Nintendo of Europe has confirmed the final two sports for Wii Sports Club will launch on the eShop later this month. Baseball and Boxing will round off the sports available within the HD upgrade on June 27, promising greater control and precision over your rivals both in the ring and on the field.
As always, Nintendo will be giving Wii U owners exclusive access to all sports when Baseball and Boxing release. A 48-hour free trial will be available on June 27 for sports newcomers and pros, and is open to every Wii U owner, even those who have sampled the previous sports. When the free trial ends, users can purchase the standard 24-hour pass for all sports for €1.99/£1.79, or can purchase permanent access to Baseball and Boxing individually for €9.99/£8.99.
For those looking forward to the physical release of Wii Sports Club, as has been seen in Japan, Nintendo Europe will launch the full package of all sports – Baseball, Boxing, Tennis, Golf and Bowling – on July 11. Nintendo, however, has yet to announce a price point for the retail pack. Most likely we’ll hear confirmation for a North American release soon. Here’s some additional information from the press release on the two new sports.
In Baseball, the use of the Wii Remote Plus controller enables novice hitters and expert sluggers alike greater control and precision when going for that all-important home run. In the field, pitching is performed by holding the GamePad upright, with the action taking place in first-person view. Different types of pitch can be selected to attempt to bamboozle the batsman, but it’s down to you to adjust the power and aim of your throw. If the opponent does manage to return your pitch, try to keep the centre of the GamePad aimed at the ball, as a catching opportunity may even come your way…
With Boxing, bobbing and weaving your way to victory is now more fun and challenging than ever before, with players able to use one Wii Remote Plus controller in each hand to allow for more precise offensive and defensive manoeuvres. Before you enter the ring and represent your regional club online however, don’t forget to hone your technique by taking on Skill Shaper challenges such as Speed Bag, which requires players to keep an eye on an overhead display and pull off the right punches in the order instructed, or Pro Puncher, where players must use speed and accuracy to smash targets that appear in front of them.