Mario Party: The Top 100 is out now in North America – yes, we’re working on bringing you a review – and promises much, combining some of the most popular games in the IP’s history. It’s been one of those split releases, though, with Nintendo of Europe previously stating it’d arrive in January.
In a move somewhat reminiscent of the approach with Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker on Wii U back in the day, NoE has now brought the release forward to 22nd December in order to cash in on the festive period.
#MarioParty: The Top 100 arrives on Nintendo #3DS systems on 22/12. Yep, December 22nd!https://t.co/IR5EkuBqrl— Nintendo of Europe (@NintendoEurope) November 13, 2017
It certainly makes a lot of sense, and Nintendo will likely be hoping for eShop purchases on shiny new systems, though the game will naturally also arrive at retail.