New Luigi's Mansion Gameplay Video Emerges From Gamescom

New gameplay shows off previously announced elements of the upcoming Switch exclusive, including co-op and, yes, Gooigi.

Ahead of Luigi's Mansion 3's release in October, Nintendo has shown off a lengthy gameplay demo of the upcoming Switch exclusive.

Clocking in at around thirty minutes, the new footage from Gamescom features both single-player and co-op gameplay set in a spooky new setting. The location in question is the garden-themed floor of the main hotel in the game called the Garden Suit, and it's crawling with plenty of enemies. There's overgrown foliage and plant life everywhere, with snakes and mice hiding and waiting to attack Luigi. The level is brimming with detail, to say the very least.

At one point during the demo, a second player joins in on the fun controlling a Gooigi. This doppelganger will help players access certain areas and large spaces, as well as help with finding precious hidden treasures. Though having a second player take control of Gooigi can be useful, the character doesn't have nearly as much as health as Luigi, making the doppelganger incredibly weak against enemies.

Thankfully, Luigi has some new abilities at his disposable. This time around he can take care of those pesky ghosts by slamming them into each other and the environment. After a lengthy demonstration of the new level and Luigi's abilities, the demo concludes with a boss battle. Luigi and Gooigi can be seen taking on the Garden Suite's special ghost, Dr. Potter, who loves to manipulate plants. The battle makes full use of both the level and all of Luigi's abilities up to that point in the game.

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Even though the title is still a few months out from release, it's still exciting to see some new footage from Luigi's Mansion 3, and it's looking quite promising. This will be the beloved series' first appearance on a major home console in almost twenty years. Find out why this long-awaited third entry needs to include portrait ghosts, which are engaging minibosses from the first game. Also, be sure to read up on the 10 things we know about the title so far.

Luigi's Mansion 3 will be released for Nintendo Switch on October 31.

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