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Nintendo announced today that Luigi’s Mansion 3 is coming out for the Switch on October 31.
The release date is appropriate, as the game has Mario’s timid brother travelling through a haunted hotel and battling ghosts. And for the first time in the series, Luigi can make a goo-based clone of himself (named Gooigi, of course) to help him solve puzzles.
The first Luigi’s Mansion came out as a launch title for the GameCube in 2001. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon followed for the 3DS in 2013. Dark Moon sold over 5.45 million copies.
Luigi’s Mansion 3 won’t be Nintendo’s biggest Switch release of the lucrative holiday season. That honor belongs to Pokémon Sword and Shield, which come out on November 15. But Luigi’s Mansion 3 is still an important game for Nintendo capable of selling millions of copies and helping to move more Switch consoles (and the upcoming Switch Lite) during the holidays.
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This will be the last of a few notable Mario series games to come to the Switch this year, following New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe and Super Mario Maker 2. The plumber is Nintendo’s most recognizable brand, so it’s not uncommon to have him and his friends star in so many games in a single year.
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