E3 2007: Mario Party DS trailer … looks like another Mario Party game

Over the course of this year’s E3, Nintendo has proven itself to be the King Emperor of Making Announcements With No Accompanying Information, and it rules its frustratingly silent empire with an iron fist. As per usual, some screenshots and a trailer have popped up for Mario Party DS, but that’s about it.

Mario Party looks like a perfect fit for the DS — both screens are being used effectively, and I can imagine that using the stylus will add an extra element to an otherwise stale experience. Local 4-person multiplayer is certainly good news, but, at the end of the day, it’s still Mario Party.

While it’s true that there probably won’t be much new in the handheld version, it should seem fresh and fun for those who haven’t played Mario Party since the N64 (like me). On the other hand, the DS has plenty of fun party games availble. Quite frankly, I can’t tell whether or not to be excited. 

Come to think of it, that’s probably not a good sign.

[Via GoNintendo, thanks Blindside!] 

Joseph Leray