A Wii U game with a name like Spin the Bottle may evoke horrid memories of a certain dreadful adult-themed mini-game collection on Wii, but the Copenhagen-based KnapNok Games in association with Swedish indie studio Redgrim are taking a decidedly different approach with its up to eight-player party game.
Most notably, Spin the Bottle won't use the TV. Instead, players will sit in a circle around the GamePad and spin a virtual bottle to match up two players who will have to embark on motion-controlled challenges. These will require the use of Wii Remotes and "tight coordination, daring trust, body contact or extreme flexibility."
It may sound risque, but KnapNok called it an "innocent game for innocent kids" on its official site.
Furthermore, the developers have experience with this sort of meatspace mayhem with games like B.U.T.T.O.N. (Brutally Unfair Tactics Totally Okay Now) - where players must race to a controller and hold down a button using any means necessary to sabotage their competitors, and Dark Room Sex Game - where players must move Wii remotes in rhythm to one another to simulate an orgasm.
"The fact that Nintendo's Wii U console is the first console which let[s] you play with [a] turned off TV screen makes it an obvious platform for a party game where players look at each other rather than the screen," said KnapNok. And indeed "gameplay that makes the players look at each other," is a selling point along with "über cute graphics."
Spin the Bottle isn't due until next spring, but for now check out a gallery depicting the sort of things one will be doing with Wii remotes upon its release.