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ND Cube working on Mario Party: Star Rush

Posted on August 7, 2016 by (@NE_Brian) in 3DS, News

A Mario Party: Star Rush fact sheet issued by Nintendo a couple of months ago listed itself as the developer. Some had hoped this was a sign that ND Cube wouldn’t be involved in the project. However, an official classification from Australia indicates that the studio is working on Star Rush after all.

ND Cube has making Mario Party games for some time now, including Mario Party 10. The team also created Mario Party: Island Tour, the last entry on 3DS.

Mario Party: Star Rush was first announced during E3 2016 in June. It’s due out in October in Europe, and November in North America.


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  • TheGoomba

    “Some had hoped this was a sign that ND Cube wouldn’t be involved in the project.” That’s really, REALLY pathetic on ND Cube’s part.

    • Exy

      I said the same about Animal Crossing Amiibo Festival.

    • Sean Aycart

      How’s that pathetic on their part?

  • theFooFighter

    Nintendo needs to cool it with the Mario crap. Between metroid, f-zero, wave race, 1080, star tropics, Sin and punishment and tons of other ip they have stuff they can make but instead they choose to pump out a 3rd terrible Mario party game this gen

    • astrogamer

      Mario Party 10 easily outsells any of those other IPs especially considering most peaking in the first entry

      • theFooFighter

        You say that like it justifies Nintendo pumping out stuff like Mario tennis and party while ignoring metroid and wave race

        • Carlos

          Nintendo is a company. They sell games that will make money. Although we don’t like it, we have to deal with it.

          • theFooFighter

            With stuff like chibi robo that came out and flopped recently you have a point but come on it’s been like 15 years since the last wave race.

          • Carlos

            I’ve actually never played wave race, I probably should try it out. I would love to see how they would bring back older franchises that they’ve “forgotten”, like Ice Climbers, Startropics, etc.

          • theFooFighter

            Waverace is great definitely one of the better racers on the n64. If they took the n64 game slapped hd graphics and an online mode on top of it it would be amazing

    • JasonBall

      8 of the top 10 eshop games this week on Wii U were Mario games. The IP sells.

      • theFooFighter

        Halo is the biggest Xbox ip. Microsoft should make 10 spin off’s

        • Armando Márquez González

          You can make a thousand different games with Mario because he’s such a versatile character. You can’t do that with Halo or Uncharted. If you don’t like the game just don’t buy it. There are millions of people.out there who love the Mario Party series.

          • theFooFighter

            The sales for a lot of Mario spin off’s outside of kart have been on decline for years. What is so blasphemous about me saying Nintendo should give other ip a chance. Especially stuff like wave race that can probably be made on the cheap

        • JasonBall

          They would sell like hotcakes. I don’t know why they don’t.

  • Vinicius

    Why I’m not surprised, minigame collection are the only thing they do nowadays.

    • Argh4430

      It’s not the only thing they do, just 75% of it.

  • Smarties Kallum

    People will winge, but it will still sell well. Even Mario Party 10 has sold over 1.8 million lol. At least this game won’t have the car mechanic is gone and the mini stars. I’m not going to keep counting them out because it’s Nd Cube.

    • Really? Did they finally get rid of the car mechanic/mini stars? Cause those things were the worst idea to come to Mario Party that I’ve seen thus far.

  • I enjoyed Mario Party: Island Tour, which didn’t have the car and was a nice take on the formula with different boards with different rules. One thing I can say that ND Cube consistently gets right with the Mario Party games is the collection of mini-games. Some of the most fun I’ve had with the series.

  • anthony

    I don’t see an issue with them developing it. The recent Mario Party games weren’t too bad. While the car mechanics is a little underwhelming, the minigames themselves make up for it in my part. I just hope this one doesn’t feel as rushed as Mario Party 10.

  • William Kraus

    This game is once again doomed to fail.
    R.I.P. Mario Party

  • InklingSethO

    I’ve lost all hope as of now.

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