Nintendo opened up its E3 Direct with a bang, showcasing a plentiful look at Luigi’s Mansion 3 gameplay. The comedic horror adventure game is set in a gigantic hotel this time around, with each teetering floor packing a different theme.

Luigi is armed with an upgraded Poltergust G-00 with which to suck up ghosts. He can now slam enemies; use a suction shot to pull objects, and create a new form of himself known as Goo-igi. This basically makes a gooey clone of the green plumber, useful for solving puzzles or available for co-op play.

If you want a more granular look at how Luigi’s Mansion 3 plays then Nintendo did host a Treehouse playthrough of an early section of the game. This includes the Paranormal Productions floor of the hotel, as well as a peek at Luigi’s Mansion 3’s first boss. Needless to say, if you want to go into LM3 unspoiled then you may want to give this additional footage a miss.

Unfortunately, we still don’t have anything more specific than a ‘later in 2019’ launch date for Luigi’s Mansion 3. Fingers crossed it doesn’t get delayed like Animal Crossing: New Horizon.

Nintendo’s output for the back half of 2019 is beginning to take a decent shape now though, with one or two first-party exclusives arriving each month.

  • June - Super Mario Maker 2
  • July - Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order, Fire Emblem: Three Houses
  • August - Astral Chain
  • October - 
  • September - The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening, Daemon x Machina
  • November - Pokemon Sword and Shield, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
  • December -

There’s still a big old gap in October so we reckon Luigi’s Mansion 3 is probably gunning for a Halloween launch or thereabouts.