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The unexpected sequel to the GameCube launch title that wasn't a Mario game, Luigi's Mansion 2, has a new set of screens from TGS 2011. The reluctant hero is showing off some of the game's exotic areas, as well as the usual haunts. Though Luigi will be traveling back and forth from mansions to his ally Prof. E. Gadd's laboratory, he'll apparently still visit at least one ice world and an Egyptian-style temple chamber - it's remarkable what mansion owners have in basements.

So far Luigi's Mansion 2 doesn't seem to stray from the concept of a Mario game meeting a G-rated Ghostbusters. Luigi has to collect ghosts, stunning them with his flashlight before sucking them into his trusty Poltergust 5000 (vacuum cleaner). But there are a few 3DS-specific enhancements, such as the direction Luigi points while sucking ghosts being subtly controlled by tilting the system and a 3D screen that might actually be helpful by adding depth to a static vantage point — a camera feature often used in survival horror to intentionally obscure vision, which has always struck us as oddly out-of-place in a Nintendo game.

For more on the game you can read our recent preview or flip through the gallery below. Luigi's Mansion 2 is due out in 2012 and is being developed by Next Level Games, the makers of Captain America: Super Soldier and Punch-Out! Wii.

Sep 16, 2011

7 comments

  • Yeager1122 - September 16, 2011 8:18 p.m.

    Gonna be a great 3ds game.
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  • EvidentDead - September 16, 2011 7:02 p.m.

    I want all none of these things.
  • shawksta - September 16, 2011 4:04 p.m.

    I seriously cant wait for this game! I noticed the rooms that were brighter back in E3, are now more darker and creepier, Awesome progress! Also, while you guys love the MARIO button, this story might be different than mario being captured for the 3rd time.(Luigi's mansion, Super princess peach) Speaking of SPP, I hope theres a sequel, that game was rather fun.
  • EvidentDead - September 16, 2011 3:47 p.m.

    "M-m-m-m-mario-o-o!" I'm so excited for this game!
  • codystovall - September 16, 2011 7:59 p.m.

    This is what they should be focusing on, originals and sequels exclusive to the 3ds. Need a pikmin game for ds
  • Cyberninja - September 16, 2011 8:31 p.m.

    seeing as mass attack is probably the game you are looking for and SMT:DS2 is going to be the last ds game to come out japan chances are nintendo would make pikman for 3ds not ds if it ever leaves consoles

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