A brand new Mario Party game was unveiled during Nintendo’s E3 2018 Nintendo Direct. Super Mario Party comes with a host of 80 new mini-games, a lot of which seem to be taking advantage of the motion controls available in the Nintendo Switch’s Joy-Cons.
They also look to have added a bunch of new options for characters you can you as your avatar on the game board with everyone having their own specific Dice Blocks. We still don’t have a full list or if some are going to be unlockable through playing games of Super Mario Party, or if they will all be available from the very beginning.
Super Mario Party seems to be returning to its roots of having each player walk separately around the board and take their own path. There will be some new additions to change things up alongside Super Mario Party going back to its original style such as character dice blocks, a new party system, and new boards.
Toad’s Rec Room is another new addition that allows you to connect two Switch systems for Tabletop mode. In Tabletop mode there will be special mini-games that allow you to change how the game is played based on how you set the two Switch screens next to each other. In the trailer, it shows a tank mini-game where the map changes based on how the two screens are connected to each other on the table. Nintendo seems to be setting up Super Mario Party as a reboot of sorts, coming off the controversial changes that the last entry in the series saw.
Super Mario Party will be launching on the Nintendo Switch on October 5. Find out more on Nintendo’s special E3 2018 webpage here.
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