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Nintendo Download: Friendly Ghosts Turn Fiendish in Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD, Out Now!

Among other new additions, the Nintendo Switch welcomes in some ghostly action this week, with Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD.

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Porting over the 3DS’ Luigi’s Mansion: Dark Moon, Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD arrives on the Switch this week. Actually landing on the console today, the new version of the game is basically the same title that was last seen on Nintendo’s handheld in 2013, just with a bit of a visual bump.

It’s also not the only big name arriving this week, as Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble and Beyond Good & Evil 20th Anniversary Edition also land. The former is the latest in Sega’s long-running roller, bringing fans a ton of customization options, as well as 200 stages to play, a new spin-dash move to make use of, and 16 player online play.

As for Beyond Good & Evil 20th Anniversary Edition, that’s exactly what you think it is, bringing the now classic title back around for modern consoles. It has visual upgrades in store for fans, plus some additional modes. Not exactly BG&E2, but at least it’s something to play for those who’ve been patiently waiting.

Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch

  • Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD – Help Luigi turn some unruly ghosts friendly once again and restore the Dark Moon to its rightful place in the sky! Explore several distinct haunted mansions and use your superpowered ghost-hunting tool, the Poltergust 5000, to suck up ghosts (and window curtains) and search every nook and cranny of these chilling-yet-charming haunts. Plus, you and up to three players* can tackle the challenging Scarescraper as a legion of Luigis, locally or online*! Luigi’s Mansion 2 HDis available now.
  • Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble – Let the Rumble Begin! AiAi and friends are back in the newest adventure in the Super Monkey Ballseries. Customize your character from over 300 options, roll out across more than 200 stages and launch past rivals with the new Spin Dash move. Play with friends* in an all-new co-op Adventure Mode and, for the first time in series history, 16 players can tilt their way to victory online*! Aim to be Top Banana in Super Monkey Ball Banana Rumble, available now.
  • Beyond Good & Evil 20th Anniversary Edition – Rediscover the cult classic in a special edition celebrating its 20th anniversary with improved graphics, controls and audio! Armed with her precious daï-jo fighting stick and faithful camera, Jade’s adventure will get you to freely explore Hillys, combat creatures large and small, infiltrate dangerous areas, solve enigmatic puzzles, play addictive mini-games, race the best hovercraft pilots, and take pictures of the whole experience. Available now.

Nintendo Mobile:

  • Sprinting With Spirit – To celebrate the release of the Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD game for the Nintendo Switch system, themed missions** will appear for a limited time in the Super Mario Run game for smart devices! Depending on how many missions you clear, you can get the in-game statues of Luigi and his ghastly foils! These missions are available until July 31 at 11:59 p.m. PT. You must update Super Mario Run to the latest version to participate. For more information, visit the official site: https://supermariorun.com/en/index.html.


  • Disney Epic Mickey: RebrushedJoin Mickey Mouse on a colorful adventure as he traverses Wasteland, a world inspired by Disney classic stories. Play the 2010 classic along with a variety of upgrades in this enhanced remake of the action-adventure 3D platformer originally released on the Wii console. Along with updated graphics and other improvements, MickeyMouse’s abilities have been improved with a whole new set of skills and more. For fans of the original and new fans alike get ready for an adventure of truly “epic” proportions when Disney Epic Mickey: Rebrushed launches on Nintendo Switch Sept 24. Pre-order digitally now and receive a Costume Pack with 3 skins and 24 hours Early Access!
  • SteamWorld Heist II: Get ready for an epic adventure on the high seas in SteamWorld Heist II, the sequel to the critically-acclaimed SteamWorld Heist. All is not well on the waves of SteamWorld – the waters are turning corrosive, eating away at the metal bodies of its robotic denizens. As the captain of a rag-tag crew of Steambots, you’ll lead the way through intense turn-based gunfights, where bullets can ricochet with deadly precision. This time around, there’s a world-map to explore, featuring real-time naval combat against enemy vessels. Also new for this sequel is a job system with in-depth character customization options – combined with more than 150 weapons, utility items, and ship equipment pieces, you can strategically craft your crew to best fit the mission at hand. Plunge into the adventure when SteamWorld Heist II launches for Nintendo Switch on Aug. 8. Pre-orders are available now.


  • My Nintendo Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD Sweepstakes – Enter for a chance to win a prize package of goodies inspired by Luigi’s spirited adventure with the My Nintendo Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD Sweepstakes***! This sweepstakes ends on Aug. 28, 2024 at 11:00 p.m. PT. For more information, visit https://my.nintendo.com/news/b74b6180d9c6993f.

Nintendo eShop Sales on Nintendo Switch:

  • Calling All Hunters: The Galactic Federation Needs You! – For a limited time, you can pick up two acclaimed adventures starring Samus Aran at a lower price. In the Metroid Prime Remastered game, uncover the mysteries of planet Tallon IV in her original first-person adventure. In the Metroid Dread game, explore and battle your way to the surface of planet ZDR in the exciting latest chapter of the side-scrolling saga. Shop on Nintendo.com or your Nintendo Switch system to purchase and download games so you can start playing them right away. Offer ends July 2 at 7:59 a.m. PT. Games sold separately. For more information, visit https://www.nintendo.com/us/store/sales-and-deals/#metroid.
  • NIS America BLAST FROM THE PAST Sale – Save big on classic titles this summer! This sale ends July 7. For more information and to view the full list of games, visit https://www.nintendo.com/store/sales-and-deals.
  • Capcom Summer Sale – Check out the Capcom Summer Sale and dive into Devil May CryMega Man and Street Fighterclassics now! Up to 66% off. This sale ends July 7. For more information and to view the full list of games, visit https://www.nintendo.com/store/sales-and-deals.

Also new this week in Nintendo eShop on Nintendo Switch:

* Any Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Membership auto-renews after initial term at the then-current price unless canceled. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. nintendo.com/switch/online

** Some missions require access to courses that cannot be played without a purchase.
You must update Super Mario Run to the latest version to participate.

*** NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open to legal residents of the United States and Canada (excluding Quebec) who are 13 years old or older. Sweepstakes begins 12:00PM PT on 6/21/2024 and ends at 11:00PM PT on 8/28/2024. To enter, you must (1) have a Nintendo Account (if you do not have a Nintendo Account you can register for one at https://my.nintendo.com/; (2) visit https://my.nintendo.com/rewards/43d8924b771d9906, (3) sign in to your Nintendo Account, and (4) redeem 10 Platinum Points per entry at the My Nintendo Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD Sweepstakes page (https://my.nintendo.com/rewards/43d8924b771d9906) as stated in Official Rules. There will be five (5) winners. Each winner will receive one (1) Luigi’s Mansion 2 HD suitcase (ARV $290.00 USD), one (1) Little Buddy Super Mario Series Luigi’s Mansion 10″ Scared Luigi with Strobulb Plush, Multi-Colored (ARV $28.10 USD) and one (1) Little Buddy Polterpup 7″ Plush (ARV $22.57 USD). Total ARV of all prizes: $1,703.35 USD. A Nintendo Account is required to receive and redeem points. Terms apply (https://accounts.nintendo.com/term_point). Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Details and restrictions apply. For Official Rules, visit https://www.nintendo.com/events/rules/mynintendo-luigis-mansion-2-hd-sweepstakes/. Sponsor: Nintendo of America Inc., 4600 150th Avenue NE, Redmond, WA 98052.

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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