£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.