Mario Party 2 (マリオパーティ 2 Mario Pāti Tsū?) is the second in a series of board game style video games for Nintendo platforms, featuring popular Nintendo characters. It was released on the Nintendo 64 in Japan on December 17, 1999, following a North America release on January 24, 2000. It was released in Europe on October 12, 2000. This is the second Mario Party game for the Nintendo 64. Mario Party 2 is followed by Mario Party 3. It has also been announced that Mario Party 2 is on the Wii Virtual Console, as it has been released in Japan on November 2, 2010, December 20, 2010 for North America and in Europe on December 24, 2010.