, no doubt at all.

MrGawain

#39

MrGawain said:

I find it very unlikely to be true. Dark Moon is designed for the 3ds, and would show up how short it is to be a U title.

MAB

#40

MAB said:

@Tsuchinoko Yeah mate, The only games I'm waiting for are Cult County and those Megadrive 3D classics. You guys have more games in Japan and you probably get street passes just by sitting in your house... The WiiU is my gaming/internet/movie device while the 3DS has been delegated to my sitting on the crapper Game Gear VC console ;)

Araknie

#41

Araknie said:

Yeah, i'd buy if they drop the mission system, that nice to have on a portable console but a total block on the head on a home console.

Dark Moon it's a portable suitable game so it need that and many other changes to be an home console suitable game, if that doesn't get done it's gonna be totally useless.

Provided that we have to believe to this people.

mystman12

#42

mystman12 said:

Well that's odd. If this has any truth to it, I think it's more likely an HD remake of the original or something. I just don't see why they would re-release Dark Moon. But, I really think this probably just a big mistake. But, even if it isn't, you really can't complain about it. Will it hurt anyone if they re-release either one of the games? Nope, all it could do is help the Wii U a little more.

MikeLove

#43

MikeLove said:

@mystman12

It makes Nintendo look desperate/devoid of new ideas if they are re-releasing a game on the Wii-U that came out just a few months ago on the 3DS.

SphericalCrusher

#45

SphericalCrusher said:

Wow! I would be interested in seeing the graphics on WiiU since it would be a port and not built from the ground up. Would they want to do that? Or just start from scratch? Nonetheless, awesome!

SetupDisk

#46

SetupDisk said:

It would be great stuff since I never got the 3DS sequel yet even though I love d the first one.

ricklongo

#47

ricklongo said:

I would much rather have a sequel. Dark Moon would definitely benefit from the glory of HD, though.

It's unlikely I'll double dip, especially with so many games in my must-buy list already, but I wouldn't complain if this turned out to be true.

DarkNinja9

#50

DarkNinja9 said:

same here i hope its not true i mean i already got the 3ds one which was fun and for them to port it would just make more bad news it seems ppl will just say Wii U can only have "remakes" and "ports" no originals :|

just look at the donkey kong game its a sequel and yet that was looked bad even the wii to 3ds port >.<

Dogpigfish

#51

Dogpigfish said:

@ActionMan Are you kidding? This would put Nintendo back on track to compete with Sony. Sony takes their best franchises and has them on handheld and console. This is a creative solution for capitalizing on their franchises. I would only hope they give us pikmin 3 on 3ds like they did with Donkey Kong.

Jellitoe

#52

Jellitoe said:

I would probably pick this up. Son's got the 3DS version, but I have not played it. Reduced price though, hopefully 39.99

NbaJunkie

#54

NbaJunkie said:

I would be more excited about a GameCube virtual console featuring Luigis mansion. I've played through dark moon it's an exceptional game on the 3ds.But Nintendo needs original ideas to make wiiu flourish not more ports.

BlackStar9000

#55

BlackStar9000 said:

@MadAussieBloke besides the 3d Feature which should be better, what else is a gimmick about the 3DS? the fact that the games are more numerous and far superior gameplay wise to any other handheld device? that includes my vita and mobile games.

zeldagaymer93

#56

zeldagaymer93 said:

I would much rather see the original Luigi's Mansion in the Virtual Console. That would be a great way to end the Year of Luigi. They haven't spoken about him in the past few directs... It seems like the first half of the year was really the "Half-year of Luigi."

MAB

#57

MAB said:

@BlackStar9000 Nothing new or exciting has hit the 3DS just the same tired old crap over and over... Throwing the Vita into a wall would be the best handheld experience at the moment ;)

Genesaur

#58

Genesaur said:

It seems highly unlikely, but I also hope that this isn't the case. That game was designed around the 3DS. A port - even a good one - to Wii U would only further add to the notion that Nintendo is being lazy with their current home console. We all know their efforts are best directed elsewhere.

FishieFish

#59

FishieFish said:

If this game comes out I hope they still include online multiplayer and maybe a few new online modes too.

bizcuthammer

#60

bizcuthammer said:

If its a port then i hope its false. If its a new game in the series, then i hope its true. But i dont wanna buy the same game i just beat a few months ago next year. Its one thing to bring Wind Waker to WiiU, cause its a classic game over 10 years old. But a game that just released back in the spring on a current console? No thanks.

MikeLove

#61

MikeLove said:

@Dogpigfish

Glad to see you are happy buying recycled games, especially ones that are released so close together.

I don't own a Vita, but I assume the games that are released on both the PS3/Vita are different, and not just downscaled versions of the same game which released on the PS3 originally.

Nothing wrong with having the same franchises on different systems, but to keep re-releasing the same game across both platforms reeks of desperation and a lack of creativity.

Tasuki

#62

Tasuki said:

I have yet to get this game on the 3Ds I just might hold off and get it on the Wii U if this is true.

Reverandjames

#63

Reverandjames said:

I've always thought this game was a better fit on Wii U... I didn't understand the need to have it in 3D, and the gyro controls seemed pointless as you cannot view the screen properly while moving the 3DS around.

@MadAussieBloke You can't be seriously trolling the 3DS when you are planning to pick up the collection of ' the same tired old crap' mega drive games on VC!?

gaby_gabito

#64

gaby_gabito said:

I have been eyeing this game since before release and still have yet to play it. I'll definitely get it if it comes to Wii U!

NMH-TRI

#65

NMH-TRI said:

@ActionMan If it's priced right, I'd pick this up. Recycled or not, I've not played the 3DS version and would be happier with a Wii U one. If they start releasing the same games on 3DS/WiiU respectively, I see no issue with it. People enjoyed the "recycled" RE:Revelations. You do realize that some people have a Wii U and not a 3DS right? You do realize that not everyone with a 3DS has purchased Dark Moon right?

Why does it matter to you if it seems like a desperate move anyway? A good game is a good game, regardless of the intentions, state of a company, or its console sales. Are you concerned with games or business decisions?

Reverandjames

#66

Reverandjames said:

@ActionMan Silent Hill, Metal Gear Solid, Jak and Daxter, Ratchet and Clank, Halo, Devil May Cry have all seen HD collections. Sony and Micrsoft are also at it, why shouldn't Nintendo get in on it? Not everyone has both a 3DS and Wii U, so I think it's good to make their best selling releases on both consoles.

JuanitoShet

#67

JuanitoShet said:

Don't own a Wii U, but I wouldn't purchase a Wii U version if it became available. New games, Nintendo! :B

MikeLove

#68

MikeLove said:

@Jimtendo
All those HD collections you listed off were re-releases of games that were several years old, and which appeared on a previous console generations systems.

Nintendo is re-releasing the same games across multiple platforms within the same console generation, or at least within a year or two of their original releases. Its a simple cash grab and makes Nintendo look bad.

People feel the same way about movie/music companies when they are constantly re-releasing the same films/albums on different formats and in "special edition" releases over and over again.

@NMH-TRI

People enjoyed the RE:Revelations re-release? Then how come on this website (and others) there was an outcry saying it was a cheap move on Capcom's part? And how come it sold so poorly on Wii-U and was an absolute failure?
http://www.vgchartz.com/game/71526/resident-evil-revelations/

Reverandjames

#70

Reverandjames said:

@ActionMan I definitely see your point, but my point still stands that people who do not own a 3DS can now enjoy the game, and I'm sure there is a minority (me included) who feel that it should have been released on Wii U in the first place and would like to see it in HD.

As for Resident Evil Revelations, yes, it was pretty bad that they re released a crappy version for home consoles, I guess they wanted make some more money on an IP that they thought would sell a lot more than it did on 3DS

MikeLove

#71

MikeLove said:

@Jimtendo

I don't think this game will actually be released, but if it does, I think it will sell poorly.

Based on no hard evidence, I would have to say that a large majority of Wii-U owners also already own a 3DS (32 million 3DS's and 3.6 million Wii-U's sold), so they have already had the opportunity to play/purchase Luigi's Mansion. How many of them are going to re-purchase the same game within a year or so? Not many I would assume.

TromboneGamer

#72

TromboneGamer said:

If this is true the only reason I would have to even play it on Wii U is if Wiimote n nunchuck are supported.

Dreamcaster-X

#73

Dreamcaster-X said:

Put me down for a copy. I rarely play my 3DS & haven't purchased this yet so it'll be a definite buy for me! Glad to see it come to the Wii U!!!

unrandomsam

#74

unrandomsam said:

@BlackStar9000 The quality of the software is not high enough.

(If the 3D slider is off you should be able to get 60fps. Dead or Alive Dimensions is the only game I know that the developer bothered to do that for.)

The American NES and SNES had 60fps nothing should be released without it.

Xiao_Pai

#76

Xiao_Pai said:

Nintendo would've said something by now...and I highly doubt they would make a port/remake of Dark Moon this soon.

Samurai_Goroh

#77

Samurai_Goroh said:

I agree with ActionMan, this would make Nintendo look bad and desperate, this would make Nintendo look like Capcom, heaven forbid.
The handheld and the home console should have a bunch of exclusive, compelling reasons to own each one.
If Nintendo wants to remake Luigi's Mansion, it would be much better if they made a full HD remake of the GCN original like they did with Wind Waker. It's been over 12 years, so it's more than acceptable. But I would still prefer Luigi's Mansion 3. Just no handheld ports, please.

DerpSandwich

#78

DerpSandwich said:

Sounds like nonsense. I do hope that a Luigi's Mansion makes it to Wii U, but I think they would do better to make a new one.

UnseatingKDawg

#80

UnseatingKDawg said:

Well... if it's coming to Wii U, then I have a new Wii U game to get. If not, well, I still have it on 3DS.

uneek

#81

uneek said:

if its true. another addition to the wii u library. and i think there's a lot of game being develop for wii u that are not yet annouce. and they already told as that them want to annouce games a short time before a games is release. we have a lot of games coming. just have faith.

NMH-TRI

#82

NMH-TRI said:

@ActionMan

Haha, because the vocal minority on a website is a good representation of the gaming population? Okay...

RE: Revelations sold six digits for 360 and PS3, 3DS doubling the sales of the next highest platform. Wii U version is sitting above Injustice, Ninja Gaiden, Need for Speed, Splinter Cell, and Wonderful 101. With those combined (minus 3DS) it seems that roughly 1/2 million MORE people purchased it. I guess nobody is enjoying it, huh? Do you care about how good a game is or would you rather cry about it being a commercial "failure"? It's nonsense. If a game fails after a port or on release, that's the publisher/developers problem.

Port from 3DS or not, who are you to say what people do or don't enjoy? Nobody. Are commenters on IGN, NeoGaf, Gamefaqs, or Nintendolife the voice of gamers? To even imply that by using what you perceive as an "outcry" on a website is ridiculous.

SubZer023

#83

SubZer023 said:

Thats the poopiedoodledingdongledoggiedoos i dont like i love Wii U but im tried of all these people that dont have a 3DS/XL complaing because they can't get a game thats made for 3ds this is the thrid time this has happened, Resident evil Revelations, Castlevaina, and now luigi mansion no .-.
Watch the profanity please — TBD

retro_player_22

#84

retro_player_22 said:

As much as I like Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, I rather prefer a new entry in the franchise over a port anyday.

One-Winged-Pit

#85

One-Winged-Pit said:

Hmm well I still have not gotten the 3DS one and from what I heard a second analog stick would have been better.

Blue_Yoshi

#86

Blue_Yoshi said:

Hmmm well I think this is interesting but chancers are they may have made a mistake as this is the "Year of Luigi" and surely an important Luigi announcement would have made headlines in a Nintendo Direct, unless they wish to release it next year as a throwback to the Year of Luigi, that's most likely why the release date is December 31, it's likely to be announced next year.

Giygas_95

#87

Giygas_95 said:

@gloom Yeah, same here. That game is a ridiculous amount of fun! :d

@One-Winged-Pit I thought so too initially, but actually, it works great without it. You can only vacuum ahead of you or up, but anything you need to suck up will get pulled in since the poltergust has a pretty wide range. You can also use the gyro sensor. :)

Banker-Style

#88

Banker-Style said:

If this does happen,then Nintendo will be shooting themselves in the foot, a sequel in 2015 however that's a different matter

strongest_link

#89

strongest_link said:

Doesn't make much sense. The install base for the 3DS is already fairly high, so you would have to figure that the vast majority of people interested in this title already have it. As such, this doesn't seem like it can sell many copies, let alone be a Wii U system seller. Unless a Wii U version would have significant enhancements or bonus experiences to encourage double dipping, this probably wouldn't perform very well.

On the other hand, a remake of the original, or a digital re-release, could attract a lot of people who played New Moon (2) but didn't play the original.

Nintomdo64

#91

Nintomdo64 said:

I always thought this game would have been better suited for wii u. I hope this is true, although the wii u release should have both games or extra content. I'm a sucker though, so I'd buy it either way.

GearsOfWarU

#93

GearsOfWarU said:

Super Stoked as I Don't own a 3DS... would love to get to play Luigis Mansion Dark Moon & Kid Icarus Uprising on my Wii U

uhhhhhhhh

#94

uhhhhhhhh said:

This is one of the rare cases where I would buy a duplicate version. I would LOVE this on the wii U (and for possible local multiplayer)

Perhaps this is also a hint that Nintendo would finally put some stereoscopic 3D content on the Wii U as well!!!

Captain_Balko

#96

Captain_Balko said:

Nope, nope, nope, nope, NOPE.

Already played on 3DS. If this doesn't turn out to be a lie, I will be upset. Makes no marketing sense, why would you release a Wii U version within a year... NOPE.

tanookisuit

#97

tanookisuit said:

I wouldn't be surprised since they did it to DKC Returns but in the other direction (wii to 3ds.) If they priced it down at $40 and sold it for the WiiU I could see people buying it and in some cases re-buying it for another go on the big screen. I wouldn't, it's nice, but I forgot I had it awhile ago and got into other stuff and only did the first mansion. It's nice but I prefer the GC one I think a bit more, but I should go back and play again to be sure. One copy is enough for me, same with DKCR.

Caryslan

#98

Caryslan said:

Before everyone dismisses this, keep in mind one thing. How many Handheld titles have gotten home console ports over the last few years? So far, we have seen God of War: Ghost of Sparta, God of War: Chains of Olympus, Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker, Resident Evil: Revelations, Assassin's Creed: Liberation, and Castlevania: Lords of Shadow Mirror of Fate all get home console ports, many of them whithin a year of the portable versions original release.

My question is why do people think Nintendo won't take advantage of an easy source of money? Why is this rumor so hard to believe? Its a new trend to take handheld games and port them to consoles later on. Capcom, Ubisoft, Sony, and Konami are already doing it.

What would stop Nintendo if they see easy money to be made? I know its a rumor, but I believe there's a high chance a HD port of Dark Moon is coming within the next year.

JaxonH

#100

JaxonH said:

@MeWario
But you fail to realize that Luigi's Mansion is a game that WAS originally designed for home consoles- when the sequel was announced for 3DS many minds were boggled that it would be debuting on a handheld rather than it's native platform.

I always thought Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon would fit right at home on the Wii U- not only is the franchise better built for home consoles (dual analogue controls as opposed to looking up and down with X and B), but the transition from 3DS would be smooth considering the Wii U also offers a second screen.

JaxonH

#102

JaxonH said:

@MrGawain
Actually this is more than certainly true. Newegg always gets box art, info and listings prior to other retailers. I remember seeing Wii Fit U, Wii Party U, DKC Tropical Freeze and Mario 3D World listings and box art before Amazon even had them listed at all. And it was months before other retailers got the box art. I shop at Newegg all the time, and I can tell you they're always listing games prematurely.

What tells me this is definitely happening is the fact they actually have Wii U box art for the game. They only put up listings and box art after the game's manufacturer sends it to them, in this case Nintendo. So if they have the listing for the game AND box art for it, it's cause Nintendo gave it to them. And if Nintendo gave it to them, it's happening. I guarantee it.

3DSfan134

#103

3DSfan134 said:

Hopefully we're see this have more HD graphics,missions and some more ghosts to collect. U_U

Cevan

#104

Cevan said:

@cookiex Agreed. Dark Moon was a fantastic sequel, but I think it should remain a 3DS exclusive. I'd love another, brand new, Luigi's Mansion game for Wii U in a couple years though.

JaxonH

#105

JaxonH said:

@ActionMan This is so close together it's not even technically a "re-release", just a release of the game on their OTHER platform also. Smash Bros 4 is coming to 3DS and Wii U, and Sakurai has already stated he's going to spread the two releases out months apart. So this is not uncommon. They're simply making a successful game available on their home console. This is nothing to complain about.

We're gamers. We're supposed to WANT more games, and more games on more platforms. Why is it every time a game is announced or we find out a game is coming to a certain system, people COMPLAIN about it and insult Nintendo for it, and say how dumb they are for doing it? Seriously. It's like half the Nintendo fans on this site are ANTI-gamers, and complain whenever another game is made available for purchase.

Luigi's Mansion was a home console game, and it was an odd move for Nintendo to release its sequel on a handheld. It SHOULD come to Wii U. The controls are better suited for it, and it's already got two screens so the transition should be smooth as butter.

And right now, Wii U needs all the games it can get. Considering Luigi's Mansion STARTED on home consoles, and they have a perfectly good sequel that is selling gangbusters (still in top charts in Japan I believe, even half a year after release), and considering the game is already made so it would only require minimal investment to develop a version for Wii U, and considering that it would serve as yet one more great game on the console (scored 8's and 9's across the board) to help fill out the Wii U's library, I don't see any reason why they SHOULDN'T bring this game to Wii U. It's a no-brainer.

See, personally I LIKE getting more games, good OR bad. More is more- the good ones I'll buy and the bad ones I'll avoid. But NEVER will I complain about ANY game coming to a console I own. Bring em on- the more the better!

And RE Revelations WAS a cash grab, but it was still a cash grab of a good game. Sales are not a reliable indicator of a game's merit. Many breathtakingly amazing games fail to sell. Think Okami, even Fire Emblem Awakening (which sold around 1 million copies) sold much less than the game's quality warranted. That game should have sold several million copies. More recently, Wonderful 101 comes to mind. So RE Revelations' sales (or lack thereof) do not have any bearing on how good the HD port was.
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MikeLove

#106

MikeLove said:

@JaxonH

"And RE Revelations WAS a cash grab, but it was still a cash grab of a good game"

Well then, enjoy re-purchasing Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon on the Wii-U!! :D

Dauntless

#108

Dauntless said:

I would like it, but I doubt an online store for console info that specializes in computer hardware. They've taken down the page too.

Metal_Slugger

#109

Metal_Slugger said:

YES PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Suicune

#110

Suicune said:

Didnt buy for 3DS because im trying to funnel money into Wii U games. Would look into this if true.

JaxonH

#111

JaxonH said:

@ActionMan
I'm looking forward to it actually. It's a fantastic game, and since I got sidetracked and never got past the first few hours into it, I'm going to enjoy playing it in full HD with dual analogue controls on my Wii U. Believe that.

There is NOTHING wrong with games being released for gamers to play. There is nothing wrong with a game Nintendo created, owns, and released on their handheld, being brought to their home console for OTHER people to play who want to.

And so you know, everything in this world is a "cash-grab". That's business. It's how the free market operates. Every single game you've ever played in your short life has been a cash-grab. Those games certainly weren't developed for charity I can tell you that! Games are developed to make a profit. That's the whole point of making games. And if Nintendo has a fun, enjoyable game that they invested the time to create, who are you to say they shouldn't put their own game on their own home console as an option for gamers to buy who- and here's the important part- WANT to buy it? If I didn't know better I would think you were a self-entitled elitist- how in any way does it benefit the gamer to have one LESS option on the market? I'd rather have Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon available for purchase on 2 Nintendo consoles than one. More options are always better. Unless you have an issue with Wii U owners getting more fun games on their system to play?

You're seriously going to get all bent out of shape because Nintendo is giving gamers MORE choice?! So, you would prefer there to be NO option for Wii U owners to buy this game? Who are you to say we can't have good games on a console we paid good money for? If you own a 3DS and want the game, it's available for purchase. If you own a Wii U and want the game, it's available for purchase! What's so damn horrible about that? How is that in any way BAD?

If I could wave a magic want I'd make ALL games available on ALL systems to play. Why on earth would anyone be against a fun game being brought to the Wii U? Who cares if it was on the 3DS? What does that have to do with it? So what if the game was released on 3DS before the Wii U... how in any way, shape or form does that HINDER my enjoyment of the game on Wii U? Answer me that.

Genesaur

#112

Genesaur said:

If it does away with the mission system and acts as a hands-free version of the same game, I'm all for it.

Nico07

#113

Nico07 said:

It looks like it was pulled from Newegg's site, so it must have been a misprint from Nintendo. Or if not a misprint a test to see how many people would buy it. I would love to see it on Wii U perhaps even an eShop exclusive for several months.

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