- “Ho ho! The terrified look in your eye just gave me a great idea. From now on, I'm going to call the DS — this is genius — the Dual Scream!”
- —Professor E. Gadd, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
The Dual Scream is a device designed by Professor E. Gadd in Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. "Dual Scream" is a pun on "Dual Screen" (what "DS" stands for in the name of the Nintendo DS, which the Dual Scream is modeled after). E. Gadd gives the Dual Scream its name during the mission Gear Up, taking inspiration from the terrified look in Luigi's eyes. It functions similarly to the Game Boy Horror from Luigi's Mansion. It allows E. Gadd to communicate with Luigi, displays mission objectives and a map of the current mansion on the Nintendo 3DS's bottom screen, and displays the pause menu on the 3DS's top screen when accessed. Its ringtone is an arrangement of the series' Main Theme. In Luigi's Mansion 3, the Dual Scream is succeeded by the Virtual Boo.
Names in other languages
|From「どこでも」(dokodemo, anywhere) and stylistic version of「しゃべれる」(shabereru), a potential form for「しゃべる」(shaberu, to talk)|
|Dutch||Dubbele Schreeuw (DS)||Double Shout|
|German||Duo-Spukofon||From "Spuk" (spook) & Telefon (telephone)|
|Italian||Doppio Strillo||Double Scream|
|Spanish (NOA)||Dispositivo de Sustos (DS)||Fright Device|
|Spanish (NOE)||Distribuidora de Sustos (DS)||Distributor of Frights|
- While Nintendo DS speakers have a rectangular shape, the speakers of the Dual Scream are shaped like E. Gadd's head.
- E. Gadd mentions once that he turned the screen brightness down on the Dual Scream. However, the original Nintendo DS does not have adjustable screen brightness. This line is removed in the European release.