The third entry in the series looks to improve on both single player and mutiplayer fronts.
Luigi’s Mansion is an interesting series. The first was generally considered a fun single player romp, but was over far too quickly. The sequel, Dark Moon, was generally seen as a longer but lesser single player experience, but people loved the multiplayer mode it introduced. With Luigi’s Mansion 3, it seems Nintendo and Next Level Games are looking to marry the best of both worlds.
In an interview with Wccftech, Nintendo of Canada’s Andrew Collins talked about the game, confirming that it would have a longer single player more in line with Dark Moon than the much shorter original game when asked about the game’s length.
“There’s a lot of things to do,” said Collins. “There’s the storyline to play through, but there’s also a lot of exploring and hunting for things. So, a lot of work has gone into the game to create a robust, deep experience. And the hotel is really big. Each floor looks very different.”
He also re-iterated that ScareScraper would also be making a comeback from Dark Moon, and they hope to also make that even better. This time around you’ll be able to have up to 8 players.
“It’s called the ScareScraper mode, where up to four Nintendo Switches can connect, and you can detach each Joy-Con, so you’ve got eight separate controllers. Then you can have four players playing as Luigi and four as Gooigi,” he said.
Luigi’s Mansion 3 has the potential to really bring all the best elements of the first two games together in one solid package. Unfortunately, we’re not sure yet when it will release, but it is still slated to come out some time this year for the Nintendo Switch.