Wii Tamagotchi touches gold

Minigame collection featuring Bandai's digital pets sent off to factory; Tamagotchi: Party On! sees players battling to be president of Tamagotchi Planet.

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The Nintendo Wii and its motion-sensitive Wii Remote are ideal for party games, and titles such as WarioWare: Smooth Moves, Rayman Raving Rabbids, Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz, and Wii Play have already been the focus of many living room gatherings.

Total rager, bro!
Total rager, bro!

The parties will rage on next month, as Namco Bandai today announced that Tamagotchi: Party On! has gone gold and confirmed its release on May 29. This is the first and only announced Wii title for the publisher, though rumors persist that a Katamari game is headed to the platform.

In Tamagotchi: Party On!, up to four players play through a series of minigames in an attempt to become the president of Tamagotchi Planet. Among the candiates' chores to handle will be picking up litter, shaking voters' hands, and finding lost children.

Though Namco Bandai is sending out invitations to every Wii owner, another party planner may steal some of its thunder. Also being released on May 29 is Mario Party 8, the minigame collection from Nintendo.

Tamagotchi: Party On! is rated E for Everyone and will retail for $39.99. For more information, read GameSpot's previous coverage.

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