If you’re looking for a game to get the family and friends together this weekend, then perhaps you your search might end with Wii Party U, a title Nintendo declares as \”the ultimate party entertainment title for family and friends of all ages to come together – regardless of videogame skills or levels of experience.\” Available exclusively on Wii U and releasing in stores tomorrow, October 25th, Wii Party U features 80 new minigames that utilise the unique features of the Wii U GamePad and Wii Remote controllers, and launches as part of a Wii Party U and Wii Remote Plus bundle while stocks last (The Wii Party U and Wii Remote Plus bundle comes with a choice of either a black or white Wii Remote Plus, plus a Horizontal Stand for the Wii U GamePad. Once the Wii Party U and Wii Remote Plus bundle sells out at retail, the standalone packaged version of Wii Party U will be released).
Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing: \”Call your family and friends and start planning your Wii Party U party now. The game is another classic Nintendo experience that will have people laughing and smiling with every new original activity.\”
Wii Party U promises to effectively transform your living room into a game show floor with a wealth of interactive board games, off-TV tabletop challenges, and 80 quick-fire, ‘pick up and play’ minigames. Variety is the name of the game in Wii Party U, whether you are looking for a quick 5 minute round of Tabletop Football – where table football seemingly comes to life on the Wii U GamePad – on your own or against a friend, or a fully-fledged game show experience such as in TV Party mode, comprising of five different games that can last between 20 and 60 minutes, depending on how tough you wish to make the competition.
Highway Rollers is a minigame within Wii Party U where Mii characters battle it out along a zigzagging highway, rolling dice at each turn in the style of a classic board game. But with a Wii Party U twist, you must tackle minigames at regular intervals along the highway, such as ‘Close Knit’, where you’ll need to frenetically waggle the Wii Remote as fast as you can to knit the longest scarf, or ‘Cliff Rider’, where a steady hand is crucial when using the Wii Remote to steer your Mii character across a treacherous canyon path whilst riding a unicycle.
Aside from the TV Party mode antics, House Party puts the focus squarely on turning your living room into the actual game field. In ‘Name That Face’ get ready to pull some silly faces to step up to the challenge, with the Wii U GamePad camera capturing your expression and challenging your friends and family to guess what you’re trying to convey. Meanwhile in ‘Water Runners’, the Wii U GamePad screen displays a stream from which you must ladle up the running water using your Wii Remote and bring it back to the water jugs displayed on the TV. With up to 4 players able to participate, be quick but be careful – the last one to fill the jug is the loser!
For those who have not yet picked up a Wii U and are keen to get into the party spirit with Wii Party U or simply have friends or family who would enjoy these types of games, on November 15th the Wii Party U Basic Pack is releasing in stores, comprising of a white Wii U console (8GB, a considerable part of which is reserved for system data.), white Wii U GamePad and Wii Remote Plus controller, Sensor Bar, and disc versions of Wii Party U and the already released Nintendo Land.