Over the last five years, Nintendo has been all about the party games, but now the company is making it official. At an investors meeting this week, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata revealed Wii Party, a first party game that is heavy on the everyone-can-play multiplayer.
As you might expect, your Mii is the star of the show. Other than that, here are the details, from Iwata (via Kotaku's translation):
"As you know, 'Wii something' are the titles that we use only with software that Nintendo has developed exclusively for Wii with the aim to make them marquee titles for Wii... We are developing this game with the aim to make it a marquee party game for Wii.
"The developers are spending significant time for this title so that they can include elements that are must-haves in a party game as well as making sure that adequate volume of game play are available. We are developing it with the intent that every Wii player will be able to find a game that can be enjoyed. In a game play mode called 'Living Party,' there are unique game play only available with the Wii Remote."
The game will be out in Japan during Nintendo's current financial year, which ends on March 31, 2011. No word yet on when/if it's coming to the U.S.