Game & Wario screenshot
Game & Wario screenshot

Game & Wario, the latest game in the WarioWare series, will be released for Wii U on June 28, Nintendo has announced.

We're promised a "zany set of games" that can all be played using just a Wii U GamePad and a TV screen, whether playing alone or with friends and family.

There are twelve single player games, turning the GamePad into different objects for unique challenges. Some of the games include:

Camera: You're tasked with snapping photos of escaped criminals with your GamePad! The TV shows a busy street in Diamond City and holding up the GamePad allows you to take a closer look at the scene. Frame those crooks perfectly in your photos to catch them, and earn a high score!

Gamer: Take on the role of 9-Volt, a kid who's been sent to bed with his favourite handheld gaming system, but is desperate to get a high score… However his mum is prowling around trying to catch him in the act of staying up past his bedtime! While playing microgames on the GamePad, you'll need to keep an eye on the TV screen which shows 9-Volt's bedroom, because you'll have to pretend to be fast asleep whenever his mum pounces! Try to hide-and-play for as long as possible for a high score - just don't get caught or it's game over!

Chick-N-Win: The chicken-shaped contraption that lays surprise-filled capsules, and get one of over 200 weird and wonderful toys to play with; each one showcasing something fun or eccentric you can do with your GamePad.

Multiplayer presents players with four different game types:

Disco: You'll be battling against a friend toe-to-toe in a dance-off, where the players are setting the pace and moves on the GamePad for points. Each player holds one end of the GamePad and tries to outwit his opponent with fancy fingerwork, rhythmically tapping the touch screen in three places to place moves his opponent needs to replicate... Each misstep earns the player's opponent points – you'll need the highest score to win – so make sure you can keep in rhythm!

Fruit: Up to five players play together in different roles: one player becomes a dastardly fruit thief, using the GamePad to work in secret as the others play agents and watch the TV screen, using their powers of observation to find the thief in a crowd and spot when the fruits disappear. The agents have their work cut out for them with bustling streets, passing traffic and smoky chimneys obscuring the view. At the end of the game, each of the agents pass around the GamePad to point out who they think is the thief; but only the most eagle-eyed may win as the line-up of would-be fruit thieves look rather similar!

Artwork: Up to five players compete in a sketching showdown to see who can draw and guess drawings the fastest for a high score. Each player takes turns to sketch prompted words as fast as possible on the GamePad, with the other players guessing what the word might be. It's a frantic test of communication with friends and family as points are earned both for correct guesses and for drawing fast, as one man's squiggle is another man's solution!

The Artwork game type also integrates into Miiverse, with your masterpieces posted to Miiverse for all to see. You can also submit words for others to draw.

Source: Press release

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Game Stats

Release Date: 28/06/2013
Developer: Intelligent Systems
Publisher: Nintendo
Genre: Party
No. Players: 1-5
Rating: PEGI 7+
Site Rank: 5,702 287
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