Nintendo's 'Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon' for 3DS.
If there's something strange on your 3DS, who you gonna call?Luigi, that's who!
Mario's green-clad brother sucks up his fear when the Dark Moon shatters, leaving him as the only one who can retrieve its missing pieces. Launching exclusively for Nintendo 3DS on March 24, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon is the sequel to 2001's fan-favorite Luigi's Mansion.
"The Year of Luigi starts with a bang as Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon delivers an original adventure starring Mario's not-so-brave brother," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "Packed with multiple mansions to explore, secrets to discover and a new multiplayer mode to enjoy, the game is a fitting tribute to one of gaming's most unsung heroes."
In the game, Luigi must explore several unique mansions, all stunningly realized with colorful 3D visuals. Each mansion is filled with ghosts for Luigi to capture, clever puzzles to challenge his skills and piles of treasure for him to collect. Equipped with his trusty Poltergust 5000, a vacuum cleaner designed to suck up ghosts, and a variety of new abilities like the secret-revealing Dark-Light Device, Luigi must complete each of the mansions' multiple missions in his quest to find the pieces of the Dark Moon. These missions can be replayed many times, encouraging players to earn a higher rank by collecting more treasure and losing less health.
All the mansions in the game are packed with environmental details that can be manipulated to help Luigi conquer challenges. Puzzles can be solved by spinning the hands of a clock with the Poltergust 5000, or precious coins can be uncovered by flipping over a rug. Almost every object in the mansions' many rooms can be interacted with.
New to the series are a number of multiplayer modes that can be enjoyed with up to four players using local wireless, download or online play. In Hunter Mode, players team up to catch all the ghosts on each floor of a haunted tower. Rush Mode finds players escaping a floor before time runs out, while Polterpup Mode focuses on a frantic search for hidden ghost dogs. Additional Nintendo 3DS systems and games, as well as wireless broadband Internet access, may be required for multiplayer modes.
In a special treat for fans, the Nintendo World store in New York City will be hosting a launch event for the game at 5 p.m. on March 23. At the event, the second floor of the store will be transformed into a haunted mansion full of puzzles and games, featuring playable demos of the game, photo opportunities with Luigi and fun giveaways (while supplies last). Fans will also be able to purchase a copy of Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon during the event, a day before the game releases in retail stores and in the Nintendo eShop.
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon is rated "E for Everyone" by the ESRB.