E3 2011: Luigi's Mansion 2 spooking 3DS

Nintendo confirms sequel to GameCube launch title will arrive for its new portable with all-new mansions; release date TBA.

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LOS ANGELES--As anticipation mounted for Nintendo to unveil the Wii U at its 2011 Electronic Entertainment Expo press conference today, the publisher offered a few appetizers. One such was Luigi's Mansion 2, which was announced for the 3DS.

The original Luigi's Mansion found an audience on the GameCube.

Details on the project were sparse. According to Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime, Luigi's Mansion 2 won't be a simple revision of the original Luigi's Mansion, which was released to a positive critical reception as a GameCube launch title in 2001. Fils-Aime also confirmed that Luigi's Mansion 2 will include several new mansions to explore.

Nintendo showed a brief gameplay trailer for Luigi's Mansion 2, one that bore a strong resemblance to the GameCube original. In Ghostbusters fashion, Luigi was shown exploring a haunted mansion, vacuuming up poltergeists, spooks, mummies, and other ghosts. The title also appeared to have the Mario franchise's characteristic charm.

Nintendo did not offer a release date for Luigi's Mansion 2. Check back with GameSpot for more on the title as it is announced.

Discussion

25 comments
Luigi2Mansion2
Luigi2Mansion2

Luigis Mansion was one of the best Gamecube games !!

Echo-Tech
Echo-Tech

thats the way uh huh uh huh i LEIK ET, UH HUH UH HUH >:D

XanderZane
XanderZane

Will be pre-order this definitely. The first game was excellent. I knew we'd finally get some decent games on the 3DS,

duron2
duron2

Im excited about this!!! I was looking on getting a 3ds after seeing the lineup at E3. Nintendo delivered!!!

TwinTiger
TwinTiger

Should've been called "Luigi's Mansion 2: Electric Boo-galoo".

Prince_DarkDrop
Prince_DarkDrop

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pizzamuncher
pizzamuncher

This is amazing, but why no Wii or WiiU support? It really seems like a console game.

thorughfire
thorughfire

Luigi's Mansion wasnt a bad idea, It was just poorly executed. I am glad its getting a second chance to shine on the 3DS, Luigi doesnt get enough credit as is.

Flint247
Flint247

It will be even more spooky in 3D. o.o

spongeliv
spongeliv

HELLS YES! Luigi is the man!

variable21
variable21

that trailer was really funny... i like that, looking forward,,,

adrdeju
adrdeju

The 3DS game line up just keeps getting better and better.

killerlavaman
killerlavaman

YES!!! finally luigi gets another game. more luigi less mario.

kickblocker
kickblocker

actually might wanna pick up a 3ds for this. i loved the first one

thps48
thps48

Ghost catching business. If I'm wrong, I'll shoot myself... Well, not really myself-- there's this guy with my face only with a stupid 1800s mustache who just showed up in town the other day... :\

lzorro
lzorro

I can't wait for this, one of the top ten games for my GC

soulless4now
soulless4now

Yay since I didn't get to play the first game.

ecobacon
ecobacon

The 3ds part of the show was better than the WiiU part. This is sad.

thom_maytees
thom_maytees

This was a game that I did not expect to be announced, but it is one that fans had wanted.