It’s been a long time since Luigi, the brother of Mario, last starred in a ghost-busting adventure. Too long, in fact — Luigi’s Mansion 2, better known as Dark Moon, came out more than six years ago on the Nintendo 3DS.
In 2019, I was worried that its sequel, Luigi’s Mansion 3, would offer little more than a visual overhaul for Switch owners. A charming adventure, but one that leant on the same puzzle solving and ghost-battling mechanics as its predecessor.
Well, I’m happy to report that these fears were completely misplaced. Based on a short demo, I can already tell that Nintendo has plenty of fresh ideas to reinvigorate the series’ formula.
First, Gooigi. The third instalment of the spooky franchise introduces a green, gooey and seemingly invulnerable version of Luigi. He’s triggered with the right analog stick and has, for the most part, the same move set as his flesh-and-bone counterpart.