Nintendo has unveiled details of the first big party game to launch for the Wii U.

Sing Party, rolling out on 18 January, will allow a lead player to sing lyrics displayed on the screen of the Wii U’s tablet-style Gamepad controller, while facing an audience who can join in the performance by following instructions on the TV.

Nintendo hopes to appeal to the same casual gaming crowd that drove the success of the original Wii console.