Luigi’s Mansion 3 was one of Nintendo’s primary E3 showpieces, taking up a great deal of the showroom floor and surprising people with how polished and varied its gameplay was — yet its release date remained a mystery after the show ended.
It’s a mystery no longer, though. As the headline not-so-subtly suggests, Luigi’s Mansion 3 is launching October 31 — Halloween itself. It’s a break from Nintendo’s norm as well. Halloween 2019 is on a Thursday. Typically, major retail games release on a Friday, so this is an intentional move seemingly to make sure consumers can enjoy the game in the ghostliest context possible.
Nintendo also released a very brief trailer to accompany the information. While it doesn’t showcase anything new, it does officially reveal King Boo as the game’s main antagonist — or, at least, as one of them.
When Luigi’s friends go missing on vacation, it’s up to our reluctant hero to save them from the ghosts in the Last Resort hotel! Join forces with Gooigi, slam ghosts, & prepare for a spooky treat when #LuigisMansion3 arrives to #NintendoSwitch on 10/31!https://t.co/3fg4O2t6PB pic.twitter.com/iNM9BKNKg5
— Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) July 17, 2019
The tweet links to the series’ official website as well, presumably for more information about the game. However, at the time of writing, it appears said site is down.
Despite the game releasing soon, we still don’t know all that much about it. Mario and co. go missing in a haunted hotel, Luigi must find them using new abilities, there are boss ghosts — and that’s about it. Whether the other characters are playable and what other surprises await are still an enigma wrapped in a mystery.
Luigi’s Mansion 3 is up for pre-order on all the usual sites, though there aren’t any bonuses on offer. It’s also part of the Nintendo Switch Voucher program (which we’ve detailed before), open for Nintendo Switch Online members and offering a slight discount on two select digital games.