Luigi’s Mansion Arcade Game Arriving Summer 2015, Plus New Details

New details have arrived on the intriguing Luigi’s Mansion Arcade game. Developed by Capcom, the arcade version was running through a testing period from October 30 to November 3, as we reported yesterday. But since the spooky season and its testing run has passed, Games Talk has supplied a few details on the upcoming arcade game.

Translated by members from NeoGaf, the arcade title will be based on Luigi’s Mansion 2 for the Nintendo 3DS and playable only in a first person perspective. Luigi, however, will appear in cutscenes, so fans will still be able to glimpse his shaky poses in perilous situations. Gloomy Mansion is the only confirmed stage so far, but Capcom is sure to announce others in the future.

Players will be able to get to grips with the controls from an in-game tutorial from Professor Elvin Gadd, while at the helm of a poltergust-shaped controller, which sucks in ghosts if shaken. A start button and bomb button are also located on the Luigi’s Mansion arcade tower. According to Games Talk, Capcom are looking to release the arcade game by Summer 2015 in Japan.

EU eShop: Luigi’s Mansion 2 And Dr. Luigi Discounts Starting Thursday

This week’s European download is offering two more Luigi discounts in the 3DS and Wii U eShop as an honorary send-off to the famed green plumber. It’s the last week within the Year of Luigi, so starting this Thursday you can purchase the fantastic Luigi’s Mansion 2 on the 3DS for €35.99 or £31.99 compared to the usual price of €44.99 / £39.99.

However, if you’ve been there, done that, and even got the Luigi Mansion figurine, then you can always opt for Dr. Luigi on the Wii U, priced at the delightful €9.99 or £8.99 compared to the usual €14.99 / £13.49. Both Luigi’s Mansion 2 and Dr. Luigi will be available at the reduced price until March 18, when the Year of Luigi officially concludes. Other temporary eShop discounts include:

Wii U eShop Temporary Discounts

  • BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2 Future Legend of Rhythm Alien – €3.99 / £3.33 until March 20, usually €11.99 / £9.99

3DS eShop Temporary Discounts 

  • Star Wars Pinball – €3.49 / £3.14 until March 20, usually €6.99 / £6.29
  • Marvel Pinball 3D – €3.49 / £3.14 until March 20, usually €6.99 / £6.29
  • Zen Pinball 3D – €2.49 / £2.24 until March 20, usually €4.99 / £4.49
  • Wakedas – €1.99 / £1.69 until March 27, usually €2.99 / £2.50
  • Witch & Hero – €1.99 / £1.79 until March 27, usually €4.00 / £3.60
  • World Conqueror 3D – €3.99 / £3.59 until March 27, usually €4.99 / £4.49

Next Level Games Thanks Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon Players

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The folks at Canada-based studio Next Level Games have thanked the millions of Luigi fans out there, via their Facebook page, who’ve purchased their latest video game. Just in case you didn’t know, Next Level Games is the developer behind the critically acclaimed Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, which was released earlier this year, exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS.

Despite being a sequel to Nintendo GameCube launch title Luigi’s Mansion, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon is the better game of the two – because of many reasons, as explained in our Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon review. If you haven’t already, purchase Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon from a retailer near you or the Nintendo eShop. Read Next Level Games’ thank you note below:

Thank You Luigi Fans!

It has been just over 3 months since the worldwide release of Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon and at Next Level Games, we’ve been overwhelmed by the support from our fans. We’d like to express a big thank you to everybody who bought the game, 3DS download played it or simply talked it up near the water cooler. Your continued support is most graciously appreciated.

We here at Next Level Games are honoured (this is the Canadian way to write it) to have the opportunity to entertain the millions of Nintendo fans.
We relish the everyday challenge of continuing the tradition of making fun for everyone.

High Fives all around,
Next Level Games

NPD: April Games Sales Nosedive At Retail, Luigi’s Mansion 2 And Lego City 3DS In Top Ten

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The NPD Group has said that April was a dismal month for video game sales in the United States. Industry sales slumped 25 percent, reaching $495.2 million. Software sales for April fell 17 percent to $267.8 million, while hardware sales plummeted 42 percent to $109.5 million. That didn’t stop Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon and LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins sneak into the all formats top ten. You can view all the best-selling games in the United States for the month of April, below.

  1. Injustice: Gods Among Us (360, PS3, Wii U)
  2. Dead Island: Riptide (360, PS3, PC)
  3. Bioshock Infinite (360, PS3, PC)
  4. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 (360, PS3, PC, Wii U)
  5. Defiance (360, PS3, PC)
  6. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
  7. NBA 2k13 (360, PS3, Wii, Wii U, PSP, PC)
  8. Skylanders Giants (Wii, 360, PS3, 3DS, Wii U)
  9. Lego City Undercover: The Chase Begins (3DS)
  10. MLB 13: The Show (PS3, Vita)

Luigi’s Mansion 2 And LEGO City 3DS Remain In UK Top Five

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Both Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon and LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins are enjoying moderate success in the UK individual formats top five. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon continues to hold on to number five, while LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins is sitting pretty at number four. Sadly, there’s still no Wii U games in the UK individual formats top forty. The best-selling game this week remains Dead Island: Riptide, which is available for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. You can view the top forty in its entirety, right here.

Helpful Hints For Luigi’s Mansion 2 Straight From Nintendo UK

luigi's_mansion_dark_moon_ghost_chaseHaving trouble pacing the dark halls of Luigi’s Mansion 2? Well have no fear, Nintendo is here to give you some tips and hints on finding collectibles and treasures, and it’s all in a handy support guide provided by Nintendo UK.

The guide, which you can find here, is chock full of helpful hints to lead series beginners into the Nintendo 3DS game. It reads more as a jazzed up version of the instruction manual, but players unfamiliar with the title will find it appreciative nonetheless.

Luigi’s Mansion 2 And Lego City 3DS Remain In UK Top Ten

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This week’s UK individual formats chart are now in. The well-received Luigi’s Mansion 2 and LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins for Nintendo 3DS remain in the UK top ten. Luigi’s Mansion 2 has climbed from number nine to number five and LEGO City Undercover: The Chase Begins has climbed from number six to number four. Not a bad week for the Nintendo 3DS. Sadly, there’s no Wii U titles in the UK individual formats chart this week.