Nintendo Co. this week demonstrated Luigi’s Mansion 2 for the Nintendo 3DS at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles.

Luigi’s Mansion 2 is the follow-up the 2001 release Luigi’s Mansion for the Nintendo GameCube. The title includes similar play from the first outing, in which Luigi must enter a haunted mansion to solve puzzles to reach locked areas.

In the demo, users are required to vacuum a sheet off of a treasure chest that includes a key to the next area. The lights in the room dim and users must rid of a ghost by quickly flashing it with a beam of light. While the ghost is stunned users can press the R button to vacuum the ghost until the countdown bubble reaches zero.

The graphics engine is solid at 30 frames-per-second. The title is very well-textured with comical animations, rich colors, and impressive lighting effects. 3D effects were good, with particular objects that jetted to the front of the screen.

Nintendo in June released a new system update for the Nintendo 3DS handheld that added an Internet Browser and an online store.

The Nintendo eShop online store includes a free Pokedex 3D application to allow users to view Pokemon from Pokemon Black and Pokemon White in 3D. In addition, users can download the NES title Excitebike in 3D as a free download through July 7.

Upcoming Virtual Console content includes Super Mario Land, Alleyway, and Radar Mission. New content will be added each Thursday.

The company said an application for short-form video service to view 3D movie trailers, comedy clips and music videos will be enabled in the future.

The Nintendo 3DS handheld launched with 18 software titles Mar. 27.

First-party titles include Pilotwings Resort, Steel Diver, and nintendogs + cats.

Third-party titles include Super Street Fighter IV 3D Edition, The Sims 3, Madden NFL Football, Pro Evolution Soccer 2011, LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars, Ridge Racer 3D, Super Monkey Ball, Bust-A-Move Universe, Samurai Warriors, Asphalt 3D, Combat of Giants, Rayman 3D, and Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Shadow Wars.

Titles carry an MSRP of $39.99 each.

The Nintendo 3DS handheld sells at $249.99.

The hardware is sold in Cosmic Black or Aqua Blue at $249.99 each.

The Nintendo 3DS includes two screens, a 3D Depth Slider, a Circle Pad, and a 2GB SD Card.

Functionality includes StreetPass to exchange game data between owners who pass one another.

Additionally, the hardware will include the Nintendo 3DS Camera software, Mii Maker, and the Nintendo eShop to download new software.

Nintendo 3DS includes 3-D display technology that does not require the use of special glasses.

In addition, the 3DS is backwards compatible with Nintendo DS and DSi games.

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