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Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon North American box art
North American box art
For alternate box art, see the game's gallery.
Developer Next Level Games
Nintendo SPD Group No.3
Publisher Nintendo
Platform(s) Nintendo 3DS
Release date Original Release
Japan March 20, 2013[1]
USA March 24, 2013
Europe March 28, 2013[2]
Australia March 28, 2013[3]
South Korea July 18, 2013
HK July 26, 2013
ROC July 26, 2013
Nintendo Selects
Japan March 17, 2016
HK March 17, 2016 (Japanese version)
ROC March 17, 2016 (Japanese version)
USA August 26, 2016
Australia May 11, 2017
Europe October 13, 2017
South Korea July 19, 2018[4]
Language(s) Deutsch
English (United Kingdom)
English (United States)
Español (España)
Español (Latinoamérica)
Français (Canada)
Français (France)
Português (Portugal)
Genre Action-adventure
ESRB:ESRB's E rating symbol - Everyone
PEGI:PEGI 7.svg - Seven years and older
CERO:CERO rating A - All ages
ACB:ACB G.svg - General
USK:USK 6.svg - Six years and older
DEJUS:DEJUS L.png - General audience
RARS:RARS 6+.svg - Six years and older
GRAC:GRAC All.svg - All ages
GSRR:GSRR P.svg - Six years and older
FPB:FPB's PG rating symbol - Parental guidance
Mode(s) Single-player, local multiplayer, online multiplayer
Nintendo 3DS:
A picture of a 3DS game card Game Card
Digital download icon for use in templates. Digital download
Nintendo 3DS:

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, known as Luigi's Mansion 2 in European languages, is a Nintendo 3DS game released in 2013. The second installment in the Luigi's Mansion series, the title is a sequel to the 2001 Nintendo GameCube launch title Luigi's Mansion. This is the third game to feature Luigi as the main character with Mario playing a supporting role, the first two being Mario is Missing! and Luigi's Mansion.

The game's plot revolves around Luigi defeating King Boo once again while collecting shards of the Dark Moon to restore peace to the ghosts of Evershade Valley. Unlike its predecessor, much of the gameplay revolves around completing missions in different haunted locations, as opposed to the entirety of the game's exploration taking place in a single mansion. However, capturing ghosts and collecting treasure remain major mechanics in the game.

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon can be played over Nintendo Network, but the service will be terminated on April 8, 2024, making the game no longer playable online.[5][6]

Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon was the first game to be released as part of the "Year of Luigi," honoring 30 years since Luigi's debut.

An arcade version of the game was released in 2015. A third original Luigi's Mansion game, Luigi's Mansion 3, was released worldwide on October 31, 2019 for the Nintendo Switch. A remaster called Luigi's Mansion 2 HD is set to be released on the Nintendo Switch in 2024.[7]


Run E.gadd!
E. Gadd fleeing from the aggressive Greenies

Professor E. Gadd has been researching ghosts in Evershade Valley, with some assistance from his friendly Greenies. When King Boo appears and shatters the Dark Moon, breaking it into six pieces and scattering them to each mansion of the valley, the once friendly ghosts become aggressive, forcing E. Gadd to retreat into his Bunker.

Here we gooooo!
Luigi being teleported by the Pixelator

Luigi, who is sleeping at home with his television on, wakes up when it suddenly displays static. When he touches the screen, E. Gadd suddenly appears and scares Luigi. He informs Luigi about the situation and asks for his assistance. E. Gadd uses his Pixelator to teleport Luigi through the screen, much to Luigi's objection, into E. Gadd's Bunker in Evershade Valley to search for the scattered pieces of the Dark Moon and solve this problem. Luigi must explore the Gloomy Manor not far from the Bunker, the Haunted Towers found in a forest, the Old Clockworks found within a nearby desert, the Secret Mine found in the snowy mountains, and finally the Treacherous Mansion found above a ravine with the ocean around it.

After Luigi gets four Dark Moon pieces and rescues two Toads in the Treacherous Mansion, the two Toads give E. Gadd a security image as the other Toads did when he rescued them. Once E. Gadd fixes it for a clearer view, it is revealed that Mario is once again kidnapped and trapped in a painting. It also revealed that it was King Boo who captured Mario. Because of this, Luigi heads to rescue him in the Train Exhibit in the Treacherous Mansion. It turns out the image was forged to lead Luigi into a trap, and he is ambushed by Big Boo. Afterwards, Luigi and E. Gadd ponder where King Boo and the actual painting are. Suddenly, the Parascope picks up strange readings at the Treacherous Mansion's terrace. Once Luigi reaches the Terrace, King Boo appears and opens up the paranormal portal and releases all of the undead. He then escapes inside with Mario's painting. E. Gadd tells Luigi to capture all the ghosts before their very dimension collapses. Luigi succeeds at this and promptly enters the paranormal portal, where he reaches the final area of his journey, King Boo's Illusion.

Luigi battles King Boo.

After Luigi obtains the last Dark Moon piece from the Tough Possessor within the illusion, E. Gadd attempts to pixelate him back to the Bunker, but King Boo interferes, sending him back to King Boo's Illusion. There, Luigi sees Mario's painting, but King Boo appears and reveals that he broke the Dark Moon in order to put all the ghosts under his control. King Boo also explains that he believes he is the rightful ruler of the Mushroom Kingdom, and wishes to conquer it with his new army. He plans to put Luigi and his friends in paintings as well and proceeds to battle him.

Luigi sleeps with his new Polterpup at home.

Luigi succeeds in capturing King Boo, claims the jewel from his crown, and returns to his dimension with Mario's painting. Luigi then meets up with E. Gadd at the Treacherous Mansion's Terrace. Mario is freed by Luigi's Dark-Light Device, and the Toad Assistants appear with the Dark Moon pieces. Luigi and the Toads then rebuild the Dark Moon, and the ghosts in Evershade Valley return to being friendly again. E. Gadd releases them from the Vault, and they start playing with Mario and company. Even the Polterpup who constantly disrupted Luigi throughout the mansions has become amiable, and he walks up to Luigi and whimpers. Luigi says, "Come here, doggie," resulting in the pup befriending Luigi. E. Gadd smiles as Mario gives Luigi a pat on the back, proud of his brother for overcoming his fears. Then, a Greenie comes in and takes a photo of Luigi and his allies. Luigi returns home and hangs the picture on his wall. He then goes to sleep on his couch, and his newly adopted Polterpup comes and naps with him.

It is revealed afterwards, during the credits, that E. Gadd went back to his research on the ghosts of Evershade Valley with Luigi joining him for some time before returning home with the Polterpup. It is shown that Luigi spends a large amount of time with the ghosts now that the Dark Moon is back.


Luigi sucking up two Greenies

In this game, the Dark Moon has shattered and Luigi needs to find the Dark Moon pieces. There are five mansions in the main game (with a separate sixth mansion being exclusive to multiplayer mode), which house multiple missions in them and share a puzzle-oriented theme. This game also introduces the Poltergust 5000, an upgrade to the 3000 model. Shining light via flashlight is no longer sufficient to stun the ghosts in the game; players now need to activate the Strobulb to stun ghosts. Luigi is also now able to jump while capturing a ghost to dodge incoming projectiles. The flashlight has another feature called the Dark-Light Device, which shines a rainbow colored light to find things such as the path of Boos or invisible objects. Luigi is also given the Dual Scream, which is an original Nintendo DS. It acts the same way as the Game Boy Horror and displays a map on the 3DS's bottom screen. Cash and gems help with the mission score, as well as with upgrades to the Poltergust 5000. There is also an "extra life" system. The Gold Bones found in certain objects serve as extra lives; this causes the Polterpup to take the bone and revive Luigi just by licking his face when Luigi loses all of his HP. Luigi can still yell using the D-pad, as well as hum with the music if standing still for a while. The various Toads that are trapped in paintings each have a different fear which requires more problem solving. There is a Boo in each mission that when captured works towards additional missions.


Main article: ScareScraper

Unlike its predecessor, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon includes a multiplayer mode called the ScareScraper (known as Thrill Tower in European and Australian versions), a series of floors where up to four players can play. The ScareScraper can be set to have 5, 10, 25, or infinite rooms. There are also three difficulty settings: normal, hard, and expert (none of which are available on Endless mode due to the progressive difficulty system). The game mode is compatible with both local, download and online multiplayer.

E. Gadd medals

Upon completing Dark Moon Quest, the game's story mode, the player earns an E. Gadd medal on their file above the playtime. If the player earns a 3-star rank on every mission (which requires capturing every Boo to unlock the bonus missions), they are rewarded with another one. Finally, the last E. Gadd medal can be earned by completing the entire Vault: this includes collecting every gem, Boo, Poltergust upgrade, and capturing every normal and boss ghost from Evershade Valley and ScareScraper at least once. Earning all three medals makes the player's file gold and sparkly.


Luigi scared

Playable character

Supporting characters



An overhead view of Evershade Valley.

Unlike the first game, where there was only one mansion, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon features different themed mansions that Luigi can explore, thanks to E. Gadd's Pixelator teleport system. The game has six mansions in total (one mansion is exclusive to Multiplayer), each with a theme in a similar fashion to the mainstream Super Mario games, as well as a various number of missions within each mansion.


Mansion Mission Description
Monochrome Silhouette of the Gloomy Mansion
Gloomy Manor
I, Professor E. Gadd, had been observing the ghosts living in this Gloomy Manor, when suddenly the Dark Moon broke into pieces, and the ghosts got all hostile-like!
The mission Poltergust 5000 from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
A-1: Poltergust 5000
If we're to restore the Dark Moon, we'll need to get you properly equipped. I've got just the device for the job, but I left it in the Gloomy Manor! Mind fetching it for me, sonny?
Gear Up from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
A-2: Gear Up
Now that you're properly equipped, let's find those Dark Moon pieces! Paranormal readings are stronger in the north rooms of the Gloomy Manor, so we should start out search there.
Quiet Please! from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
A-3: Quiet Please!
According to the Parascope, the ghostly activity in the north section of the Gloomy Manor is increasing! Now that you've recovered the gears, we should be able to investigate.
Visual Tricks from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
A-4: Visual Tricks
Criminy! Someone's been casting illusions in the Gloomy Manor! We'll need my Dark-Light Device to see through this hooey. I'm pretty sure I left it in the Lab.
Sticky Situation from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
A-5: Sticky Situation
Clean up those darn spiderwebs! They're blocking our progress AND they ruin the furniture AND they're just plain gross!
Confront the Source from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
Boss: Confront the Source
This paranormal reading is off the charts! I don't know what's down in that Cellar, but it's not happy. Why don't you...uh...investigate?
Gradual Infiltration from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
Bonus: Gradual Infiltration
We have an...interesting situation. The Parascope is picking up mild paranormal signals in the manor. I'm sending you in to investigate.
Haunted Towers
These remarkable towers are built around a colossal tree. The original owners had a liking for gardening and exotic plants, which are growing out of control!
A Job for a Plumber from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
B-1: A Job for a Plumber
The towers' machinery isn't active. I'm guessing the ghosts broke it already. We need to get the Hydro Generator running before we can search for the next Dark Moon piece.
The Pinwheel Gate from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
B-2: The Pinwheel Gate
With the water flow restored in the Haunted Towers, we can resume our search for the Dark Moon piece. And now I have a better idea of where it might be!
Graveyard Shift from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
B-3: Graveyard Shift
It's time to repair that pinwheel lock! Once that's done, you should be able to get inside the Hollow Tree and look for the passageway to the top.
Pool Party from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
B-4: Pool Party
The Toad you rescued in the Crypt managed to bring back a snap shot from my tridimensional security camera! Let's take a look at it.
Doggone Key from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
B-5: Doggone Key
A very frisky spectral pooch took the special key that we need! Track the dog down and get that key!
Tree Topping from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
Boss: Tree Topping
We've finally got our mitts on that elusive special key! Now we've just got to get to the treetop and grab the Dark Moon piece.
Hostile Intrusion from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
Bonus: Hostile Intrusion
We have a small problem. The Parascope found significant paranormal signs in the towers. Nothing you can't manage!
Old Clockworks
This factory once produced the world's finest clocks and time-measurement devices. Your watch probably comes from here, and you don't even know it!
A Timely Entrance from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
C-1: A Timely Entrance
Good news, Luigi. I've located the next Dark Moon piece. It's at the top of the Clock Tower. All you've gotta do is mosey on up there and grab it! What could go wrong?
Underground Expedition from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
C-2: Underground Expedition
The special compass revealed another path to the underground! Let's hope those ghosts didn't hide the clock hands too well.
Roundhouse Brawl from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
C-3: Roundhouse Brawl
That ancient ghost ran off with the clock hands we're looking for. Thankfully, his strong paranormal signal made him easy to find!
Play Catch from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
C-4: Play Catch
Well, we've recovered the minute hand, but the hour hand is still missing. I've detected some signals in the Clockworks Court, so let's start our search there.
Piece at Last from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
C-5: Piece at Last
There's one last clock part we need to find before we can fix the Clock Tower Gate, and I think I know where it is!
Showtime from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
Boss: Showtime
We finally have everything we need to reach the top of the Clock Tower! But first, let's check the security image that the Toad brought with him.
Outlandish Interruption from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
Bonus: Outlandish Interruption
We've got a complication. There are paranormal signals in the Old Clockworks again! It's ghost-hunting time, sonny!
Mansion 4 in Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
Secret Mine
Some determined geologists started a mining operation in these snowcapped mountains. But when ghosts started moving in, they got scared and abandoned it!
Cold Case from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
D-1: Cold Case
I can’t seem to get a hold of my Toad assistant at the Chalet. He’s probably napping in front of the fireplace again. It’s hard to find good help these days!
Hit Rock Bottom from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon.
D-2: Hit Rock Bottom
According to the Toad assistant, ghosts—Boos especially—have been very active in the mine. Perhaps the security photo will tell us what they’re up to.
D-3: Across the Chasm from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon.
D-3: Across the Chasm
Success! The Parascope has located both the Dark Moon piece and the possessor that has it. But you’ll have to cross the chasm and reach the other side to find them!
Chilly Ride from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon.
Boss: Chilly Ride
Bingo! I’ve found the possessor ghost hiding in the Workshop! And if we’ve learned anything, it’s that where there are possessors, there are Dark Moon pieces!
Severe Infestation from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon.
Bonus: Severe Infestation
We have an infestation on our hands! The Parascope is detecting strong paranormal signals throughout the Secret Mine. It’s go time, Luigi!
Treacherous Mansion
This massive mansion is filled with exotic exhibits by its late globe-trotting owner. Oh, and it also contains the strongest paranormal signals ever recorded!
The Treacherous Mansion's intro in Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
E-1: Front-Door Key
The paranormal activity in this mansion is completely off the charts! Stay on your toes, and start looking for the Dark Moon piece.
King Boo appearing behind Luigi in the mission Double Trouble.
E-2: Double Trouble
I assigned a Toad assistant to take care of the valuable exhibits in the Treacherous Mansion. Let's find him. He might know a thing or two about the Dark Moon piece.
The Poltergeist stealing the book in the mission A Train to Catch.
E-3: A Train to Catch
The Toad curators brought a security-camera image back with them. Maybe it'll give us some clues about the next Dark Moon piece
The mission Ambush Maneuver, as the Big Boo is about to be vacuumed
E-4: Ambush Maneuver
Luigi, King Boo is in the Train Exhibit! Let's strike now, while we have the element of surprise! Get in there, defeat King Boo, and rescue Mario!
The mission Paranormal Chaos, as all the ghosts escape from the paranormal portal
E-5: Paranormal Chaos
I'm getting strange paranormal readings on the Terrace. We'd better send you in to inspect the place.
The mission Stop the Knightmare, as the Possessor ghost shows itself.
Boss: Stop the Knightmare
The portal on the Terrace is still open, but we've got to hurry. Button up those overalls, my boy! It's time to battle King Boo!
The mission Terrifying Invasion.
Bonus: Terrifying Invasion
We have an EMERGENCY! The Parascope is detecting whopping paranormal signals in the mansion! Luigi...THE END IS NEAR!


  • ??? - A dimension where ghosts and spirits live.
  • Bonus challenges - Areas where Luigi has to perform specific tasks in a short time limit, which rewards him with a gem or Gold Bars.
  • King Boo's Illusion - An area that Luigi is sent to when King Boo intercepts the Pixelator. The final battle with King Boo takes place here.
  • ScareScraper (Thrill Tower in PAL versions) - A multiplayer-exclusive mansion.
  • Bunker - E. Gadd's lab outside of Gloomy Manor.
  • Vault

Items and treasures


Three ghosts
A Boo from Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
A Greenie, a Slammer, and a Hider (top), and a Boo (bottom).

The Boos

Main article: List of Boos in Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
  • Gloomy Manor
    • Boogie Woogie (A-1)
    • BaBoon (A-2)
    • Boo Boo (A-3)
    • Boo (A-4)
    • Ooga Booga (A-5)
  • Haunted Towers
    • Mamboo (B-1)
    • Boolean (B-2)
    • Booluga (B-3)
    • Boo B. Trap (B-4)
    • French Boodle (B-5)
  • Old Clockworks
    • Combooter (C-1)
    • Bootine (C-2)
    • Boodonkulous (C-3)
    • Jamboolaya (C-4)
    • Boony Raboot (C-5)
  • Secret Mine
    • Boofoon (D-1)
    • Booger (D-2)
    • Paraboola (D-3)
  • Treacherous Mansion
    • Booldog (E-1)
    • Boopa Trooppa (E-2)
    • Booreaucrat (E-3)
    • Big Boo (E-4)
    • Maraboo (E-5)





Main bosses

Nintendo eShop description

NA Version
Luigi's Mansion™: Dark Moon is the brand new Luigi's Mansion title on the Nintendo 3DS™ system. This time there are multiple mansions each with unique puzzles and ghosts. Using a vacuum-like machine called the "Poltergust 5000," Luigi™ must explore and hunt ghosts in these mansions to complete specific missions for the great ghost researcher Professor E. Gadd. But shining the flashlight is no longer enough. Luigi must activate the new strobe function at just the right moment to stun the ghosts first, then catch them using the Poltergust 5000. Each mansion is filled with different gimmicks and puzzle elements, and exploring them can be a spooky challenge.
EU Version
Luigi is back on a mission to remove a bunch of stubborn ghosts from some super-spooky mansions in Luigi's Mansion 2 for Nintendo 3DS. Armed with his trusty "Poltergust" ghost-grabbing vacuum cleaner, Mario's brother takes centre stage to capture those pesky phantoms. Sure, Luigi's the nervous type who'd rather be as far from these ghosts as he can get, but a reluctant hero can still save the day! This hair-raising title is the first sequel to the 2002 Nintendo GameCube launch title, Luigi's Mansion, and brings back all the thrills of the original with bags of new fun features too. The stereoscopic 3D visuals bring the murky mansions, ghastly ghosts and spooky surroundings to life, so you can experience all the haunting chills and supernatural fun the game has to offer.


Main article: List of Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon quotes
  • "What're ya scared of, sonny? It's only just a few harmless ghosts. Well...a few hundred ghosts. And they’re not exactly harmless." - Professor E. Gadd
  • "Thanks Mar- Luigi! Is that you?" - Toad
  • "Why, if it isn't my old pal Luigi! Or is it Baby Luigi? I can't tell the difference." - King Boo


Main article: List of Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon glitches

Toad through the floor

In Old Clockworks' Mission C-5: Piece at Last, after saving Toad from his Painting, if the player heads to the Maintenance Hub, shoots the Toad across the chasm to the floor above (leading to the Service Elevator room) and makes their way to him, the Toad falls through the metal floor. There is no explanation for this glitch.

Luigi's third arm

If Luigi calls with the +Control Pad at the same time he does something else, such as opening a door, he puts his arm down instead of using it normally. However, the animation is otherwise unaffected. For example, when Luigi wipes his hands at the end of a level, he only uses one hand, as the other is resting by his side. This glitch is easiest to see when Luigi gets a call from E. Gadd or picks up a gem. The glitch ends after the mission ends or Luigi is controllable again.

Pre-release and unused content

A screenshot showing the early HP gauge placement
Main article: List of Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon pre-release and unused content

When the game was first revealed at E3 2011, it was tentatively called Luigi's Mansion 2 before the Dark Moon portion was added to the North American and Korean titles as seen in the following year's E3 event. In the E3 2011 reveal trailer, there is a scene in Gloomy Manor's garage of a Greenie scaring Luigi from within the car. This does not occur in the final game. In addition, it shows Luigi's health in the top-left corner of the top screen while in the final game, Luigi's current HP only shows on the top screen temporarily when he is damaged.


Main article: List of Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon staff

Executive Producer



Critical response

The game has received mostly positive reviews. IGN's Keza MacDonald gave the game a 9.3 out of 10, and GameXplain gave the game 4.5 out of 5 stars. However, Gamespot's Carolyn Petit gave the game a 6.5/10, saying that it has "no shortage of charm, but difficulty spikes and a lack of checkpoints weigh heavily on the experience". The game has received a Metacritic score of 86 out of 100, based on 74 reviews.

Release Reviewer, Publication Score Comment
Nintendo 3DS Keza MacDonald, IGN 9.3/10 "Luigi’s Mansion 2 might be a sequel, but it’s one that shows Nintendo at its inventive best. It’s an essential game in the 3DS’ increasingly impressive line-up, and though I sometimes wished that it would leave me alone to explore more at my own pace, it’s otherwise difficult to fault a game this detailed, absorbing and masterfully made."
Nintendo 3DS Oli Welsh, Eurogamer 9/10 "The cherry on top is the presentation, which is stunning by any standards, never mind for a handheld game. The exquisite animation, striking lighting and evocative set design always have their best side to a camera that never puts a foot wrong - and every angle is positioned to make the best of the 3D effect, which turns the meticulously detailed interiors into a living doll's house in your hands. It's gorgeous, as close to a playable cartoon as anything since Zelda: The Wind Waker. That's a big name to drop, but if Luigi's return doesn't quite put him in that class, it puts him in the running among Nintendo's finest. Here's hoping it doesn't go to his lovely, stupid, fallible head."
Nintendo 3DS Chris Carter, Destructoid 9.5/10 "If Dark Moon was just a single-player experience, it would have been a fleeting, yet enjoyable adventure. But with the addition of an infectious multiplayer element that can't be replicated anywhere else, it makes Luigi's Mansion Dark Moon even better than its predecessor, and one of the clear-cut best games on the 3DS."
Compiler Platform / Score
Metacritic 86
GameRankings 85.86%


As of March 31, 2014, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon is the 7th best selling game for the Nintendo 3DS, having sold about 3.98 million copies worldwide.


Club Nintendo Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon Figurine
The figurine based on the game

In collaboration with production company Iam8bit, a functioning replica of the Poltergust 5000 was constructed, complete with a functioning light and wheels.[8] It was later featured in a reveal video where a live-action Luigi equips and uses it.[9]

For a limited time, players in Europe could purchase the retail version of the game with a glow-in-the-dark cover, and a Boo stress ball as a pre-order bonus.[10] In North America, the game was bundled with a Cobalt Blue 3DS in the United States and a Cosmo Black 3DS in Canada. On the Club Nintendo website, a figurine featuring Luigi, Polterpup, and a Greenie was available to redeem. The Play Nintendo website features a skill quiz on Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon. On February 7, 2013, the official Nintendo 3DS Facebook account posted nine sets of Valentine's Day cards themed after the game.


For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon.


For a complete list of media for this subject, see List of Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon media.
Audio.svg Dual Scream - The ringtone of the Dual Scream.
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Audio.svg Gloomy Manor - Gloomy Manor theme, as heard in the E3 2011 trailer.
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Audio.svg Gradual Infiltration - The song that plays during Gradual Infiltration.
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Audio.svg Haunted Towers - The song that plays in Haunted Towers.
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Audio.svg Hostile Intrusion - The song that plays during Hostile Intrusion.
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Audio.svg Old Clockworks - The song that plays in Old Clockworks.
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References to other games

Luigi's House
Luigi's house, based on the appearance of the Rank D mansion
  • Mario Bros.: In Luigi's house, there is a trophy over the fireplace which has a plunger and a wrench on it, referencing Luigi's career as a plumber.
  • Super Mario Bros.: When Luigi sees Mario's painting in King Boo's Illusion, the Super Mario Bros. Ground theme is briefly played. Also, the Fright Knight's Ghost Container description states he was a knight looking for a princess, but she was always in another castle, referencing what the mushroom retainers say after being saved.
  • Luigi's Mansion: The mansion poster featured in the this game can be seen briefly on the wall during the opening. Luigi's house bears a strong resemblance to the Rank D Mansion during the end of the game. In the first Mansion, Luigi opens the main door and says "...Hello?" in a scared voice. This is a tribute to the first game's opening sequence. The Toads trapped in paintings is very similar to Mario's situation from the game, but Mario himself is again trapped in a portrait. Boos also have names that play on the word "Boo" just like in the first game. Also in the later missions in the Treacherous Mansion, and after finishing the game, Luigi calls out "Mario" when using the + Control Pad instead of calling out "Hello" or "Yoohoo", another reference to Luigi's Mansion. E. Gadd references the Ghost Portrificationizer and King Boo's painting, and in Luigi's Mansion, when he first meets Luigi, he says he "knew [their] paths were destined to cross". When he meets him Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, he says "he knew [their] paths would cross again". King Boo also states that his imprisonment in a painting at the end of the first game was his primary motivation for his actions in Dark Moon. Additionally, several Boos in the Japanese version are named after Boos from the original Luigi's Mansion, implying that they are the same characters.
  • Mario Kart DS: By the version of the Poltergust going from the Poltergust 3000 in the original Luigi's Mansion to the Poltergust 5000 in Dark Moon, the Poltergust 4000 kart from this game is acknowledged.
  • Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time: The Safe Room is shaped like E. Gadd's head on the outside, much like his lab on Thwomp Volcano. The DS time radar's idea is re-used for the Dual Scream.
  • Mario Strikers Charged: An arrangement of pause menu background music of Mario Strikers Charged is heard in the elevator in Gloomy Manor. Both games were developed by Next Level Games, and share the exact same three composers (Mike Peacock, Darren Radtke, and Chad York).
  • Super Smash Bros. Brawl: The Scarescraper colors for Luigi are orange, light blue and pink, which resemble three of Luigi's alternate colors.
  • Mario Kart Wii: Many of King Boo's voice clips were taken from this game.
  • Donkey Kong Country Returns: The spears used by Strong Greenies in the Treacherous Mansion or ScareScraper have masks on them resembling Kalimba.

References in later games

Luigi with the Poltergust 5000 in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
Luigi holding the Poltergust 5000 during his Final Smash

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ルイージマンション2
Ruīji Manshon 2
Luigi Mansion 2

Chinese (simplified) 路易吉洋馆2
Lùyìjí Yángguǎn 2
Luigi Mansion 2

Chinese (traditional) 路易吉洋樓2
Lùyìjí Yánglóu 2
Luigi Mansion 2

Dutch Luigi's Mansion 2
French (NOA) Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
French (NOE) Luigi's Mansion 2
German Luigi's Mansion 2
Italian Luigi's Mansion 2
Korean 루이지 맨션 다크 문
Ruiji Maensyeon Dakeu Mun
Luigi Mansion: Dark Moon

Portuguese Luigi's Mansion 2
Russian Luigi's Mansion 2


Spanish (NOA) Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
Spanish (NOE) Luigi's Mansion 2


  • This is one of the rare Nintendo games that was not released on Friday in Europe. The game was released on Thursday, March 28, 2013, because Friday, March 29, 2013 was Good Friday. In some European countries, the game was released on March 27, 2013.
  • The first letters of each mansion, possessor, and bonus mission, in the order of the story, make out the word "ghost." If ScareScraper is also included, it spells "ghosts".
    • The trick is left intact in the German and Dutch translation. The first letters make out the words "geist" in German and "spook" in Dutch. In Dutch it only works with the first letters of the possessors and bonus missions, however. In the French translation, the first letter of each bonus mission in order read "Luigi".
  • In a 2013 interview with Polygon, director Bryce Holliday stated that Luigi's portrayal in the game was influenced by the 1990 British comedy series Mr. Bean. According to Holliday, not only was the show used as reference material for Luigi's animations, but it also served as an influence on Luigi's characterization, describing both figures as a "hapless fool and reluctant hero. He's trying to live his life, but you know what the joke is before he does."[11]

External links

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