A new Mario Party is on the way for Nintendo Switch. The new title was announced during Nintendo’s E3 2021 direct presentation.
Called Mario Party Superstars, it features plenty of features from the popular party game’s past. There will be five boards from the N64 era of Mario Party titles plus 100 classic minigames that all support button controls. Additionally, all game modes will support online play. It’s set to release on October 29, 2021.
Check out the Mario Party Superstars trailer below:
“Mario Party Superstars arrives on Nintendo Switch, 10/29!” says Nintendo. “Enjoy 5 boards from the Nintendo 64 era & 100 minigames from the series catalog – all of which can be played with button controls. Plus, all game modes work with online play!”
The official website says the following about the game:
Try your hand at a Superstar collection of minigames from throughout the Mario Party series. Whether you are saving up coins for stars in board game mode or practicing in free play, there is nothing quite like being the last one standing in Mushroom Mix-Up or Shy Guy Says. All minigames are played with button controls, so you can stick to the Joy-Con controller or bust out the Nintendo Switch Pro Controller or a Nintendo Switch Lite system.
Party with superstars near or far
Bring the party anytime, anywhere with same-system, local wireless, or online play. Matches with friends in board game mode save each turn, so feel free to take a break and pick up where you left off. Use stickers to praise or pester fellow players as you race across the board collecting stars. All modes support online multiplayer, so you can hop in with friends for a few minigames or a marathon 30-turn match. Victory is just as sweet (and stealing stars is just as satisfying) from anywhere across the globe.
This follows a surprise multiplayer for the prior Switch release, Super Mario Party. The release was seen as a return to form for the series after a disappointing set of entries on the Wii and Wii U. The game had the traditional board game action fans love in addition to some more unique modes. Still, it lacked a real way to enjoy most of this content with friends online initially
We’ll have more on Mario Party Superstars as its release date nears.