Wii U Getting ‘Mario Party 10’ This Week

The Wii U might be kicking off its spring and summer of success with the release of Mario Party 10 this week. The Wii U will get the newest edition of the long-running series on March 20. It’s possible the game is the first of many that are going to be hitting store shelves this year that could actually lead to a resurgence of the Wii U.

Mario Party 10 for the Wii U will boast a couple of different playable modes. The game is also going to be one of the first that will take full advantage of the accompanying little figures in the Amiibos. According to the Express, the Wii U exclusive is going to have a mode called Mario Party, along with the new Bowser Party and Amiibo Party.

Bowser Party is said to allow up to five players, with four players controlling Mario and company with Wii U Remotes, as the fifth uses the GamePad to control Bowser, whose goal is to take away all the other players’ hearts. This is a true team up for the other Wii U players, because the other players must just make it to the end of the map with one heart between them.

The Amiibo party is probably the mode that is going to make this particular version of the game. Earlier this week, Destructoid was able to attain a leak of the characters that will be available for use in Mario Party 10. Among the Amiibos users can choose from are Mario, Luigi, Peach, Toad, Yoshi, Wario, Rosalina, Donkey Kong, and Bowser. It stands to reason that there will be other characters supported as the game ages, but these are the characters that have been made available so far.

While there are certainly fans of this series that are going to be plenty excited about the release of Mario Party 10, the big news this week was the leaked release date for the Wii U version of the Legend of Zelda. Most people expected the title to not be available until this fall or even next year. Amazon might have slipped up by placing a release date of June 26. That date has not been confirmed and Amazon has since replaced the date with a placeholder date, but one has to wonder. Amazon isn’t a company that normally makes that kind of a mistake. Is it possible Nintendo could have a big announcement coming at E3 for all those Wii U fans?