Celebrate good times, come on!

In its Nintendo Direct presentation earlier today, Nintendo unveiled new details about its upcoming mini-game bonanza, Wii Party U.

In the game's House Party mode, players will be able to experience a number of new mini-games that make simultaneous use of the Wii Remote and Wii U GamePad in a rather unique and interesting way. For example, the mini-game Water Runners — used as an example in the presentation — tasks players with using their Wii Remote to scoop virtual water from a stream displayed on the GamePad screen and carefully carry it back to a pitcher displayed on the TV. Another mini-game involves players dancing in a circle around the GamePad while holding Wii Remotes; it's one of the most novel, yet bizarre ideas we've seen on the Wii U so far, and it certainly beats dancing around your handbag in some run-down club.

Wii Party U is due to release in both the UK and US on 25th October, and the physical edition will come with a Wii Remote Plus controller and the new Horizontal Stand for the Wii U GamePad. The stand elevates and levels the controller, making it more comfortable when used with Wii Party U's Tabletop games.

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