New Details For Luigi’s Mansion 3 Revealed, Including A Brand-New Multiplayer Mode

New Details For Luigi’s Mansion 3 Revealed, Including A Brand-New Multiplayer Mode
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During the most recent Nintendo Direct presentation, the company revealed some more details about the upcoming Switch-exclusive, Luigi’s Mansion 3.

For those who haven’t been following the game, Luigi’s Mansion 3 is all about the titular hero and his friends taking a nice, relaxing vacation in the ominously named Last Resort hotel. Of course, not everything goes as planned, as Luigi finds himself once again wielding his trusty Poltergust in an attempt to rescue Mario and the others as they get trapped in the hotel, which has transformed into a dark, ghost-ridden skyscraper.

Each floor of the hotel is going to feature a different theme with its own unique challenges and enemies, similar to the themed mansions of Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon. The recent Nintendo Direct live stream gave us a few glimpses at some of the awesome floors that gamers will explore during the adventure.

The first in an Egyptian-themed floor called the Tomb Suites. The trailer shows Luigi using his Poltergust to clear the floor of sand in order to find secrets and progress through the level, dealing with mummies, booby-traps, and of course, a giant pyramid.

The trailer also gave brief previews of the Dance Hall, which appears to be a neon-fueled disco area complete with choreographed dancing hip-hop ghosts. Along the way, you’ll also pass through the Spectral Catch, the hotel’s pirate-themed restaurant. The environment resembles a secret pirate cave, along with what appears to be a deserted island and a massive, ghostly pirate ship. The video also revealed the Mezzanine and the Garden Suites, but very little details were shown for each.

Not only are we getting a great, varied single-player adventure, Luigi’s Mansion 3 is packing in a few multiplayer modes as well. While we’ve already seen a bit of the multiplayer offerings, with the four-player co-op mode ScareScraper having been revealed at this year’s E3 event. Now, Nintendo has revealed that a new party mode called ScreamPark will be included in the game, and it looks to provide a lot of fun, local multiplayer madness.

ScreamPark features several mini-games, all of which are team-based competitive challenges. The first is a ghost-busting mini-game set in a graveyard, where players battle to catch ghosts while avoiding your opponents attacks, which can slow you down.

There is also a coin-collecting mini-game, with each team member piloting a hoverboat in the hotel’s swimming pool, and a target-shooting mini–game that involves all players trying to load a single cannon ball into their team’s cannon, and then firing it to hit a rotating wheel full of targets. Every mini-game can be played with up to eight players, and it looks super fun and frantic.

Luigi’s Mansion 3 is only a couple of months away, with the game being released on Nintendo Switch on October 31, 2019.