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Luigi's Mansion 3
Luigi's Mansion 3 Switch Cover
Developer(s) Nintendo EAD, Next Level Games
Publisher(s) Nintendo
Distributor(s) Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo Switch
Mode(s)
Single-player, Local Multiplayer, Online Multiplayer
Genre(s) Survivor Horror, Adventure, Comedy
Series Luigi's Mansion
Predecessor Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon
Successor  ?
Media Included Nintendo Switch Cardtridge

Luigi's Mansion 3' (provisional title) is a new game from the Luigi's Mansion trilogy and Luigi's Mansion - Dark Moon's ancestor released for the Nintendo 3DS in 2013 as part of the so-called "Luigi Year" which will be released for the Nintendo Switch in February Of 2018. It is being developed by Nintendo EAD and Next Level Games (the same one that made the second game).

A new addition that did not exist in the other trilogy games and is only available on the Nintendo Switch, is the fact that the player can control (optionally) the camera, and Polterguest 6000 (developed by Professor E. Gadd) at the same time with movements Of Joy-Cons, making Luigi move only the light from the flashlight to any side thus facilitating the gameplay, since this time the environments are much darker, the camera is closer to Luigi, and the only visible light is that of the flashlight Luigi when there is no light available nearby.

In addition to the completely dark environments and the camera located behind the Luigi, another differential not much used in Luigi's Mansion (for GameCube) and that will not lose the chance of being used in the Nintendo hybrid console is the game's graphics; In a trailer shown, you can see that the whole game will be one of the most used Switch hardware (aka Nvidia Tegra) graphically, behind The Legend of Zelda. A curiosity is that a rumor pointed out that Luigi's Mansion 3 "would have graphics of Toy Story", something that later was apparently confirmed in the trailer.

Another interesting factor is the environment in which the game is played. Unlike its predecessor, which had a lively and at the same time dark atmosphere, this back to be somber and mysterious, as well as the first GameCube game.

Characteristics

Unlike Mario's Mansion - Dark Sun, Luigi's Mansion 2 focuses on the drakness and "psychological manipulation" suffered by Cuba Godding Jr. as he crosses dark and ghoulish hallways, and is frightened by zombies, followed by a strange set of sintilating lights emitted by ghosts, And incredibly realistic shadows. This time King Poo kidnaps Professor E. Gad, who usually gives Luigi tips, and on learning the news, manages to take courage and go to the first mansion in the game, one of 28 mansions planned by Next Level Games. Luigi uses the incredible (and not tested) Polterguest 60000 and the already known Pixelator to teleport to other mansions. As he unleashes puzzles and mysteries from each mansion, using the new Trial Cream (Nintendo 3DS reference) he connects to Professor E. Gadd to find out what he is and if King Boo is spotting him. And of course, we can not forget the mansions and dangers that Luigi will have to run.

Trivia

  • It was planned to leave for the Wii U, but due to the commercial failure of the console, was postponed to the Nintendo Switch.
  • It is more realistic than other games.
  • Unemployed 28-year-old cartoonist Gordon "Gord" Brody leaves his parents' home in Portland, Oregon, to pursue his lifelong ambition of obtaining a contract for an animated television series. His parents give him a car in which he drives to Los Angeles and starts work at a cheese sandwich factory. Gord shows his drawings to Dave Davidson, the CEO of a major animation studio; Davidson tells him that the artwork is not bad, but that the concepts depicted, including a vigilante "X-Ray Cat", are nonsensical. Disheartened, Gord quits his job and returns to his parents.

Gord's father Jim constantly insults and belittles him following his return, telling him to forget about being an animator and "get a job". When Gord pressures his friend Darren into skating on a wooden half-pipe he has built outside the Brody home, Darren falls and breaks his leg. At the hospital Gord impersonates a doctor, delivers a baby, and meets an attractive wheelchair-bound nurse—Betty, who has an obsessive penchant for fellatio and an ambition to create a rocket-powered wheelchair. Jim also disparages Betty. After a heated display, Jim smashes Gord's half-pipe, and Gord and his parents go to a family therapy session. There, Gord falsely accuses Jim of "fingering" Gord's younger brother, Freddy. The 25-year-old Freddy is sent to a home for sexually molested children while Gord's mother Julie leaves Jim, and ends up dating the basketball player Shaquille O'Neal. While in a drunken stupor, Jim tells Gord how much of a disappointment he is to him. Affected by Jim's words, Gord decides to abandon his aspirations to be a cartoonist and gets a job at a local sandwich shop.

After seeing a television news report on Betty's successful rocket-powered wheelchair, Gord is inspired to pursue his dreams once again. He returns to Hollywood with a concept based on his relationship with his father: an animated series called Zebras in America. While Gord is pitching this to Davidson, Jim bursts in and trashes Davidson's office. Thinking Jim's actions are part of Gord's pitch, Davidson greenlights Zebras in America and gives Gord a million-dollar check. Gord spends a quarter of that money to thank Betty elaborately for inspiring him, and the remainder to relocate the Brody house to Pakistan with his father inside, unconscious—a response to Jim's earlier put-down that "If this were Pakistan, you would have been sewing soccer balls when you were four years old!"

Gord and Jim soon come to terms, but are then abducted and held hostage. The kidnapping becomes a news item, as Gord's series has already become popular. After 18 months in captivity, Gord and Jim return to America, where a huge crowd welcomes them home.