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Don’t Forget Wii Sports Club Launches In US Stores On July 25th For Wii U

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It’s a full count. One more out will win you the game. Standing on the pitcher’s mound, you study the batter and aim for the outside corner. You take a deep breath and unleash the baseball toward home plate. The ball curves just as you planned. Suddenly and unexpectedly, the bat cracks and the ball soars into the air. You thrust your arms in the air, poised to catch the fly ball. Catch it and the game is over. You win. The ball falls closer and closer to your outstretched hands …

While this sounds like an intense game of real-life baseball, it is actually the experience anyone can have using the GamePad controller in Wii Sports Club, which arrives in stores on July 25. The Wii U game includes updated and reimagined versions of Tennis, Bowling, Golf, Baseball and Boxing from the original Wii Sports game for Wii, with each sport using Wii MotionPlus technology and new GamePad features for enhanced control.

The implementation of the Wii U GamePad controller brings some surprising and fun features to Wii Sports Club. In Baseball, for example, the pitcher aims a fastball, curveball, screwball or splitter by simply moving the GamePad around in real space and pressing a button to throw. If the ball gets hit in the air, players use the GamePad to follow and catch the fly ball – just like they would with a baseball glove. In Golf, players place the GamePad on the floor to see the ball they are about to hit on the screen of the GamePad. It will appear on the same surface shown in the game – on the fairway, in a sand trap or in the rough. After players swing their Wii Remote Plus controllers like a real golf club, the ball will “fly” from the GamePad screen to the main TV screen and toward the virtual pin. The added GamePad features elicit the same “You have to try this!” reactions generated after playing the original Wii Sports game.

“With so many features packed into Wii Sports Club, players of all ages will feel like they are playing the game for the first time,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America’s executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Wii Sports Club is the definitive version of Wii Sports and the perfect showcase for the unique game-play experiences enabled by the Wii U GamePad controller.”

In a new online multiplayer mode, gamers from the same region 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.

The retail version of Wii Sports Club launches in stores on July 25 at a suggested retail price of $39.99. The digital versions of all five sports are now available and can be purchased in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U. A 48-hour free trial of all five sports is also available in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U until Dec. 31.

 


21 thoughts on “Don’t Forget Wii Sports Club Launches In US Stores On July 25th For Wii U”

    1. No because it already was with the wii. Why sell me the same launch title from a generation go with just online added a feature that should have been there from the begining.

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  1. I can guarantee this game will barely sell any copies just due to the fact that there is absolutely NO advertising on this game or almost any Nintendo game in general. This hasn’t been doing as good as it should digitally, and this will probably be worse. Come on, Nintendo! You really have to fix this!

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  2. Who knows, if they advertise good enough they can make casuals think the “New Wii” just came out with an “Remastered” version of Wii Sports. Now with updated visuals, new modes and ways to use the gamepad, and you can challenge the country with the online features!

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  3. I think I’m gonna pass on this one. First off, it hardly feels like a new game. They could of at least added some new sports or things of that nature. There’s just no incentive to buy a 40 update of a free game.

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  4. Not worth it. I only got tennis and bowling which are probably the only ones really worth it. They ruined golf for me. They put the map on the Gamepad and not the TV so now you have to place the Gameplad directly in front of you ON THE FLOOR to see the map which is stupid. And boxing is horrible. They removed the ability to play with a nunchuk and now they have you play a mode called “one handed boxing” which is you boxing with just the Wiimote itself. And if you want to box with 2 hands, you need to hold 2 Wiimotes which IS STUPID! The only of the last few sports I like is baseball. They improved the heck out that. You can now use the Gamepad to pitch to the second player holding the Wiimote. And when they hit the ball, you hold your Gamepad up in the air and try to aim it at the ball to try and successfully catch it. Nailed it. But if you buy it separately, baseball comes WITH boxing. And I don’t want that horrible thing even if it is bundled with one of my favorite sports. They all still have online (even though tennis has horrible lag which makes it almost unplayable sometimes) so if you’re into that kind of thing, then whatever. Glad I stuck with just bowling and tennis for $20. If it weren’t for the free trial, this would’ve been some of the biggest money I had ever wasted on my Wii U. Smh. Why didn’t they just do Resort? …

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    1. @Stranga It isn’t less. They bundled boxing with baseball and it counts as one sport for $10. So it’s $40 for both versions.

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  5. Even though this game is just Wii Sports in HD with a few new features it’s still pretty fun. What annoys me about this game is that its hard to find people online.

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