Though Word Party isn't a title that'll necessarily spark huge excitement among all Wii U gamers, it certainly has an audience. After all, Lightwood Games has been releasing a range of word games on mobile and 3DS, no doubt pleasing some with each.
This Wii U title is a little different in that it accommodates up to five players at once - using Wii Remotes and the GamePad - and is a mix of minigames that play around with various wordy premises. There are crosswords and word searches, of course, but also quirky minigames such as "Whack-A-Vowel" and "Space Blaster". We had a brief play of this at EGX in September and found ourselves having quite a lot of fun; for groups of wordy friends this is certainly one to watch.
It's coming soon, in any case, with a release date confirmed for 12th November in Europe and North America. It'll have a launch price of $15.99 / €12.79 / £11.99 until 26th November before going up to $19.99 / €15.99 / £14.99.
Could use some help with the art tho..
Speaking of games gamers don't care about, I know Ubi isn't best buds w/ Nintendo right now, but I can't believe this game didn't release on Wii U this week, seems like a natural fit for the family friendly console.
Will there be regional versions with the proper/propre spellings?
@rjejr I agree — although it seems as if these are only for the PS4/XB1 so a lot of cost in prepping for WiiU. Much has been done for other systems previously, so I am guessing Ubisoft decided only to do them for the current super systems — where they won't sell.
@rjejr - that would have been a nice collection to have so I didnt have to keep score anymore
@Gerbwmu @mike_intv I feel like Nintendo never did enough w/ these types of games. Sure, they have lots of board games already w/ Mario and the like, but when little Bobby and Susie want to play online w/ their grandparents, aunts and uncles they need to play games that have household names. I always thought a bundle like this at launch w/ Vid chat support would have made sense. Seems like they wasted a lot of time and effort putting that camera in the Gamepad if they had no intention of incorporating it into games. How much lag can Scrabble have even on a Wii U?
NX needs to be announced in early March for a November release just so it can get games like this next holiday, before the PS5 and Xbox X specs blow it away. Well if there is an Xbox X, PS5 I'd bet my house on.
Could we play online?
Have fun playing with words, Wii U owners!
I played this at EGX, it was surprisingly fun, and I would consider it if I had friends round often enough. Don't dismiss it based on appearances.
I'm sure this game isn't as bad as I think it is...but, personally, i could go the rest of my life never having played another Nintendo game with the word "Party" in the title.
@rjejr I would get that in a heartbeat.
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