Another Nintendo ‘secret’ has been bust wide open this morning, with an explanation of how Mario Party 6’s ‘controller-free’ operation is to be handled. It uses a microphone. After the DS’s ‘secret port’ was also revealed as a microphone hole, we’re beginning to wonder if even the mysterious Nintendo Revolution might just turn out to be a massive microphone with added microphone peripherals.
Casting aside such facetious remarks, Mario Party 6 does sound as appealing as its predecessors. Not least because the mic peripheral will come bundled with the game, allowing players to audibly answer various quizzical conundrums as the various board-based mini-games progress.
It’s due for release in the US on December 6th, although we’re still waiting for an official European release date. We’ll update you as soon as that has been announced. If any other titles are to benefit from mic-compatibility, we’ll tell you that too... probably quite loudly.