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Luigi’s Mansion 3: How to Get Gooigi and Play Co-op

Get started with 2 player co op

by Kyle Hanson


Despite the recent trends in video gaming, Nintendo has always maintained a focus on couch multiplayer, including co-op gaming. This continues with the release of Luigi’s Mansion 3 for Nintendo Switch with the addition of a new two player co-op mode. Once you unlock this you can play almost the entire game in co-op with one player taking the role of Gooigi, a spectral form of the titular hero. But you need to unlock it first, so here’s how to get Gooigi and play co-op in Luigi’s Mansion 3.

How to Get Gooigi

Gooigi is actually an easy thing to unlock in Luigi’s Mansion 3. The game may not tell you right away, but as soon as you start playing you’re already working toward the goal of getting Gooigi. This is because he unlocks simply by completing the first set of objectives. Professor E. Gadd will task you with a set of objectives that essentially act as a tutorial. As soon as you complete them, which should culminate in collecting E. Gadd’s briefcase, you’ll unlock Gooigi and E. Gadd will walk you through some of the basics. Once you’ve accomplished this you’ll be able to turn co-op on whenever you want, letting another player join in the spooky fun. But how do you do this?

How to Play Co-op

To start playing two player co-op in Luigi’s Mansion 3 just hit Plus to open the options menu. On there you should see the Co-op choice, select it then choose it again to bring in the second player. You’ll want to be sure a second controller is on and connected, so do that now if it isn’t already set up. From there you should be all set with one player controlling Luigi and the other using the newly unlocked Gooigi. To turn it off just repeat the process but select Solo instead.

And that’s how to get Gooigi and play co-op in Luigi’s Mansion 3.

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