Posted Thu Jun 5, 2014 at 12:27 PM PDT by Brian Hoss
Release comes at an interesting time for Nintendo.
Today, Nintendo announced that the five sport 'Wii Sports Club' will be released physically July 25th. The games were released digitally last year in a somewhat unorthodox trial, rent, or buy, per sport basis, but with (presumably) many new Wii U owners looking for games to take home this summer, a hard copy 'Wii Sports Club' is likely a nice option.
The individual sports games are great updates on the pack-in game that helped make the Wii a smash success, a fact which Nintendo would like to remind consumers. It's somewhat telling that this was not an option in the free game incentive for 'Mario Kart 8.'
From Nintendo, "Wii Sports Club feels like a new experience, with the addition of crisp high-definition graphics and Wii MotionPlus technology, as well as creative uses of the Wii U GamePad. For example, in Wii Sports Club – Baseball, the pitcher aims a fastball, change-up or curveball by moving the GamePad around in real space and pressing a button to throw. If the ball gets hit in the air, the player holds the GamePad to track and catch the fly ball – just like they would with a baseball glove! In Wii Sports Club – Golf, players place the GamePad on the floor. The ball will appear on the GamePad controller's screen and then "fly" to the TV screen when players take their golf swing using the Wii Remote Plus controller."
"Using the game's new online multiplayer mode, players no longer have to wait for a reunion or holiday gathering to play with friends and family members who live far away. Gamers from all over the country who own the game and have a broadband Internet connection can play Wii Sports Club together. Players also can join a club to represent their regions and build online communities with fellow club members by sending tips, pep talks and other messages via Miiverse."
"There are so many new features in Wii Sports Club that players will feel like they are playing the game for the first time. The added GamePad features elicit the same "You have to try this!" reactions generated after playing the original Wii Sports."
You can find the latest info on 'Wii Sports Club' linked from our Video Game Release Schedule.
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