Perhaps appropriately for a game all about using a flashlight, Nintendo spent a great deal of its spotlight to Luigi’s Mansion 3, a game that no one was surprised to see but everyone was pretty pleased about. The first two Luigi’s Mansion games – that would be the titular first one and the often-overlooked Dark Moon – were critical and fan darlings and were about as close as we’re ever going to get to a good Ghostbusters game, so it was only really a matter of time before Nintendo offered up more. And I gotta say: not only did they show it off, they clearly had fun with it too. And that means a lot for an industry that’s in real danger of taking itself too seriously.
Check out the first gameplay trailer:
Get a look at some of the new gameplay features of Luigi's Mansion 3, including co-op partner Gooigi, straight from Nintendo's 2019 E3 press conference.
And of course, they gave it some love with a Nintendo Treehouse show.
Lots to take in, but then, it’s worth it. The game clearly adds a lot, and the focus on multiplayer – from the gooey alternate Luigi to his multi-colored collation at the scarescraper -- seems to be frantic good fun. Maybe enough to even entice me to give it a play myself!
It comes out shockingly soon – sometime this year. I hope we get another trailer or two before it launches!