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How to Start a Multiplayer Game (Luigi’s Mansion 3)

In this article, you'll learn how to set up a multiplayer game in Luigi’s Mansion 3.

Important:

A Nintendo Switch Online membership is required to use the game's online features.

Luigi's Mansion 3 features three different multiplayer modes to enjoy with other players.

  • Story Mode (Co-Op):

    Have a friend play as Gooigi for 2-player co-op in story mode.

    This option opens after you obtain Gooigi from Professor E. Gadd in story mode (after about 1 hour of gameplay).

  • Scarescraper:

    Up to 8 players can work together to ascend the Scarescaper online or via local wireless. This game mode supports 1-2 players per console, up to 8 players (4 consoles) total.

    This option opens after you obtain Gooigi from Professor E. Gadd in story mode (after about 1 hour of gameplay).

  • ScreamPark:

    Team up with other players to compete in mini-game battles! This game mode supports up to 8 players on the same console.

Complete these steps

Which game mode would you like to play?

  1. After receiving Gooigi from Professor E. Gadd, press the + Button at any point in story mode to bring up the game's menu.
  2. Select Co-op, then select Co-op again.
  3. Choose the controller type for each player (each player can use a single Joy-Con, a pair of Joy-Con controllers, or a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller).
    • For players using a single Joy-Con, hold the controller horizontally and press the SL and SR Buttons.
    • For players using both Joy-Con controllers, hold them vertically and press the L and R Buttons.
    • For players using the Pro Controller, press the L and R Buttons.
  4. Once the controllers are set for each player, have Player 1 press the button indicated on the screen to return to the menu.
  5. Have Player 1 back out of the menu (usually using the – Button or B Button).
  6. Have Player 2 press any button to appear as Gooigi. Luigi and Gooigi can now work together to explore the levels.
    • To return to solo mode, have Player 1 return to the in-game menu at any point, select "Solo", then reset the controller as desired.
  1. On each console, launch the game and select Scarescraper from the main menu.
  2. Select a game file and save data, then select Load twice.

Do you want to play a local or online multiplayer game?

  1. Highlight Local Play and toggle between Solo (1 player on the console) and Co-op (2 players on the console).
  2. Select Confirm.
  3. Choose the controller type for each player (each player can use a single Joy-Con, a pair of Joy-Con controllers, or a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller).
    • For players using a single Joy-Con, hold the controller horizontally and press the SL and SR Buttons.
    • For players using both Joy-Con controllers, hold them vertically and press the L and R Buttons.
    • For players using the Pro Controller, press the L and R Buttons.
  4. Once the controllers are set for each player, press the button indicated on the screen.
  5. Have one player (Player 1) select Create Room and choose the number of floors to play.
  6. Have the other players select Refresh on their screen, then select Player 1's room when it appears.
  7. When all players have joined the room, have Player 1 select Ready, then Start to begin the game.
  1. Highlight Online Play and toggle between Solo (1 Player on the console) and Co-Op (2 players on the console).
  2. Select Confirm.
  3. Choose the controller type for each player (each player can use a single Joy-Con, a pair of Joy-Con controllers, or a Nintendo Switch Pro Controller).
    • For players using a single Joy-Con, hold the controller horizontally and press the SL and SR Buttons.
    • For players using both Joy-Con controllers, hold them vertically and press the L and R Buttons.
    • For players using the Pro Controller, press the L and R Buttons.
  4. Once the controllers are set for each player, press the button indicated on the screen.

Do you want to play online with friends or with anyone?

  1. Highlight With Friends then select Confirm.
  2. Have one player (Player 1) select Create Room and choose the number of floors to play.
  3. Have the other players select Refresh on their screen, then select Player 1's room when it appears.
  4. When all players have joined the room, have Player 1 select Ready, then Start to begin the game.
  1. Highlight With Anyone then select Confirm.
  2. Choose between New Game or Join Game In Progress, then select Confirm.
  3. Choose the number of floors you want to play, then select Confirm.
    • If starting a new game, select Ready to begin when you're happy with the number of players that have joined your game.
    • If joining a game, the console will search for another game in progress. You will join the game automatically when the party reaches its next floor.
  1. Launch the game and select ScreamPark from the main menu.
  2. Choose the number of players (2 to 8).
    • If playing with five or more players, each player must use horizontal Joy-Con controllers or Nintendo Switch Pro Controllers.
  3. Choose the controller type for each player (each player can use a single Joy-Con, a pair of Joy-Con controllers, or a Pro Controller).
    • For players using a single Joy-Con, hold the controller horizontally and press the SL and SR Buttons.
    • For players using both Joy-Con controllers, hold them vertically and press the L and R Buttons.
    • For players using the Pro Controller, press the L and R Buttons.
  4. Once the controllers are set for each player, have Player 1 press the button indicated on the screen.
  5. Have each player select a team, then press the button for Ready.
  6. Review the controls on the screen, then have Player 1 select Start to begin!