May 10, 2007 - Nintendo has revealed that Mario Party 8 is preparing to party hard in Europe on June 22 with the first Wii instalment of the long-running mini-game collection.
Featuring classic party-goers Mario, Luigi and Princess Peach, Mario Party 8 also welcomes some new faces to the series, including the Hammer Bros. and Blooper - although we don't know how the well squid will perform when it's out of water.
New mini-games include a snowboard race, teetering over a tight rope, a rowing boat dash and a cake decorating contest. Of course, because this is on Wii, you're required to hold the remote in various different positions - vertically, sideways and a bit like a TV remote.
Here's hoping that, after nine years, the party's still going to be fun.