Earlier this morning, Nintendo announced the revival of their massively successful “Wii Sports” franchise. The title that single handedly sold millions on the idea of motion control and non-HD hardware, Nintendo will make a return to the series with “Wii Sports Club.”
Coming to the Wii U in full HD, key features of this re-mastered version are as follows:
- Digital only
- Launches November 7th.
- Tennis and Bowling HD remakes are first to be offered
- Golf, Boxing and Baseball will follow
- Try Out Pass lets players try out any sport for 24 hours when you first download, for free.
- Day Pass gives unlimited access to all sports for 24 hours. ($1.99 for day pass)
- Single Sports Pass allows purchase of each sport individually ($9.99 per-sport)
- Wii Remote Motion Plus for all sports.
- Training, local, and on-line multiplayer modes
- Miiverse integration
- “Clubs” or teams, are broken down into states and/or regions
- One on one and club vs. club options
- On-line ranking boards
This is pretty hefty news that went largely under promoted by a company that makes its name on nostalgia. Although it’s doubtful Wii Sports Club will become the must have game for the Wii U that it was for it’s predecessor, it’s still a massive title that finally steps Nintendo into realm of on-line gaming within the Wii U spectrum.
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