Developer(s) Nintendo EAD
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Wii U


Release Date(s)
April 25, 2016
Single-player, Co-op, Competitive
Age Rating(s)
Genre(s) Third-person


Series Luigi's Mansion
Predecessor Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
Successor None

Luigi's Mansion 3: Return is a third-person action-adventure game developed by Nintendo EAD and published by Nintendo. It is the predecessor of Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon for the Nintendo 3DS, and the long awaited home console sequel of Luigi's Mansion for the Nintendo GameCube.


The original owner of the mansion, the rich miser, Edwin Doe, returns. His soul is not at rest and wants to take revenge on Luigi for living in his mansion. Luigi must return to his mansion, once again sucking up ghosts with his new and improved, Poltergust 7000, collecting ghost souls. He must seal Edwin Doe in his original painting so he may no longer wreak havoc on Luigi's mansion.


Gameplay in Luigi's Mansion 3: Return is similar to it's two prequels, but in this game, certain ghosts can only be seen through the 3D Scream's camera. Taking a photo of them stuns them, making them visible through the naked eye, but only for several seconds. In that amount of time, you must suck up the ghosts before he becomes invisible again.


You may either use the Wii U Gamepad alone (In Classic mode), or the Wii U Gamepad as well as the Wii Remote and Nunchuk (In Expert mode). In Classic mode, the player uses the gamepad for both the 3D Scream and the Poltergust 7000, but in Expert mode, the player uses the gamepad for the 3D Scream, and the Wii Remote and Nunchuk for the Poltergust 7000.


Name Description
Luigi Luigi is the protagonist in Luigi's Mansion 3: Return. He weilds the Poltergust 7000 and the 3D Scream
Professor E. Gadd Professor E. Gadd is the inventor of the Poltergust 7000, it's predocessors, and the 3D Scream. He can also supply different attachments for the Poltergust 7000.
Toads Toads are located around the mansion. They can save your game for free, and give you hints if you need them.


Name Description
Edwin Doe The antagonist of Luigi's Mansion 3: Return.
Red Robber Although Red Robbers don't hurt Luigi, they try to steal money from him!
Orange Oozer Orange Oozers create puddles of ooze wherever they walk. Don't walk on it or you'll slip and fall!
Green Grabber This kind of ghost grabs Luigi from behind and attempts to hurt him by squeezing him.

Blue Basher

These ghosts bash their fists down on the ground to create a small tremor to damage Luigi.
Purple Puncher Purple Punchers lunge towards Luigi, trying to punch him!
Teal Tosser This ghost tosses random objects at Luigi.


Name Description
Gold Coin Gold Coins are worth 1 gold. They are the most common form of treasure. 
Dollar Bill Dollar Bills are worth 5 gold.
Gold Bar Gold Bars are worth 20 gold.
Gemstone Gemstones are worth 100 gold! They are quite rare and are only dropped by special ghosts.