For those wondering if Luigi's helper doppelganger is edible, rest assured: Gooigi is indeed edible. Luigi's Mansion 3 was originally announced last September as one of Nintendo's 2019 Switch titles. The game popped up during Nintendo's E3 Direct earlier this week, where we learned about new gameplay mechanics, online multiplayer, and of course, Gooigi.
According to Nintendo's plot description, Luigi's Mansion 3 takes place at the "Last Resort," a hotel seemingly perfect for a quality vacation. Luigi, Mario, Princess Peach, and Toad are taking a break from adventuring here. Unfortunately, the welcoming hotel was all a ploy by King Boo. Mario and friends are captured, so it's up to Luigi to journey through the haunted hotel. Along with new Poltergust mechanics, Luigi will be joined by Gooigi. This clone serves as a great help in solving puzzles. The trailer shows that Gooigi can walk over spikes, and slip through metal bars. The Gooigi feature should prove to be interesting, and also good for a sibling or friend to join in.
Game Informer recently sat down with Kensuke Tanabe, the producer for Luigi's Mansion 3. Naturally, the subject of Gooigi was a focus. If you were wondering how the concept was brought up, it was stemmed from wanting to incorporate local multiplayer with the Joy-Cons. As for Gooigi's backstory, according to Tanabe, the character was made when Professor E. Gadd accidentally spilled coffee on ghost energy. Of course, the real question came up: Is Gooigi edible? Here's what Tanabe had to say.
"It’s probably like gummies, so you could eat it."
Well, there you have it. Gooigi is pretty much a large gummy bear (It would probably be best not to have it all in one shot.) No one in the game is probably going to eat the character, unless King Boo arrives to shock everyone and break the player's spirit.
It is interesting that despite new Poltergust gameplay, a new setting, and seeing Mario and friends, the aspect fans are most discussing is Gooigi. Will it get its own Amiibo? Time will tell. Luigi's Mansion 3 has positioned itself as one of Nintendo's most fun titles releasing this year. If you want to play the first game, but don't have a GameCube or Wii, it was ported to the 3DS last year.
Luigi's Mansion 3 will be released on Nintendo Switch during holiday 2019.