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Luigi's Mansion 2 Switch 3DS graphics comparison

Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD for Switch is going head-to-head with the 3DS original as part of a new graphics comparison video, courtesy of GameXplain.

Simply boosting the resolution is an easy win for Switch given how limited the display was on Nintendo’s older portable. Apart from that though, we’re able to see that some assets have been touched up. But other areas of the game – notably models – are very comparable to the previous 3DS edition.

Luigi's Mansion 2 HD screenshots

Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD just got its proper reveal during today’s Nintendo Direct, and the official boxart is now available above. We also have a new set of screenshots.

Nintendo has shared the following about Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD:

Luigi's Mansion 2 HD

We have an update on the new Switch version of Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon thanks to today’s Nintendo Direct, and the game is now confirmed to be titled Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD. The game is slated for Summer 2024.

It’s not been too long since we last heard about the game, which is a visually enhanced version of the original, as it was made known during the June Nintendo Direct. That news was shared alongside a bunch of other Mario news – notably Super Mario Bros. Wonder, Super Mario RPG, and the new Princess Peach title.

Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon originally released on 3DS in 2013, so the game will be making its return just over a decade later.

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon

The 3DS game Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon is on the way to Switch, Nintendo has revealed. It will launch in 2024.

Nintendo is officially describing the release as a “visually enhanced” version of the game. More information will be shared in the future.

Mario Strikers: Battle League update 1.3.2

Mario Strikers: Battle League players can update their game once again as version 1.3.2 has now been released.

This patch is intended to address a crash resulting from certain Stadium Themes and characters. Other unspecified issues have been addressed as well.

The full patch notes for the Mario Strikers: Battle League version 1.3.2 update are as follows:

Switch Sports Mario Strikers Battle League 1.3.1

New updates have rolled out for Nintendo Switch Sports and Mario Strikers: Battle League, with both moving up to version 1.3.1.

We will say that these patches are fairly minor. With Mario Strikers, Nintendo and Next Level Games addressed an issue where Rainbow-colored ? Blocks would not appear during Strikers Club Season Matches. As for Nintendo Switch Sports, the game has received additional data for available items.

Mario Strikers: Battle League update 1.3.0

Nintendo and Next Level Games have just started distribution of the new version 1.3.0 update for Mario Strikers: Battle League, and we have the patch notes.

The third content drop for the game was announced yesterday, and can be accessed now. As a reminder, it’s highlighted by Birdo and Bowser Jr. as new characters. The Urban Rooftop stage and Shellfish Gear are also included. There are some other aspects to the update such as a “Quick Chat” feature while playing online.

The full patch notes for the Mario Strikers: Battle League version 1.3.0 update are as follows:

Mario Strikers Battle League Bowser Jr. Birdo

Bowser Jr. and Birdo are joining Mario Strikers: Battle League as the game’s next free characters, Nintendo and Next Level Games just announced.

Similar to previous updates for the game, other content is planned as well. Urban Rooftop will be added as a new stage while Shellfish Gear will be included as well.

Project Valkyrie Metroid Prime

Did You Know Gaming has secured new details on Project Valkyrie, a number of prototypes for the Metroid series that eventually turned into Metroid Prime: Federation Force.

You may recall that there was talk of a cancelled Metroid 3DS project in 2014 and 2015 that tied in with some pieces of concept art shared by a Next Level Games employee. Much was made of the image for Samus pictured above at the time.

Mario Strikers Battle League demo eShop

A new demo for Mario Strikers: Battle League is now available, Nintendo has announced. It can be accessed via the eShop.

Those interested in the demo can try out “a limited selection of characters, stadiums, and matches”. Some modes can be played a limited number of times. Quick Battle lets you play up to seven matches and for Cup Battles, the Cannon Cup is playable once.

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