Are you ready for this? Because if you thought the mere existance of a multiplayer mode in Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon was awesome enough already, some of this stuff should take your already high existing level of hype and more than triple it, because darn it’s awesome. First up, lots of new info about the Hunter/co-op multiplayer mode:
You know, this reminds me a lot of Call of Duty’s Nazi Zombies mode or the Horde mode from Gears of War. Not a bad thing though, I thought the former was one of the most entertaining parts, so to have a Luigi’s Mansion variant sounds like one of the best things ever. And infinite floor tower climbs where you have to take out spooks sounds like one of the best additions ever made to the Luigi’s Mansion series if you ask me.
There’s also a few new screens of the mode here:
Additionally, we also have some new information about the game’s single player mode. Here it is:
Stage 6 is Gloomy Mansion, which has the giant spider shown in an early trailer as the boss. The battle is supposedly also puzzle based (what Luigi’s Mansion boss battles aren’t?) and involves lighting the spiders web on fire via different means.
It’s not as interesting as the new multiplayer mode, but you have to admit it sounds fantastic regardless. Giant spider as a boss? That’s pretty clever. And the multiple ways of damaging the boss make it sound like a far more entertaining battle than any from the first game.
Additionally, it also confirms there are more than six mansions in the game. That’s nice to know, especially as it seems to make it very clear that this will not in any way be as short as the original game and will probably have many, many hours of playtime to boot.
All in all, Luigi’s Mansion Dark Moon is shaping up to be an absolutely fantastic game, and the announcement of this new multiplayer mode and the details regarding it make it sound even better. It’s definitely going to be a day one purchase when March 2013 comes around.