Go Ghost Hunting When Luigi's Mansion 3 Launches on Halloween 2019

Published: July 17, 2019 1:30 PM /

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One Mexican retailer purportedly leaked the release date of Luigi's Mansion 3 just a few days ago. While the initial date was allegedly October 4th, 2019, it wasn't too far from the truth. Now, Nintendo announced that Luigi's Mansion 3 drops this Halloween.

https://twitter.com/NintendoAmerica/status/1151476650149683200

In the short teaser above, we see Luigi creeping through the spooky hotel where Luigi's Mansion 3 takes place. Ominous X's cross over Mario, Peach, Toad, and even Luigi's portraits. Whatever it means, it spells trouble for our green protagonist.

I played Luigi's Mansion 3 at E3 this year, and I was left impressed. It still feels like both previous games in the series, but adds a few extra mechanics into the mix, as well as a nice coat of polish. The graphics are wonderful and take full advantage of the Nintendo Switch's hardware. Gameplay-wise, Luigi has the ability to slam ghosts around, which you can use to cause damage to several ghosts at once.

Gooigi makes his return, as well. Players use Gooigi as a co-op partner in Luigi's Mansion 3 just as you could in the 3DS port of the original title (which you can check out our review for). However, Gooigi is also usable in singleplayer, allowing you to control him and walk through hazardous obstacles such as spikes.

If you want to hear more about Luigi's Mansion 3 or watch some hands-on gameplay footage, check out our E3 preview. Until then, you can enjoy your Halloween with Luigi's Mansion 3 when it launches this year on October 31st.


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As a huge fan of all things Luigi and the Luigi's Mansion series as a whole, I'm pumped. I was initially skeptical that the game would release this year, despite Nintendo's reassurances. I'm happy to see that it drops on a day appropriate for ghost hunting. One thing I am concerned for is that the later months of this year are packed with game releases, so it will be interesting to see how the game performs in sales with so many hot games launching around that time.

Are you excited for Luigi's Mansion 3? Let us know in the comments below!

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More Info About This Game
Learn More About Luigi's Mansion 3
Game Page Luigi's Mansion 3
Developer
Nintendo
Publisher
Nintendo
Platforms
Nintendo Switch
Release Date
October 31, 2019 (Calendar)
Genre
Adventure, Action
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