Super Mario Party has received a surprise update today by Nintendo adding in support for the online multiplayer in various gameplay modes.
In the changelog, the patch notes confirm that this update will add support for online multiplayer in the three different modes. One is the main gameplay mode called Mario Party. This one has roughly four different boards that the players can now use for online multiplayer. The other gameplay mode is Partner Party, which has also been updated to add support for online multiplayer.
Lastly, there are roughly 70 minigames that can be freely played online with a partner now. These games were previously limited to local co-op only limiting their potential.
You will need to have access to the Switch Online subscription in order to play the game’s online multiplayer. You can play in these modes by picking up the option of online play.
You can either play a match with Friends using the Friend Match or invite others to play together using Passwords with a Private Game.
While most of the minigames are available to play online, the following are not supported.
Super Mario Party is available now exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. There are rumors that Nintendo might be recruiting for a new game in the series but they haven’t announced it officially so far.