Beer Pong - College Drunkeness Is WiiWare Bound
Posted by Damien McFerran
When Nintendo announced WiiWare was going to pave the way for a new and more open world of videogame publishing, we were all fairly happy. After all, we all want to see the little guys of the software world get a fair slice of the pie, right? And WiiWare will undoubtedly open the window for more original and innovative gaming experiences.
Unfortunately, as the old saying goes, the further you open the window, the more crap flies in. And from where we’re sitting, the ‘crap’ in question would appear to be JV Games’ recently announced Frat Party Games - Beer Pong.
We’re a little lost for words here, so we’ll allow the press release to do the talking for us:
Beer Pong, a game born on a college campus in the early 80s, has grown from a college drinking game to a competitive sport in bars across the country. In mid June 2008, Beer Pong is going to be available for WiiWare™, Frat Party Games™ – Beer Pong is the first slated game in the Frat Party Games™ series.
Featuring two distinct competitive games, Frat Party Games™ – Beer Pong will offer a traditional tournament-style game of Beer Pong for one to four players and Speed Pong, during which two to three players compete at the same time, each trying to be the first to eliminate all of his or her cups.
Frat Party Games™ – Beer Pong has been designed exclusively for WiiWare™, with accurate and easy to use controls. Frat Party Games™ – Beer Pong will feature three different play environments and allow players to choose from multiple tabletops to enhance the playing environment.
Some might argue that this pastime is best left in the smelly college dormitories in which it was born, but who knows, we might be proved wrong here. Stranger things have happened!
No screens have been published as yet but you can rely on WiiWare World to bring them to your attention when they do eventually surface. Providing that the developers can tear themselves away from watching episodes of Beavis and Butthead and indulging in drinking games, that is.
Update: Behold the official trailer for the game: