The third Luigi's Mansion is bringing some new features to the series. Gooigi, a character who appears in the Luigi's Mansion 3DS port, is returning as a notable character. Gooigi is utilized to reach areas Luigi can't, and help solve puzzles. Similar to the 3DS port, a second player can also jump in and play as Gooigi for co-op. There's also the eight-player online ScareScraper mode, which is sure to be popular upon release.
Of course, many players will probably be playing the game solo, and it looks to be the most fun adventure yet. This time, King Boo has captured a few characters: Mario, Princess Peach, and Toad. The game seemed to be releasing on October 4 according to Amazon Mexico, but Nintendo has finally stepped in to unveil the concrete date.
Today, Nintendo announced the release date for Luigi's Mansion 3: October 31. Yes, the game is coming out exactly on Halloween. Many fans assumed it would release in October, but not Halloween day because Nintendo typically releases games on Friday, not Thursday. The company also showed off a brief teaser.
When Luigi’s friends go missing on vacation, it’s up to our reluctant hero to save them from the ghosts in the Last Resort hotel! Join forces with Gooigi, slam ghosts, & prepare for a spooky treat when #LuigisMansion3 arrives to #NintendoSwitch on 10/31!https://t.co/3fg4O2t6PB pic.twitter.com/iNM9BKNKg5— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) July 17, 2019
Although short, the teaser does an excellent job of establishing the atmosphere and conflict. The pictures of the characters with "x" painted over them creates an unsettling atmosphere. We also get to see King Boo confront a terrified Luigi. Those who have played the previous two games, as well as newcomers, should have something fun to look forward to.
With so many people owning a Nintendo Switch, it's highly likely Luigi's Mansion 3 will be the most popular in the series. The game will probably get overshadowed by Pokémon Sword & Shield, however, which releases two weeks later on November 15. Still, sales for Luigi's Mansion 3 should be solid for those two weeks, and if it's even more acclaimed than expected, sales will continue well after its launch.
In three months, it will be time to accompany Luigi once more into the creepy corridors.