Spin the Bottle's protracted development cycle - ho ho ho - comes to an end in two weeks time, when it finally reaches the Wii U eShop on August 8, priced at $9/€7. KnapNok's' party piece was expected in the spring, but its eccentric mechanics meant quality assurance took way longer than expected - stuff like pushing Wiimote buttons with noses, or blindfolded players searching for controllers ... the usual.

"Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party is our attempt to explore these unique possibilities of the Wii U," said KnapNok's Lau Korsgaard. "Players sit in a circle looking at each other doing silly, wacky and embarrassing stuff. This is a game that couldn't have been developed for any other console and we are super excited to see how the audience will receive it."

All of which gives you an idea of how Spin the Bottle plays, as should the suitably quirky new trailer, highlighting how the game focuses attention around the GamePad, and doesn't use the TV at all. As for the exact mechanics ... we've watched the sequence between the 33 and 39 seconds mark over and over, and still have zero idea what's going on.

Not that that's a bad thing, at all.
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July 24th, Copenhagen, Danish KnapNok Games and Swedish Redgrim are proud to announce August 8th as the release date of their collaborative project Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party. This updated version of the classical teen game doesn't use the TV at all, but pushes the players to sit in a circle around the gamepad and look at each other.

"We have been really inspired by the possibilities of off-screen play the Wii U gives us. Finally we have a console that can put attention to the actions between the players instead of the screen. Spin the Bottle: Bumpie's Party is our attempt to explore these unique possibilities of the Wii U, players sit in a circle looking at each other doing silly, wacky and embarrassing stuff. This is a game that couldn't have been developed for any other console and we are super excited to see how the audience will receive it." Says Lau Korsgaard, Game Designer at KnapNok Games.

To celebrate our release date we have produced a new trailer for the game. A trailer that actually shows gameplay, in contrast to the earlier teasers released for the game.

Lau Korsgaard explains, "The bizarre trailers we have released until now has created such wonderful responses both extreme negative and positive. We have a bunch of followers who love the game but have no idea what is going on, I hope this trailer will shed some light on the idea without letting the fans down."

This article was originally published on Joystiq.