Nintendo has said that Mario Party 8 will be re-released on 3rd August.

The family orientated Wii party game was originally due out earlier this month, but was recalled from sale because the offensive word "spastic" appeared in the text.

However, the publisher assures us it has all been cleared up now, and the naughty phrase "has been replaced at code level". We suspect some staff may have been replaced at the employment level, too.

Unfortunately, Nintendo says it can't guarantee that some copies didn't slip through the net, and we expect they could fetch more money in years to come as collector's items. Well, they would if the game was any good. Which it isn't.

Head over to our Mario Party 8 review to find out why.

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