Nintendo's E3 2019 Direct offered some new footage and details on the upcoming Luigi's Mansion 3 today. The mansion is actually a hotel this time around! It seems Luigi is holidaying with his brother (they do everything together) when the hotel they're staying at - the Last Resort - turns out to be more than it first appeared.
It's all ruse set by King Boo to capture the Mushroom Kingdom gang, but fortunately Professor E. Gadd is once again on hand to help out the taller Mario brother make his way through the haunted hotel with an upgraded Poltergust G-00. This device can be used to dish out some new moves: the Slam (used to deal damage, and also handy for smashing other ghosts in the area), the Burst (blows ghosts away with a blast of air that jolts Luigi off his feet) and the Suction Shot (fires a plunger at the target which you can then pull at).
This updated contraption is also used to summon 'Gooigi', Luigi's gooey doppelganger. You use this second Luigi to get past obstacles that the cowardly ghostbuster couldn't negotiate all on his lonesome. A friend can also take control of Gooigi in co-op mode.
Also newly revealed is ScareScraper mode which can be played locally online with up to eight players (although you'll need four Switches and copies of the game to to it locally). In it you race against a timer to clear objectives (zap ghosts and find Toads, for example) on a series of floors.
The game's still scheduled to launch in 2019, although we're still waiting on a solid date.
Did you like the look of this Switch entry in the Luigi's Mansion saga? How many do you need before it's a saga? Let us know with a comment below.
The lack of a date is a little worrying though overall I was really pleased with what they showed of this game. I'm not much of a Luigi's Mansion fan but I might still give this one a try.
The art direction for this series is getting a bit tired.
Thought this looked pretty fantastic, though I must say I haven't touched the series since the first one came out so getting to play one is long overdue for me...
I am Looking forward to play this game
Looks nice, I like it!
AAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YES YES YES!!!
It's looks like the first and second game mashed into one! Even the remake gets attention with Gooigi! GAAAH I CAN'T WAIT FOR THSI!!!!!!!
Looking forward to this. Can't wait to suck up some more of those pesky ghosts with Luigi!
That’s why you leave mario at home. He picks all the cheap, haunted, graffiti laden vacation destinations.
@Pod I know, right? You'd have thought due to there being so many sequels they'd change it up, but no, here we are on only the third game and it's still the same horribly beautiful look as always. Sigh.
After the events of Mario Sunshine, you’d think Mario and company would learn not to vacation haha
This is easily my most wanted game of the year, i cannot wait to play it
I'll probably get this if it doesn't have Dark Moon's drawn out missions (at least give us checkpoints if they do return), because it's looking very fun and Dark Moon's core gameplay was at least enjoyable.
I love how the Luigi's Mansion franchise is growing. I finally got and finished Luigi's Mansion 2 on 3DS and couldn't recommend it enough. Might even get the remake if it gets a bit of a price cut, maybe when number 3 releases?
Lovely to see it in HD. If not an October release I hope it comes in December rather than miss this year.
Making it a bit darker would go a long way.
Will this game be like LM 1 where you can save anytime or more like LM DM where if you get killed you have to replay another 30 minutes of mission?
Now don't get me wrong, I like these games, and there is nothing wrong with the execution of the art. But it falls squarely into the "more of the same" category that Nintendo didn't used to subscribe to.
Having never played the previous too I am excited to try this. It looks like a lot of fun.
Definitely looking forward to this one. I always like how Next Level Game's Mario titles look.
Really looking forward to seeing how this game turns out.
Betting this was pencilled in for October but may be moving to fill in for a missing Animal Crossing.
And what's up with everything releasing in September?
October release. Calling it for obvious reasons...
I'm betting that it's an October or early November release date. Anytime just after Sword and Shield would be a death sentence.
Now this is splendid, once I finish with Dark Moon I would get right to preparing for this one.
Definitely getting it. A day to one for me.
@Dev893 We see several across the trailer and the Treehouse segment. One at the door welcome Luigi and friends, a gladiator in a big coliseum, and a movie director that puts you into one of his films.
This looks so good!
Have the mario characters ever taken a vacation without something bad happening?
Nevertheless, I so incredibly excited for this game after playing dark moon for a very large amount of hours. The only thing that worries me is that the hotel only seems to be 18 floors, and the treehouse got through an entire floor with just the gameplay time. If all the floors are that quick, were probably looking at a fairly small game unless they are faking us out.
Omg. I love how the slams are basically his throws in Smash Ultimate. They really thought ahead.
@Lizuka The treehouse seems to show that it's not mission structure though? So you seem to free-roam the hotel, but I might be wrong
@Keitoded when you think about it, despite how cute and wholesome the games are, it must be blooming stressful being a Mario bro
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