Super Mario Party Announced For Switch – A Return To Form?

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Super Mario Party has been revealed as the next installment of the Mario Party franchise, and it looks… good?

It’s been a while since Mario Party games have played like old-school entries in the series, which has been a point of contention amoung some older gamers. It seems this next entry might attempt to appeal to that original audience a bit more, as a distinct lack of gimmicks seemed to appear during the trailer.

Super Mario Party

Nintendo has posted this comment on their Youtube page regarding the game: “The Mario Party™ series is coming to the Nintendo Switch™ system with super-charged fun for everyone! 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. 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. Super Mario Party is available October 5th!”

What’s more, the game promises to add a new and exciting way to use multiple switch systems, by interlocking them together to create a board, no matter how the systems are lined up. Could this be the return to form so many of us Mario Party fans have been waiting for? Check out the E3 reveal video below and let us know what you think in the comments!

Gamer by day, game designer by night - Lukas studied Digital Arts in school, and grew up in the age of the N64 and Gamecube. He's the youngster of the bunch, but that doesn't keep him from shouting out at every available opportunity on Infendo Radio. He often finds himself at the edge of counter-culture (hates Metroid Prime, loves Other M), but isn't afraid to dive into the next big budget AAA title with the best of 'em. Favorite game: Sonic Adventure 2 Battle/Skyward Sword/Ocarina of Time/Zero Escape 2/You get the idea