Super Mario Party Announced for Nintendo Switch; Coming October 5

The latest Super Mario Party entry was shown during Nintendo's E3 presentation and is here for the Nintendo Switch releasing on October 5, 2018.

on June 12, 2018 12:17 PM

A new installment in the Mario Party series usually isn’t the most exciting news compared to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but as the first installment on Nintendo’s hand-held hybrid Super Mario Party has shown that a lot that’s changed.

During Nintendo’s E3 Direct, Nintendo released a TV spot-esque trailer featuring four-player co-op between one and two systems, even showing minigame maps being altered by the physical placements of the consoles on a table. I can’t even begin to understand the science behind that one.

You can check out the trailer below.

There seem to be a ton of new minigames that are designed for the Joy Con’s HD Rumble like stir-frying, tricycle racing, and more. The game also seems to be making a return to more traditional gameplay with individual characters moving about the board as opposed to Mario Party 10‘s Bowser vs. everyone in a shared ship mechanic.

As with a lot of games we saw coming out of this year’s E3 Direct, Super Mario Party will be releasing soon on October 5 of this year exclusively on the Switch.

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Noah Buttner is a staff writer at Dualshockers. He specializes in textual and visual analysis and is based in New York, where he is pursuing a degree in Journalism from Stony Brook University.