Nintendo announces Wii Party

Nintendo has announced it is currently developing Wii Party, a new title that has been designed to shake up an oversaturated genre on the best-selling console.

The game was revealed by Nintendo president Satoru Iwata during a recent financial briefing, who claimed the platform holder will aim to make it a marquee party game or Wii”, according to 1up.

Wii Party looks to be an mixture of previous first-party titles Wii Play and Mario Party 8, whereby players move around a game board and take on a variety of motion-controlled mini-games.

As with all previous Wii-branded titles, such as Wii Fit and Wii Sports Resort, the game will use players’ Mii characters. Iwata added that the Living Party game mode will promise unique gameplay only available with the Wii remote”.

According to the Nintendo president, Wii Party will be an important title for the company in the current financial year, confirming it will arrive on shelves before March 31st, 2011.

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