Mario Party: Star Rush, the mini-game bonanza arriving later this year, had a relatively brief segment in today's Nintendo Direct. Nintendo showed off some additional modes, which will offer different spins on the usual mayhem.

The trailer below is a decent showcase, also giving a brief glimpse of amiibo play.

A key announcement related to the Mario Party: Star Rush – Party Guest free download that'll launch alongside the game. Anyone that downloads that will be able to participate in all of the multiplayer content, as long as one player in the local multiplayer party (up to four players) has the full game. It's a nice touch, and this download 'guest' version seems to be a solution to get around the system limitations of Download Play.

Are you planning to pick this up in the Holiday season?