IMO, MP8 will be useless without onilne. It's fun when you have all your buds over.. but I don't usually have 3 friends over at a time. And we usually don't play consoles (well, we do, but they probably won't play Mario Party). I just REALLY need this online.
That means there might not be online for MP8 if it's coming out that early... THERE BETTER BE!
they could have the multiplayer infrastructure in the game, you just cant connect.
i dont like how people say that "oh no this games comming out but without multiplayer!!!" when its easy to just have the infastructure in the game, but you jsut cant connect until Nintendo has its servers and what not.
some games i beleive, should not have multiplayer, such as Zelda:TP. how could zelda be multiplayer? i dont see the logic behind it. maybe co-op play, but not PVP.
maybe if the dates for release werent far apart then releasing with it with the infrastructure would be fine. but what if it isnt? and what if for some reason the infrastructure thats already built in doesnt work with the system they have set up and for some reason they cant accomodate that system to the already released game. wouldnt it just be better to release the game a little later?
either way, we dont know if itll come with multiplayer or not, or with it already built in or not.