Luigi’s Mansion 3 was announced for a 2019 release. The announcement was made during a reveal trailer at the Nintendo Direct. At E3 2019, director Yoshihito Ikebata and Nintendo veteran Kensuke Tanabe were asked questions about the game. One of them was why Luigi’s Mansion 3 gameplay takes players to a hotel. Another important question was why Luigi ended up in another haunted building?
Regarding how the family was duped into a haunted scenario again, the answer was straightforward.
“The invitation looked real. There was nothing weird about it. And the Mario family doesn’t doubt.
Well now we know that so many of the Mario game situations could’ve been avoided if they had an inkling of doubt in themselves. Alas, this time Luigi’s Mansion 3 takes us to a hotel instead of a house.
To explain it, they described the studio’s intent to make a multi-dimensional game. Luigi’s Mansion 3 will require players to investigate different floors of the hotel. This will be stressed and hinted by affects from the floors above or below.
“So, for example, if there’s water dripping through the ceiling, maybe there’s a bathtub upstairs and you should look up there. Having that kind of three-dimensional exploration is something we put a lot of focus on.”
Similarly, they described how the main source of transportation will be the hotel elevator. The elevator in Luigi’s mansion 3 will have missing buttons. Each button is needed to get to a floor. Each button is also guarded by a boss fight. That adds another layer to Luigi’s Mansion 3 gameplay.
Luigi’s Mansion 3 will also have multiplayer. The online multiplayer can be with friends as well as randoms online. Luigi’s Mansion 3 doesn’t currently have Labo support planned but it could be added later on. The game will also allow you to pet Luigi’s pooch. Finally, the premise and overall vibe of the game is the same as its predecessors.
Luigi’s Mansion 3 releases for the Nintendo Switch sometime in 2019.