Today Nintendo revealed a new title following in the foot steps of Wii Sports, Wii Play and Wii Fit. Dubbed Wii Party, the new casual game promises to be “a marquee party game.”
According to Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, “We are developing it with the intent that every Wii player will be able to find a game that can be enjoyed.” Iwata went on to add, “the developers are spending significant time for this title so that they can include elements that are must-haves in a party game as well as making sure that adequate volume of game play are available.”
Iwata noted that, “[a] party title has great potential. Nintendo has not launched a marquee party game since Mario Party 8 [released in 2007].” He continued “[The] Wii is usually being played by several people at once and the global sales of Mario Party have reached 7.6 million units.”
According to Iwata, Wii Party is slated to arrive within this current fiscal year, which ends on March 31, 2011.
As someone who owns a dust covered Wii, I’m looking forward to this title. A good party game is just the thing to get me to power up my underused console.
Just out of curiosity, how many of you own a Wii but never play it? Am I the only one? Do you think Wii Party has the potential to get you waggling again?