Capcom Opens Up a Luigi’s Mansion Arcade

Luigi's Mansion Arcades

Nintendo’s no stranger to the arcades. After all, they made their name in video games with 1980s hits like Donkey Kong and Mario Bros., among many others. In the decades since, they’ve outsourced some of their properties to third parties, many who have a stronger grasp at the arcade marketplace these days. It seems that Capcom has newly acquired a new Nintendo property for arcade use: Luigi’s Mansion.

From October 30th through November 3rd, Capcom conducted a location test for their arcade machine, Luigi Mansion Arcade. What makes this so notable is that they didn’t tell anyone prior, so the game was shown publicly for the first time ever. Unfortunately, that also means that few details about the game are known.

The Luigi’s Mansion series, encompassing entries on GameCube and 3DS, entail trusty Bro Luigi ghost-hunting in various mansions, via his flashlight and Poltergust 3000. Presumably, the arcade game’s gameplay would model itself on such mechanics.

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This Luigi’s Mansion arcade game under direction at Capcom comes on the heels of Nintendo freeing up the outsourcing of their IPs. Other Nintendo properties recently turning to arcades include Namco’s Mario Kart Arcade GP and Namco’s Pokken Tournament. What do you think of Luigi’s Mansion’s star turn at arcades? Would you want to see it hit arcades near you?

Source: GameStalk

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