Rather than having one big mansion, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon features multiple mansions for players to traverse. The reason for this is, according to the game’s supervisor Ryuichi Nakada, the developers wanted players to experience using the Poltergust 5000 – Luigi’s useful, ghost-sucking vacuum cleaner – in different environments. Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon is available for purchase in stores and in the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS.
Why did you decide to abandon a single mansion in exchange for several different mansions?
Nakada: It’s because we wanted to have players experience using the Poltergust 5000 in a variety of different environments. This certainly would have been possible within a single mansion, but another intention we had was to have people play the game in distinct portions at a time. Therefore, we decided the current structure would be best in terms of achieving this goal.