Miyamoto: Luigi’s Mansion not inspired by Ghostbusters


Despite the continual ghost hunting and backpack capture device, Luigi’s Mansion didn’t take inspiration from cult supernatural comedy Ghostbusters.

Quite the contrary, apparently, with Shigeru Miyamoto revealing during a recent interview that it was exactly the opposite of what the development team were aiming to achieve.

“I am a fan of Ghostbusters,” Miyamoto confessed to ABC News. “That wasn’t the inspiration for the original Luigi’s Mansion.

“In fact, when we were developing the original Luigi’s Mansion, we were taking care as a team, even though that wasn’t our original inspiration, to make sure that people didn’t just assume that that was what we were trying to do.”

Luigi’s Mansion 2 releases across Europe on March 28th, and is currently available across North America.

Alex Seedhouse
After starting out with a Yellow Game Boy and a copy of Donkey Kong Land, Alex once hid in his room to play The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time one Christmas. Now he shares his thoughts on Nintendo Insider, keeping track of everything to do with Nintendo.
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