‘Mario Party 10′ Coming to Wii U in 2015

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Nintendo may not have given fans too much to look forward to for the rest of 2014 in the realm of unexpected announcements, but the Wii U has plenty of big hitters coming in 2015. Zelda and Kirby are just the tip of the iceberg and it looks like between Super Smash Bros. and the return of another classic crowd-pleaser, multiplayer fans will be having tons of fun on the Wii U in 2015.

Mario Party 10 is coming to Nintendo’s latest console in 2015, marking the casually competitive game’s first appearance on the Wii U. The social game will debut on the Wii U with a new mode that takes advantage of the console’s GamePad (which seemed to be a big focus for Nintendo games this year at E3) and supports the newly-announced amiibo toys.

The new game mode is Bowser-centric and offers one player a chance to utilize the GamePad to sabotage the rest of the participants. When one player opts to take control of Bowser in the dungeon master-esque role, the game allows for five total players. The Bowser player uses the GamePad in lots of the ways we’ve seen in other mini-games before, throwing down obstacles, messing with the map’s orientation, or other evil tricks; but having it as a main gameplay component instead of a minor afterthought looks like it could lead to a lot of fun.

Mario Party 9 Details

If that doesn’t sound like your cup of tea, not to worry. Purists will be able to play the classic Mario Party mode without having to worry about Bowser sneaking in to disrupt the friendly competition. Aside from Bowser Mode and amiibo support, Nintendo did not share many details about the upcoming game. The trailer features many of the characters we would all except to see from a Mario Party game; including Mario, Luigi, Wario, and Princess Peach.

A few familiar mini-games are quickly shown in the trailer and there is a promise of all-new attractions and mini-games. It looks like there will be pirate ships, roller coasters, fish-catching races, and bomb-throwing competitions.

Fans of the series will likely not be disappointed, but this might not have the same kind of console-selling potential as titles like Zelda or Mario Kart 8.  That said, there is always the potential for a Mario Party title to reach out beyond its nostalgic audience and attract the attention of the Wii U’s demographic of young children, as well.

Are you looking forward to Mario Party 10 in 2015 or do you think the franchise needs to shake things up a bit more to attract a new generation of players? Let us know in the comments.

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Mario Party 10 will be available exclusively on the Wii U in 2015.

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TAGS: E3 2014, Mario Party 9, Nintendo, Wii U

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  1. Well, except that they seem to have kept the God Awful “everyone together in a car” gameplay style. If that’s not just a mode, I’m out, and I’ve bought every version of MP since 3.

    • I agree the whole thing with all players in one cart i hate that. It takes the fun out of individual players and puts you as a group not as much fun at all :( nintendo why would you do that

    • I agree the whole thing with all players in one cart i hate that.

    • I have been playing MP since the first all the way to MP7. And so far to me MP5 and MP6 were the best ones for me, but I don’t know I felt like with MP7, MP8, and MP9 they were redundant and going plain with variety. Since MP 10 seems a bit more exciting and not to mention you can play with 5 players now, I will try it out. I just hope they put effort into it.

      • you know what? Just forget everything I said about the 5 player thing because I just saw a video of Mario Party 10 and it seems only actually four players will play and the cart thing just ruined the game. So forget everything I said about Mario Party 10 being great. i have no idea what got the developers thinking that we asked for everyone to be in carts and not choose our separate ways. This by far will be the worst MP game to me if this is going to be the game. :( I prefer to play the old MP games like MP5, MP4, and MP6. They have just dissapointed me so far.

  2. Oh no not the car thing again..I miss the whole free for all thing where you buy a star for 20 coins wtf happened

    • I Really Wish They Would Put a single player mode on Mario Party 10 to where each player could play by them self’s against other players than rather riding all together. Mario party’s 1-8 was awesome I would give them 10 out of 10 Mario party 9 is a 5 out of 10 cause of the car

  3. One thing I hate hate hate about mp 10 I have not gotten any Mario parties but I had watch a lot of Mario parties and this one I will not be watching. In Mario party 9 it would have been better for the creators of Mario party to just take out the cart thing and let everyone just get their own mini stars. And online mode wow creators of Mario party are LAZY AND STUPID

    • HEY IF YOU ARE VIEWING THIS THEN MARIO PARTY 10 IS A BUSTED UP GAME SO JUST TAKE OUT THE FREAKING CART THING AND LET EVERYONE BE HAPPY ALL NINTENDO WANTS IS FOR THEIR CUSTOMERS TO BE ABLE TO GET AND BE HAPPY AT THEIR GAME IN THEIR OUT WAY NINTENDO HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT DISH AND CBS’ PROBLEMS WITH MONEY CBS IS PLAYING THE GAME AND DISH IS THE ONE TRYING TO SOLVE THE PROBLEMS SO NINTENDO YOU ARE PLAYING CBS AND YOUR CUSTOMERS ARE PLAYING DISH SO YOU AND YOUR BUSTED UP MARIO PARTY 10 AND 9 TAKE IT AWAY AND WHEN YOU MAKE MARIO PARTY 11 MAKE SURE YOU READ THIS MESSAGE. YOU AND YOUR BUSTED MARIO PARTY 10 AND 9 ARE CRAZY AND LAZY YOU CANNOT EVEN GET AN ONLINE MODE AND THE CART THING WELL IT HAS GOT TO GO I HAVE BEEN WATCHING MARIO PARTY FOR 2 OR 3 YEARS. I CAN MAKE A PARODY OF MARIO PARTY THAT CAN BE ONLINE SO I TELL YOU IT’S EITHER YOU GUYS GET CREDIT OR GET OUT OF MAKING MARIO PARTIES I RATHER WATCH NO MARIO PARTY THAN WATCHING A BUSTED UP MARIO PARTY NINTENDO

  4. I have all MP games, I think MP9 was the best for new was to play (the cart, ministars, and ministrarz.) I used to rate MPs 1-8 20 out of 10. But now I rate them 8 out of 15 for MP9 having the new “STYLE”. Nintendo, I’m definatly gonna buy you’re MP10. I rated MPs 1-8 8 out of 15 because their styles are all the same because, of MP9 the old style got old. I mean… c’mon people. This is the new style. And in the future everyone may get their own vehicle.

    • Well in Mario Party 11 they better have what we want

    • sooooo…. you mean Mario Kart?

      Basically what Mario Party is now doing, is taking all strategy out of the game and replacing it with pure chance. Being forced into a cart with your opponents, means anyone can win, it just depends on who gets the right numbers on a programmed dice roll. This does not equal a “FUN FOR EVERYONE” approach.

      My game play involves strategy, planning, and you know, having my ability to make my own choices in the game. A 3 year old could beat me in Mario Party 9 or up, and not based on the actual facts of the game, look at that cart like turning on the “bumpers” function at a bowling alley. There is an end result we are trying to achieve, and all that cart is doing is making it so if you throw that ball down the lane, does not matter how poor you perform, which way you throw it, no matter what you are knocking down pins because those bumpers are protecting you from making your own game play move, and let’s leave it up to chance to see who knocks down the most and come out on top.

      MARIO PARTY 10 is a bust. Looking forward to the potential of Mario Party 11 and when they see the poor sales for this new one, and they check out what people are saying, hopefully they get rid of the god awful cart and go back to the strategy that makes these games fun in the first place.

      • Thank you at least someone agree’s with me and amiibo mode just brought back the old 1-8 gameplay of mario party but it is not what you expected. Check it out on the new trailer of Mario Party 10 and check the comments everyone so you will see how hard they made the game, who created it and give it a like or a dis and it’s almost time for Mario Party 10 to be released. Those of you who gave a second chance like me. It’s now time to judge the Mario Party history if Nintendo will create a Mario Party 11 or will the Mario Party history get crushed and get killed

  5. Who’s with me?

  6. I dare say Guest, I agree with you.

  7. Personally, I agree with Guest. I just hope in MP17 everyone gets their own vehicle. Cause everyone in one cart style may last for 8 mp games.

  8. I mean… thats what they did with stars and coins. So, likely that’ll happen to carts, ministars, and ministarz.

  9. I wonder if nintendo will eventually give everyone their own cart in mp…

  10. Why does everyone HATE the cart idea? All it changes is it REMOVES having to WALK. Please someone tell me why the cart idea is terrible.

    • I can tell you because it take “playing individually” out of the MARIO party series so it’s the same thing what I said to you and that is the most important thing of Mario party NINTENDO what the heck are you doing

  11. To Casey Kelly,

    Here’s problably what happened. Nintendo problably got bored of the stars and coins idea, so they made the car, ministar and starz idea. If thats not the reason then, I don’t know what the reason is. But to me I think that that is the reason.

    • Casey Kelly, Hudson Soft and Hudson itself. Well they do not work with nintendo. so that’s why the Mario Party series might be dead after mario party 10 releases so if you do not think I’m right, then go to wikipedia, search Mario Party, press enter and it will prove the info you need to prove about what i said

  12. I don’t have all MP Games like, Guest for example. But, I only hzve MP Games 8 and 9.
    Even though, I have only 8 and 9,I watched tons of videos on MPs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7.Yet no matter what I felt like MP 9 was the best to my “OPINION”. And it looks like MP10 is pretty much a copied but a little changed and improved version of MP9.
    If you disagree with me don’t hate me for not agreeing with you. Sorry for this but, everyone has an opinion. But, I think me, Guest, Max, Kevin, and ILMG are all on the same page.

  13. … “hzve”? Sorry about that. Typed it really fast. Ment to put “have” and not “hzve”.

  14. So many Mario Party Game Referances! Omg. :O

  15. Oh my gosh are you people crazy I rather have everyone in their own carts than everyone in one cart let me give you a list of what NINTENDO took out of the MARIO PARTY SERIES on my next comment

  16. REAL ITEMS
    COINS AND STARS
    EVRYONE PLAY THEIR OWN GAME SEPARATELY
    CHANGE IN SPACES (BLUE SPACES, DONKEY KONG SPACES AND MISSING RED SPACES

  17. I’m ditching mario party 10 if classic mode includes the cart and I know plenty of others will. There’s a very low percentage of people who actually like the cart. What I liked about Nintendo before now is that they would automatically listen to players thoughts and reception for future titles, not just for one franchise but for all games. For example double dash was a cool concept but not everyone was a fan of having two people all,the time. So in mario party 7 we saw a mode for indivual gameplay and a mode for 8 people. It increased the family fun and indivual fun along with the best mini games and boards to date. Once wii released everything kind of deteriorated. Mario party 8 was fun but mario party 9 was the worst game I ever played. I believe that if the cart is still here thee may not be mario party 11.

    • Zyxba I totally agree with you about what you said because mario party 8 with 50 million times better than MARIO party 9 and yes sadly Classic mode is the MARIO party nine gameplay

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