Luigi's Mansion 3 gets first DLC pack almost two months early - meet Groovigi

Nintendo has launched the first DLC pack for Luigi's Mansion 3 almost two months ahead of schedule.

Despite earlier plans to release it on April 30, Part 1 of the Multiplayer DLC pack is available on the Nintendo eShop for $9.99, I can personally attest. Buying the DLC gives you access to a special in-game flashlight that projects a silhouette of everyone's favorite spectral pup onto walls. And as if that's not worth the price of admission alone, the DLC includes three new mini-games for the multiplayer ScreamPark mode, six new ghosts, three new Luigi outfits, and three new floor themes in the co-op ScareScraper mode.

The three new ScreamPark modes are Tricky Ghost Hunt, DodgeBrawl, and River Bank. Tricky Ghost Hunt is a lot like Ghost Hunt, except you have electrically-charged floor panels to contend with. DodgeBrawl is exactly what you think but with fruit, and River Bank throws you in a river with an inflatable duck to swim upstream and collect coins while dodging stuff.

ScreamPark also has a new offline practice mode that can be accessed by just one player. As for ScareScraper, Luigi can now dress up as a medieval knight, a mummy, or a disc jockey from the '70s named - wait for it - Groovigi. 

The online co-op mode also gets a new 20-floor mode and new rare ghosts.

I couldn't be happier to have more Luigi's Mansion 3, especially since the multiplayer suite was admittedly a tad thin at launch. Expect Part 2 of the Multiplayer DLC to launch in July, but be prepared in case Nintendo decides to jump the gun again (we won't mind, Nintendo. Promise.)

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Jordan Gerblick

After scoring a degree in English from ASU, I worked as a copy editor while freelancing for places like SFX Magazine, Screen Rant, Game Revolution, and MMORPG on the side. Now, as GamesRadar's west coast Staff Writer, I'm responsible for managing the site's western regional executive branch, AKA my apartment, and writing about whatever horror game I'm too afraid to finish.