Nintendo has announced two pieces of downloadable content for Luigi’s Mansion 3, both of which will arrive next year.
The first piece of DLC will be Multiplayer Pack 1 (I wonder how they came up with that name?) which will arrive “by April 30, 2020”. This pack will bolster the game out with three new mini-games for ScreamPark mode, three new outfits for Luigi with matching floor themes, and new themed ghosts in ScareScraper mode. The second piece of DLC, Multiplayer Pack Part 2, will launch “by July 31, 2020″, adding another three new mini-games for ScreamPark mode and three new ScareScraper outfits with matching floor themes and themed ghosts”.
Please note that these content drops are not available for individual purchase. Instead, you’ll have to fork out £8.99/$9.99 up front which will bag you both content drops, which isn’t too bad. Purchasing the DLC will also bag you an in-game Polterpup light called the Flashlight Type-P, which can be used during both Story Mode and ScareScraper mode.
It’s good to see Nintendo supporting Luigi’s Mansion 3 post-launch, even if the multiplayer really isn’t anything to write home about. The single-player is most definitely where most of the fun is to be had, but there really isn’t anything else you could add to that, so this content drop should at least bulk things out for those who play the multiplayer. In my 8/10 review of the game, I said:
“Luigi’s Mansion 3 is another absolute gem of an exclusive for the Nintendo Switch. Tremendous level design and addictive mechanics combined with fantastic charm, loveable characters, and a joyous sense of humour make this an absolute delight to play for gamers of all ages. It’s not the most challenging of games, it possibly goes on for a couple of hours too long, and the multiplayer isn’t anything to get excited about, but none of that is enough to stop Luigi’s Mansion 3 being another must-play for anybody who owns a Nintendo Switch.”
In other words, it’s great and you should play it.