Let the pranks begin!

Don't let the Wii's over-saturation with party games fool you: not every casual collection is meant for the discount rack and your gullible grandmother's shopping list. Face it – back when it was still cool, you were sanding down your analogue stick in Mario Party like the rest of us. Now the same developer that brought you that experience, Hudson, has announced plans to release Oops! Prank Party, its next mini-game collection.

According to a recent press release from Hudson Entertainment, as well as its new website, the game will feature fun ways for winners to embarrass losers, including humiliating costumes and family friendly pranks. These will include monkey suits, cardboard pants and more, and everything one character does to another will last through the duration of the game.

Another of Prank Party's features is its sprawling avatar creator, which features five hundred customisation options. Surely the more work one puts into making their avatar resemble their actual person will exacerbate the embarrassment they feel when subjected to their friends' mockery.

100 mini-games, 100 humiliations

You can watch the trailer for Oops! below and decide it's worth picking up when Hudson releases it this Fall.

The full press release is as follows:


The New Collection of Action Games and Brain-Teasers Comes to Wii This Year

San Mateo, Calif. – April 9, 2010 – A new spin on party games will arrive in 2010 with Oops! Prank Party on Wii. Oops! Prank Party features 100 party games that test the wits and reflexes of up to four players. The uproarious twist is a variety of family-friendly pranks that allow the winner to taunt the competition, bringing a whole new level of hilarity to the gameplay! Published by Hudson Entertainment, the North and South American subsidiary of Hudson, Oops! features multiple play modes and an extensive character customization feature that allows players to create an avatar doppelganger or a hilarious character to add to the fun.

“The smart mix of games in Oops! Prank Party paired with the good-humor of teasing your competition is a first for Wii party games,” said Mike Pepe, director of marketing of Hudson Entertainment. “Hudson Entertainment is thrilled to bring a fresh approach to the mini game compilation, which is the perfect centerpiece to kids’ parties and also ideal for family time after homework or dinner.”

To add to the hilarity, Oops! Prank Party features embarrassing costumes and pranks for the mini game winner to assign to any losing player, with the effects lasting the duration of the game! Featuring unlockable levels and one of the most robust avatar creators in a party game, players can put their personality directly into the game. With over 500 avatar customization elements, players will have all the tools needed to make their double!

Oops! Prank Party features four play modes to get the party started: Master mode invites up to three players to try and best the master computer player. Board mode puts a spin on gameplay by placing players on one of seven boards in a race for points. Free Play mode gives players total reign to build their own competition from unlocked games while Trial mode seeks to find the best competitor in different game mixes.

For more information on Oops! Prank Party and Hudson Entertainment, please visit www.hudsonent.com.

[source hudsonent.com]