Nintendo announced during their E3 Direct what looks to be a reboot of the Mario Party series. The company dropped the first trailer and declared that Super Mario Party is coming to Switch this year.
A game like Super Mario Party appears to be exactly what the Switch is all about. Bring a Switch (or two), pass out the various Joy-Cons, grab a cold beverage and have a blast with your friends. And in today’s breakdown of the newly announced party title, Nintendo says they are developing Super Mario Party with the mindset of bringing things “back to the basics”:
“The original board game style has been kicked up a notch with deeper strategic elements, like specific Dice Blocks for each character. The game also introduces all-new ways to play, including Joy-Con controller enabled minigames, and new modes to enjoy with family and friends.
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Board game play goes back to the four-player basics as you take turns and race across the board searching for Stars. You can also pair up two Nintendo Switch systems and delight in this dynamic play style, such as in the new Toad’s Rec Room mode. With new modes and new minigames coupled with original board game play, the party starts anywhere, anytime, and with all kinds of players.”
As hinted at above, the trailer looks as though it introduces the first real application of the patent Nintendo had filed not too long ago. A minigame is featured that utilizes two Nintendo Switch’s laying flat on a table. The group playing take their time to lay the devices side by side with strategic positioning. The two Switches could tell what the exact orientation was of its nearby sibling, and the minigame the group was playing had its environments adapt accoringly.
While Super Mario Party just made its first debut today, we really don’t have long to wait before we can begin rolling the dice. The title comes to Nintendo Switch on Friday, October 5th.