Today Namco Bandai announced that Tamagotchi: Party On! for the Wii will be coming to North America this Spring. Party On! is a port of the Japanese launch title Tamagotchi Pika Pika Daitouryou, or Tamagotchi's Sparklilng President. The party game set in the Tamagotchi universe supports up to four players in a race to become the most popular Tamagotchi on Tamagotchi Planet.

"Tamagotchi Party On! is a seamless blend of both party game and board game as players swing, shake, and turn their Wii controllers in order to control their favorite Tamagotchi," said Naruo Uchida, Namco Bandai's Vice President of Localization. "It's the wackiest and cutest popularity contest ever as up-to-four players compete in fun mini-games to become the president of Tamagotchi planet."

Party On! allows players to choose their favorite virtual pet and either challenge their friends or go solo in over 15 mini-games that include shaking hands, finding lost children, and testing your public speaking skills. In order to win the election, players will have to call upon every politician's favorite political tool: the Wiimote.

Gamers can also use Gotchi points that they earn along the way to level up their characters and customize their campaign headquarters. With over six towns to win over and loads of popularity points to be earned, Tamagotchi Party On! hopes to inject some fun into politics. In Namco Bandai's own words: "Be happy! Be popular! Be president!"