Nintendo of America has announced the release date for Luigi’s Mansion 3 at last. The game will be released exclusively for Nintendo Switch on October 31, 2019.
The game’s release date was announced via the official Nintendo of America Twitter account. The Tweet gave some small insight into the story of Luigi’s Mansion 3, which seems to focus around the series’ protagonist, Luigi, heading out in search of his friends who have mysteriously disappeared while on vacation.
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
The Last Resort Hotel has many floors, each with their own themes and boss ghosts haunting them. These themes will play into what players must do to complete each floor, as well as how to defeat the boss.
In Luigi’s Mansion 3 players will take on the role of the second most-famous Mario brother, Luigi, in his best-known role as the reluctant ghost hunter. Luigi boasts an array of ghost-hunting technology, which has seen an improvement for this third title in the series. Luigi can now boost his way over obstacles to avoid being attacked by ghosts, and even cause small explosions to give him some space in close encounter situations.
Gooigi has been confirmed as a returning character, of sorts, in Luigi’s Mansion 3. Players will take advantage of Gooigi to solve puzzles that Luigi himself won’t be able to solve on his own. Since Gooigi can pass through barred doors and spike pits, he’s able to access treasure and levers that would otherwise be completely inaccessible.
In addition to his brother Mario, Luigi is trying to rescue Toad and Princess Peach from the haunted hotel too. Each character has been trapped in a painting, and Luigi needs to uncover the mansion’s secrets in order to release them from their prisons.
The original Luigi’s Mansion was a big hit on the Nintendo Gamecube, so much so that a sequel was made for the Nintendo 3DS. Luigi’s Mansion 2 introduced multiplayer to the series for the first time, and those cooperative and competitive game modes are returning in Luigi’s Mansion 3. In Luigi’s Mansion 3 up to eight players must work against the clock to clear a hotel floor before their friends, earning them bragging rights as the fastest, and richest, player.