Party all Day and Night With Mario Party 6 from Nintendo
Company: Nintendo
REDMOND, Wash., Dec. 6, 2004 - Good parties may run late, but great parties run all night - and all day with Mario Party® 6, which launches today exclusively for Nintendo GameCube™. Players can keep the party going indefinitely with this rowdy new party game.

Players move familiar characters like Mario™ and Donkey Kong® around six new game boards, and can enjoy 80 new party-rockin' mini-games, some of which change as time passes from day to night. Mini-games have always been at the heart of Mario Party fun, and this new installment of the franchise keeps the tradition going.

"Whether you're a night owl or an early bird, this is the game for you," says George Harrison, Nintendo of America's senior vice president of marketing and corporate communications. "With the holidays fast approaching, Mario Party 6 has family-friendly action, making it the perfect game for holiday entertaining, appealing to every party animal in the family."

In Mario Party 6, players can move around the game board faster than ever before, providing the inspiration to keep the action going all day and all night. With the multiplayer functionality of Mario Party 6, up to four players can participate in the action as they compete to see who will win and be crowned champion.

The latest development in video games has players interacting with and playing games in new and exciting ways. Mario Party 6 keeps this trend alive through the use of a cool new accessory: the Nintendo GameCube Mic, packaged with the game at no extra charge. The microphone plugs into a memory card port and allows players to control certain mini-games using voice commands. Mario Party 6, Rated E for Everyone, is available now at an MSRP of $49.99.

The worldwide leader and innovator in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its popular home and portable video game systems. Each year, hundreds of all-new titles for the best-selling Game Boy® Advance SP, Nintendo DS™ and Nintendo GameCube™ systems extend Nintendo's vast game library and continue the tradition of delivering a rich, diverse mix of quality video games for players of all ages. Since the release of its first home video game system in 1983, Nintendo has sold more than 1.9 billion video games and more than 336 million hardware units globally, creating enduring industry icons such as Mario™ and Donkey Kong® and launching popular culture franchise phenomena such as Metroid®, Zelda™ and Pokémon®. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in the Western Hemisphere.

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