E3 2019: Luigi’s Mansion 3 Shown Off on Nintendo Direct
At Nintendo’s latest E3 Direct, we got a slew of horror game announcements and ports. Among those titles was the upcoming Luigi’s Mansion 3. Unlike its predecessors, our latest installment will be set in a hotel. The trailer opens with the usual cast of Mario characters arriving at the location, seemingly on a vacation. As to be expected, everyone but Luigi mysterious disappears, setting up the premise for the game.
The rest of the trailer focuses on showing off the new gameplay additions. Among the new features are various new abilities that Luigi’s POLTERGUST G-00 will be able to utilize, those being…
- Slam: While sucking up ghosts, quick time events will allow Luigi to slam them into the ground inflicting additional damage.
- Suction Shot: Luigi will be able to fire and attach a plunger to certain surfaces and objects allowing Luigis to knock over a destroy them. This will have uses against both enemies and in environmental puzzles.
- Burst: The Poltergust releases a shockwave pushing away any nearby ghosts, particularly useful when surrounded by various enemies.
Additionally, Gooigi from the 3DS remake of the original Luigi’s Mansion is also returning and possess unique traits differentiating him from the standard Luigi, examples being the ability to pass through spikes and metal fences. However, he won’t be able to pass through water, making the standard version not completely obsolete. Gooigi will also be reprising his role as the secondary player for local coop.
Finally, an entirely new mode called, ‘ScareScraper’ was announced. This mode acts as a dungeon crawler of sorts, allowing for up to eight players (through online play), to proceed through the various floors of the hotel, working together to save all of the trapped Toads, and stop all present ghosts throughout before the timer runs out.
It is also worth mentioning that previous trailers for Luigi’s Mansion 3 stated that the title was merely a working title, suggesting that the game may deviate from the numbered structure like the western release for Luigi’s Mansion 2, swapping the number out for the subtitle ‘Dark Moon’. However, such a statement was lacking at the end of this trailer which suggests that the official release will retain the current name after all.
Luigi’s Mansion 3 is set to release sometime in 2019, and more gameplay will be shown later at a Nintendo Treehouse presentation. In the meantime, you can check out our review of the 3DS remake of the original.