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Wii Sports Club Brings Classic Minigames Onto Wii U In HD

Jonathan Lester
Nintendo, Sports Games, Wii Sports Club, Wii U games

Wii Sports Club Brings Classic Minigames Onto Wii U In HD

£1.79 For Day Pass, £8.99 To Unlock

Nintendo has announced that the beloved Wii Sports minigames (tennis, bowling, boxing, golf and baseball) will soon be available to download from the Wii U eShop. These new versions include improved HD visuals, MotionPlus controls and online multiplayer, allowing you to challenge other players in regional championships.

However, following a 24-hour trial, you'll have to decide whether to shell out to unlock each individual game or a tiny sum for a day of play.

Wii Sports Club will release on the Wii U eShop from November 7th, acting as a hub with access to the Tennis and Bowling minigames at launch. You'll have 24 hours to freely play each one, but when your time is up, you'll need to spend £8.99 on an unlimited minigame-specific pass or unlock another 24 hours by spending £1.79. The latter option suits more casual players, who may only want to fire up one of the minigames when a group of friends stop by.

Boxing, Golf and Baseball will be added over the following months.

Nintendo are clearly keen to embrace more dynamic and forward-thinking distribution models, but will this give us value for money? Have your say in the comments.

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Late  Sep. 19, 2013 at 09:04

Wii Sports was free on the Wii, but now you can get the mini-games from it ported to the Wii U for only £9 per sport?

Oh Nintendo, you do crack us up! :D

ChrisHyde  Sep. 19, 2013 at 17:47

The only people I can think this would appeal to are people that own a Wii U but not a Wii, or Wii U gamers who have a Wii but can think of nothing better than beating someone halfway around the world at Wii Bowling rather than someone in their own living room.

Sound like anyone you know?

Yeah, me neither.

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