So this Sunday, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon comes out for the 3DS. I already have my copy fully paid for and it'll be waiting for me when I get to the store. It hasn't waited for me for as long as I've waited for it, though.
The original Luigi's Mansion launched alongside the GameCube over 11 years ago, and while it was a fairly short game, it still remains one of my favorites and it really served to define the purple lunch box we all know and love. The original game instilled so much personality into Luigi, with laugh-out-loud commentary from the man in green himself, framing him as a cowardly neat-freak (and as such, Luigi is actually one of my top-5 favorite video game characters, which you probably didn't know because I've literally never drawn him in my adult life). The ghost-hunting gameplay was perfect for two analog sticks, and catching every ghost was an immensely satisfying experience. And can I mention that it had a button dedicated solely to making Luigi nervously call out his brother's name? "Mario?!" "Maaarioooooo!" It's a quirky title that we hadn't played before, and haven't seen since (until now) and it often goes underappreciated. But not by this artist!
I've been super busy with freelance work over the past two weeks, but I just knew I had to take the time to draw something to celebrate the sequel of one of my favorite games. I hope that you enjoy viewing this as much as I enjoyed making it!
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