WarioWare: Get It Together! contains high-res Luigi’s Mansion beta assets

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Since the beginning of the franchise, WarioWare has contained a lot of fun and silly nods to past Nintendo games. It often even just directly reuses assets from old games, with my favorite being Dr. Wario, which is straight-up fully featured Dr. Mario but with Wario. However, WarioWare: Get It Together! continues this trend in a way no one expected. This new Switch WarioWare contains Luigi’s Mansion beta assets from GameCube, and modders are already extracting those assets to assist in the creation of the Luigi’s Mansion Restoration Project, a project to recreate Luigi’s Mansion exactly as it looked in its E3 2001 trailer.

Modder Portable Productions has determined that the Luigi’s Mansion beta assets are significantly higher-resolution than those seen in the final game, and the visuals are believed to have taken a hit for the final game due to technical constraints of GameCube. Have a look at these Luigi’s Mansion sofa, chair, and tablecloth beta assets extracted from WarioWare: Get It Together! and try to remember what the actual fuzzy GameCube graphics looked like.

Below is a clip from yesterday evening of “all of the ported asset pieces from the WarioWare asset dump, models, and textures included, working in Luigi’s Mansion Beta Restoration.”

It’s refreshing to see old, unused assets like this appear in an official Nintendo product — as opposed to being part of the vast, endless Gigaleak.


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!