Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD for Switch is going head-to-head with the 3DS original as part of a new graphics comparison video, courtesy of GameXplain.
Simply boosting the resolution is an easy win for Switch given how limited the display was on Nintendo’s older portable. Apart from that though, we’re able to see that some assets have been touched up. But other areas of the game – notably models – are very comparable to the previous 3DS edition.
Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD was featured in the last Nintendo Direct. New footage was shown and Nintendo confirmed the game’s release window. One small but interesting tidbit is the name – the 3DS version was known as Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon in North America, but the “2” will now be used worldwide.
Here’s an overview of the game:
Retrieve the missing shards of the Dark Moon scattered across several distinct haunted mansions, each with their own puzzles to solve and ghosts to capture. Use your superpowered ghost-hunting tool, the Poltergust 5000, to suck up ghosts (and window curtains) and blow air to search every nook and cranny of the chilling-yet-charming mansions. This spooky fun adventure, originally released for the Nintendo 3DS system, is now visually enhanced in HD on the Nintendo Switch system.
The Dark Moon that hangs over Evershade Valley seems to have a calming effect on the ghosts that reside there. The quirky Professor E. Gadd has been studying the friendly spirits. But when the Dark Moon suddenly breaks apart and falls into the valley below, the once-friendly ghosts become hostile. Luigi must stumble into action and summon his courage to restore the Dark Moon to its rightful place in the sky.
You and up to three players can team up to take on the challenges of the ScareScraper, a haunted building teeming with ghosts and challenges not found in the main adventure. Recruit your fellow ghost hunters to scale the terrifying tower locally or online.
Check out the Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD graphics comparison video for Switch and 3DS below.
Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD will launch for Switch in Summer 2024. Given how far away it is, it’s possible that more work will be done on the visuals over the next few months.