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Luigi’s Mansion 3 is getting DLC, but probably not in the way most would have expected. Two multiplayer parts are planned – the first by the end of April and the second by the end of July. This is somewhat surprising, as Luigi’s Mansion 3 is mainly looked upon fondly for its single-player experience.

In an interview with Kotaku, a few developrers weighed in on why Luigi’s Mansion 3 won’t be seeing any single-player DLC. Creative director Bryce Holliday explained:

Nintendo has issued a new update for Luigi’s Mansion 3. The latest patch is version 1.2.1.

According to Nintendo, the main purpose of the update is to address an issue in which some achievements wouldn’t unlock. There are also the usual vague fixes and improvements.

Nintendo has passed along a few more screenshots from the newly-announced Multiplayer Pack for Luigi’s Mansion 3. Get a look at the images below.

Luigi’s Mansion 3 Multiplayer Pack Part 1 is due out by April 30, 2020. The second part will follow by July 31, 2020. Read more about the DLC in our initial post here.

Luigi’s Mansion 3 is selling pretty well in the UK – perhaps better than one would expect. In the previous week, sales were actually up 49 percent.

Pokemon Sword and Pokemon Shield have been top sellers on Switch during the holiday season. However, Luigi’s Mansion 3 has actually sold more copies than a number of other top titles, including New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, Super Mario Maker 2 and The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening. GamesIndustry also reports that Luigi’s Mansion 3 “has far exceeded previous games in the franchise”.


Luigi's Mansion 3

Nintendo and Next Level Games have issued a new patch for Luigi’s Mansion 3. Version 1.2.0 is highlighted by the addition of a DLC button on the title screen menu and numerous fixes.

Below are the full patch notes:

Nintendo has finally shared first details on multiplayer DLC for Luigi’s Mansion 3. DLC was first confirmed for the game back in December.

Nintendo is planning two different parts of the Luigi’s Mansion 3 Multiplayer Pack. The first part is releasing by April 30, 2020, followed by the second part by July 31, 2020. Pricing is set at $9.99 for the full set.

Here are the full details:

Luigi’s Mansion 3 sold through 55 percent of its initial shipment in Japan, Dengeki reports. That’s with the game having sold around 150,000 copies in its first week.

The previous entry in the series, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, sold 285,000 units in its first week and 1.05 million life-to-date in Japan. Also, the original Luigi’s Mansion shifted 134,000 copies before going on to sell 412,000 copies in total.


Last week, Luigi’s Mansion 3 launched on Switch. Digital Foundry has now published a new video examining the game from a technical perspective.

Here are the main points:

Luigi’s Mansion 3 was already said to have had the fastest-selling physical Switch game of 2019 in the UK. GamesIndustry now reports that its sales are 140 percent higher than its predecessor, without including digital sales.

Disney Classic Games: Aladdin and The Lion King also launched last week. It came in at #12 and sold the best on Switch. 48 percent of sales were on Nintendo’s platform, followed by PS4 at 38 percent and Xbox One at 14 percent.

As one other note, Ring Fit Adventure continues to do well. Sales dropped just 21 percent and the title remained in the top ten at #7.


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