Nintendo might not have given us a release date for Luigi’s Mansion 3 during its E3 2019 Direct presentation, but it did give us a more detailed look at upgrades coming to the Green One’s Poltergust.
The first new move that Luigi can pull off with his Poltergust is the Slam. This lets him slam ghosts around as he’s sucking them up with the Poltergust, weakening them and making them easier to capture.
His new and improved Poltergust also comes equipped with a plunger. Using the Suction Shot allows Luigi to open locked doors, remove enemy shields, and more.
Finally, Burst is basically an area of effect attack that doesn’t damage ghosts but instead pushes them away from Luigi. This is a perfect move if Luigi is getting surrounded by ghosts and he needs some breathing room.
But the Poltergust isn’t the only thing getting an upgrade. Professor E. Gadd is back, and he’s created a new companion for Luigi called Gooigi, who can access areas that Luigi can’t. One player can switch between Luigi and Gooigi on the fly, or a second player can control Gooigi simultaneously. Gooigi’s major weakness is that he’s vulnerable to water, but he can walk through spikes and other sorts of traps.
Finally, Nintendo revealed ScareScraper, a new local or online co-op mode that tasks players with completing timed challenges.
Luigi’s Mansion 3 is still slated to come to Nintendo Switch sometime in 2019, but no specific release date was announced.