WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM -- (Marketwired) -- 10/25/13 -- If you're looking for a game to get the family and friends together this weekend, then look no further than Wii Party U, 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 today, 25th October, 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(i).
With Wii Party U, prepare to witness your living room turn 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 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!
In Highway Rollers, 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, on 15th November the Wii Party U Basic Pack is releasing in stores, comprising of a white Wii U console (8GB(ii)), white Wii U GamePad and Wii Remote Plus controller, Sensor Bar, and disc versions of Wii Party U and the already released Nintendo Land.
Whether you're a videogame veteran or newcomer, prepare to get hooked on one of 80 minigames and a variety of gameplay modes which utilise the unique features of the Wii U GamePad and Wii Remote controllers when Wii Party U releases on Wii U today, 25th October. From guiding a Mii character across a treacherous canyon whilst riding a unicycle, to competing in a 'knit-off', Wii Party U offers gameplay experiences which are always fresh and packed with variety!
Notes to editors-
(i)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.
(ii) 8GB total system storage, a considerable part of which is reserved for system data.
For further details:
Wii Party U website http://www.nintendo.co.uk/wiipartyu
Wii U website http://wiiu.co.uk
Wii U (UK) on Facebook http://facebook.com/WiiU.co.uk
Nintendo UK on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/NintendoUK
Nintendo of Europe on Twitter https://twitter.com/nintendoeurope
Nintendo UK on Twitter https://twitter.com/nintendouk
Nintendo UK Online Store http://store.nintendo.co.uk
The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U and Wii home consoles, Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo DS family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System, Nintendo has sold more than 4.1 billion video games and more than 655 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi and Nintendo DSi XL, as well as the Game Boy, Game Boy Advance, Super NES, Nintendo 64 and Nintendo GameCube systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokemon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Grossostheim, Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe.
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