Industry “insider” Marcus Sellars has started tongues wagging this morning with a cryptic / not cryptic post he made about the possibility of Mario Party 11 already being in development.
ND Cube are developing Mario Party 11 for the Nintendo Switch and is scheduled for release in 2019.
— Marcus Sellars (@Marcus_Sellars) February 3, 2018
Chances are that, if true, MP11 would be a prime candidate for Nintendo Switch where iconic properties sell like hotcakes. Add in the fact that ND Cube is a subsidiary company of Nintendo’s and it has been integral in the development of earlier titles in the series and it seems like it’s a credible rumor.
Mario Party Games
Straight out of the Mario Wiki (and in case you’ve been living under a rock and don’t know the series):
The games take the form of a traditional board game which players can play by directing characters on various themed game boards. Playable character rosters generally consist of major Mario franchise characters, including the main protagonist; his brother Luigi; his love interest Princess Peach; his sidekick Yoshi; his antagonists and rivals Wario, Donkey Kong, Waluigi, and Boo; and his friends Toad, Princess Daisy, Toadette, Birdo, and Rosalina, among others. Each game features its own variations on the cast and storyline, with Bowser, his archnemesis and most of his friends, serving as the main antagonist in most Mario Party titles. There are several modes available for play in each game, each of which provides its own rules and challenges.
There are 10 MP games on Nintendo’s various consoles and 6 more on handhelds.