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Local Multiplayer Sneaks Up On Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon

Posted Sat, 19 Jan 2013 | 14:25 GMT by Thomas Whitehead

Need a hand, Luigi?

Um, what?

On each occasion that we've played Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, the demo on offer has been a single-player level. The prospect of multiplayer arrived before promptly disappearing way back in November 2011, with Nintendo listing multiplayer as a feature, before saying it was all a big mistake.

Yet now we have the official site for the game, and at the time of writing it says the following.

With so many new places to explore, all new ways to capture ghosts, and a brand new local multiplayer mode, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon is another star turn for Mario's heroic brother—and it's only on Nintendo 3DS.

Curiously, the info side bar shows "No. of Players: 1 player". Does anyone at Nintendo know for sure whether there's multiplayer in this game?

We're going to assume that local multiplayer means more than StreetPass data exchanges, as descriptions normally specify when that feature's being used. What could this multiplayer be? Do two Luigi's compete to clear a room quickly, or is one a ghost and another Luigi in a twist on the mascot's appearance in Nintendo Land?

Right now we don't know what the mode is or whether this is another listing error. Until we know more, wild speculation is welcome in the comments below.

Thanks to Joey Cummens for the tip.


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Weird...  Local Multiplayer would mean more than just Street Pass but then they just list 1 as number of players. 

Hey, everybody I'm number 1.  Hello, I'm number 2.

I'm so stoked for this game. I'll probably never use the multiplayer, though. Most of my friends think I'm crazy for owning a 3DS, and they sure as hell aren't going to buy one just to play Luigi's Mansion.

The big mystery to me though, is that the final boxart has a Nintendo Network logo on it.   So since online multiplayer appears to be off the table, what gives?  Online leaderboard?  Paid DLC?  DLC would be awesome.

The Screamapillar is easily identified by its constant screaming—it even screams in its sleep. The Screamapillar is the favorite food of everything, is sexually attracted to fire, and needs constant reassurance or it will die.

Can't wait for this to finally arrive, been waiting for years!

Multiplayer could be interesting. Probably a co-op mode or competitive ghost hunt maybe?

I would love a co-op mode! Imagine a ghost that can only be defeated if two people are attacking it at the same time... :)

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Day one for me, multiplayer or not...

If the multiplayer is only local, I will remain a sad man. However, I will still probably buy this game if it does have it or not.

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I will rebuy a 3DS for this. XL that is.

Mario makes yet another appearance. Nintendo should trust Luigi to handle a game on his own.

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