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Luigi's Mansion 3 rated in Korea

Mario?

Nintendo hasn't shown anything about Luigi's Mansion 3 since its original reveal. We haven't gotten a single tidbit of info, unless you count the mention of the game in Nintendo's quarter reports. While we wait for Nintendo start the drip-feed, it seems like some movement might be made soon.

Luigi's Mansion 3 has just received a rating in Korea. One would think that if the game is getting rated already, that things are progressing somewhat steadily. With E3 2019 right around the corner, it would be really surprising to see the game not covered in some way, shape, or form. Hopefully we'll get a full blowout in just a few weeks.

Luigi's Mansion 3's logo gets a slight update

Orange you glad you looked?

During yesterday's financial briefing, Nintendo shared various slides from their presentation to investors. We posted the image above yesterday during the flurry of news, but there's something minor worth pointing out. As our friends at GameXplain mentioned, the above logo for Luigi's Mansion 3 is now a bit different. The change comes with the number 3, which has been given a new shade of orange, as compared to its previous green color.

Luigi's Mansion website updates with part 4 of Professor E. Gadd's journal; 'That Nostalgic Mansion'

Back to where it all started

The official website for Luigi's Mansion has finally updated with the 4th installment of E. Gadd's journal. Check out a snippet of the journal below, then hit up the link for the full piece.

Now that I have successfully caused Gooigi to assume Luigi's shape and have taught him to wield the Poltergust, I've decided some practical experience catching ghosts is in order! But where to do that…

I mustn't forget that, if I hope to make use of Gooigi's Goo-based properties to give him capabilities beyond those of a normal person, I'll need ghost energy from beyond Evershade Valley. Thus, sending Gooigi elsewhere could solve both my problems! He would learn more from fighting ghosts, and he could collect ghosts for me at the same time! Heh heh heh!

Check out the full update here

The Metrolink in Manchester gets a gaming makeover

Next stop, Rainbow Road

The Play Expo 2019 event is taking place in Manchester Central on May 4th and 5th, 2019, and to spread the word on the upcoming event, Manchester's Metrolink has gotten a bit of a makeover. People dressed as Mario, Link, Pikachu, Sonic, and more were milling about at the Metrolink, changing the names of various stops to famous gaming locations. Check out more pics of their antics here.

Unused song from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon makes it into Luigi's Mansion Arcade

Okay, I'm creeped out

Many of us have played Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, but hardly any of us know about an unused song in the game. Hidden in the files for Dark Moon is "Ring a Ring o' Roses," a song you probably know by the name "Ring Around the Rosy." It turns out that exact same unused song was pulled from Dark Moon and used in Luigi's Mansion Arcade! Click the first video to hear the song in Dark Moon, and then play the second clip at 11:52 to hear the Arcade version.


Obviously "Ring a Ring o' Roses" is a song that existed long before Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, but as you can hear in the two clips, Luigi's Mansion Arcade pulls the exact same version of the song that went unused in Dark Moon. You have to wonder how stuff like that happens, especially when Capcom was the main developer on the Arcade game!

Thanks to CM30 for the heads up!

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr's Journey updated to Version 1.2

A sound decision

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr's Journey has been bumped up to Version 1.2. The update requires 230 blocks, and fixes just one thing.

Addressed an issue where sound wouldn’t play for music from the Nintendo DS version of Mario & Luigi: Bowser’s Inside Story in the Music Menu, under Records.

Japanese flyer for Super Mario Maker 2 showcases Super Luigi 8-bit sprite

More hints at co-op?

This flyer for Super Mario Maker 2 might not look like anything special at first glance, but there's one particular portion of the image that's intriguing. Down on the bottom-right corner, we get a look at a Super Luigi 8-bit sprite. That sprite actually comes from Super Mario Bros. Deluxe, where Nintendo updated the Luigi's look from Super Mario Bros..

In the original game, Mario and Luigi looked identical when they grabbed a Fire Flower. In Super Mario Bros. Deluxe, Luigi was given a color change so that he looked different from Mario when grabbing the Fire Flower. Check out the image below to see Super Luigi and Fire Flower Luigi from Super Mario Bros. Deluxe below.

Why would Nintendo include the Super Mario Bros. Deluxe 8-bit Super Luigi sprite in Super Mario Maker 2? While there's no official reason yet, it would certainly play into the discussion of 2-player and co-op. Many believe Super Mario Maker 2 will feature some sort of two-player mode. If that's the case, the inclusion of Super Luigi's coloring from Super Mario Bros. Deluxe makes sense. This would be an easy way to differentiate between Mario and Luigi when they both pick up the Fire Flower power-up. If Nintendo stuck with how things were in the original Super Mario Bros., both characters would look exactly the same!

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr's Journey's most recent update causes a Sound Test glitch

Speak up, please

Not too long ago, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr's Journey got an update to fix an issue with game progression. Unfortunately it seems that update has caused another issue, albeit a lesser one. The game's Sound Test feature now only works up to a specific song, and then it goes completely silent after. Hopefully another patch is coming soon to fix this up.

Thanks to cm30 for the heads up!

Luigi and Peach-themed GameCube-Style Wired Fight Pad Pro Controllers now available

Two of Mario’s favorite companions are joining him in our Wired Fight Pad Pro Controller line-up. Today, you can pick up our new Luigi and Princess Peach Wired Fight Pad Pro Controllers for Nintendo Switch at GameStop and on pdp.com!

Just like our other Fight Pads, these new additions have the traditional C-Stick that can be swapped out for a full-size stick for customizable game play. Both controllers also feature a 10-foot USB cable that gives you plenty of room to get comfy on the couch while you take down your enemies.

If you’re looking for a new GameCube-styled controller for your Nintendo Switch, or adding to your collection, you can snag these two new characters from our Wired Fight Pad Pro Controller line-up today! Available now at GameStop and on pdp.com and in-store at GameStop for $24.99. You can also find them on Amazon.com starting May 15.

UK theme park promoting upcoming eSports event with knock-off Mario, Luigi, and Sonic costumes

Thorpe Park Resort in the UK is trying to woo in some new customers by holding an eSports event. The event is called GameFX, and will run from the April 6th to May 31st, 2019. To promote the event, the Thorpe Park team spared no expense on knock-off costumes of Mario, Luigi, Sonic and more. If you're looking for more nightmare fuel like the image above, you can check out more pics here.