Kick Off The Year of Luigi with Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon

  Kick Off The Year of Luigi with Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon

 Luigi Takes the Spotlight in a New Spooky Adventure Exclusively for Nintendo

Business Wire

REDMOND, Wash. -- March 21, 2013

When there are ghosts that need capturing, puzzles that need solving and
haunted mansions that need exploring, who is the best little brother for the
job? Luigi, that’s who! Luigi may be afraid of, well, everything, but that
fear isn’t going to stop him when the Dark Moon has shattered and he is the
only one who can retrieve the missing pieces. Launching exclusively for
Nintendo 3DS on March 24, Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon is the sequel to 2001’s
much-loved Luigi’s Mansion and features more mansions, more ghosts and more

Kick Off The Year of Luigi with Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (Photo: Business

Kick Off The Year of Luigi with Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (Photo: Business

Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon marks the beginning of the Year of Luigi. The
yearlong celebration for Mario’s green-clad younger brother also includes the
launch of Mario & Luigi: Dream Team and Mario Golf: World Tour for Nintendo
3DS, as well as the New Super Luigi U downloadable content for New Super Mario
Bros. U on Wii U.

“The Year of Luigi starts with a bang as Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon delivers
an original adventure starring Mario’s not-so-brave brother,” said Scott
Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing.
“Packed with multiple mansions to explore, secrets to discover and a new
multiplayer mode to enjoy, the game is a fitting tribute to one of gaming’s
most unsung heroes.”

In Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, Luigi must explore several unique mansions, all
stunningly realized with colorful 3D visuals that make each haunted hallway
and atmospheric detail look better than ever. Each mansion is filled with
ghosts for Luigi to capture, clever puzzles to challenge his skills and piles
of treasure for him to collect. Equipped with his trusty Poltergust 5000, a
vacuum cleaner designed to suck up ghosts, and a variety of new abilities like
the secret-revealing Dark-Light Device, Luigi must complete each of the
mansions’ multiple missions in his quest to find the pieces of the Dark Moon.
These missions can be replayed many times, encouraging players to earn a
higher rank by collecting more treasure and losing less health.

All the mansions in the game are packed with environmental details that can be
manipulated to help Luigi conquer challenges. Puzzles can be solved by
spinning the hands of a clock with the Poltergust 5000, or precious coins can
be uncovered by flipping over a rug. Almost every object in the mansions’ many
rooms can be interacted with.

New to the series are fun multiplayer modes that can be enjoyed with up to
four players using local wireless, download or online play. In Hunter Mode,
players team up to catch all the ghosts on each floor of a haunted tower. Rush
Mode finds players escaping a floor before time runs out, while Polterpup Mode
focuses on a frantic search for hidden ghost dogs. Additional Nintendo 3DS
systems and games, as well as wireless broadband Internet access, may be
required for multiplayer modes.

As a special promotion for anyone who has not yet purchased a Nintendo 3DS XL
system, those that register both a Nintendo 3DS XL and Luigi’s Mansion: Dark
Moon via Club Nintendo between Feb. 14 and April 30 will receive a code to
download one of these five great games for free in the Nintendo eShop for
Nintendo 3DS: Super Mario 3D Land, Professor Layton and the Miracle Mask, Art
Academy: Lessons for Everyone!, Star Fox 64 3D or Freakyforms Deluxe: Your
Creations, Alive! For more information, visit

In a special treat for fans, the Nintendo World store in New York will be
hosting a launch event for Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon on March 23 starting at
5 p.m. At the event, the second floor of the store will be transformed into a
haunted mansion full of puzzles and games, featuring playable demos of the
game, photo opportunities with Luigi and fun giveaways (while supplies last).
Fans will also be able to purchase a copy of Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon during
the event, a day before the game releases in retail stores and in the Nintendo

For more information about Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, visit

Remember that Nintendo 3DS features parental controls that let adults manage
the content their children can access. For more information about this and
other features, visit

About Nintendo: The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive
entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets
hardware and software for its Wii U^™ and Wii^™ home consoles, and Nintendo
3DS^™ and Nintendo DS^™ families of portable systems. Since 1983, when it
launched the Nintendo Entertainment System^™, Nintendo has sold more than 4
billion video games and more than 651 million hardware units globally,
including the current-generation Wii U, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 3DS XL, as
well as the Game Boy^™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi^™ and
Nintendo DSi XL^™, Super NES^™, Nintendo 64^™, Nintendo GameCube^™ and Wii
systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known,
household names such as Mario^™, Donkey Kong^™, Metroid^™, Zelda^™ and
Pokémon^™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in
Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo’s operations in the
Western Hemisphere. For more information about Nintendo, please visit the
company’s website at

                                    # # #

Note to editors: Nintendo press materials are available at, a password-protected site. To obtain a login,
please contact Deanna Avila at 213-438-8742 or Users
can receive instant Nintendo information by subscribing to the site’s RSS

Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available:



Kaitlin Roach, 212-373-6061
Andrew Kelly, 415-318-4373
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.