WarioWare: Get It Together! Contains High-Res Assets From Luigi’s Mansion E3 2001 Demo

By | September 12, 2021

While certain WarioWare microgames have nods to past Nintendo titles, a new Luigi’s Mansion-themed one from WarioWare: Get It Together! actually contains high-resolution assets from the game’s E3 2001 demo that never made it to the final version.

As reported by VGC, these assets in question include chairs, sofas, and tablecloths that have more detail than what was found when Luigi’s Mansion launched on GameCube in 2001.

There are those, like @PortableProduc1, who believe the difference in the quality of these assets had to do with the file size limitations when developing a GameCube game.

While this is a great find for fans of Nintendo’s past, this is especially exciting for a group of people working on a restoration of the E3 2001 Luigi’s Mansion demo. For those unaware, the first public demo of Luigi’s Mansion from E3 2001 featured significant differences from the retail version, including “new characters, gameplay systems, and scenery.”

A group of modders known as Portable Productions found these assets and have already added them to their Luigi’s Mansion Beta Restoration mod that aims to be a “1:1 recreation” of that E3 demo.

In our WarioWare: Get It Together! review, we said that its “multiplayer modes are a bit of a letdown, but chasing high scores is still a lot of wacky fun.”

For more, check out 15 Nintendo-themed microgames from this latest WarioWare game and our full WarioWare: Get It Together! wiki guide to help you conquer every game.

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Adam Bankhurst is a news writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @AdamBankhurst and on Twitch.