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Luigi’s Mansion 3 brings the franchise to Switch

The 3DS remake is just a teaser for more to come

Luigi’s Mansion 3 - Luigi with hands on the sides of his face Nintendo/YouTube

Luigi’s Mansion 3 is a new series in Luigi’s flagship franchise, and it’s coming to Nintendo Switch. A very short teaser opened up today’s Nintendo Direct presentation, showing Luigi stalking through yet another creepy, probably haunted house against his better judgment.

You may have thought, “Whatever, this is probably that Luigi’s Mansion port for Nintendo 3DS, out Oct. 12.” If you did — and admittedly, that includes us! — then nope, you were wrong. This is a new game, which means Luigi’s Mansion is coming back to consoles for the first time since the original Nintendo GameCube title.

Nintendo also announced a new feature for October’s Nintendo 3DS title, however. There’s now a multiplayer feature much like Luigi’s previous 3DS game, Luigi’s Mansion 2: Dark Moon. There’s also amiibo compatibility, including with the Toad figure, which is pretty dang neat. (It’s also a reminder that Toad could use another starring role in a game, Nintendo.)

Anyway, back to Luigi’s Mansion 3 ... not much is known about the game beyond the working title and a tiny little scene. We’ll surely hear more sometime next year.

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