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Wii Sports Club coming to Wii U eShop with online multiplayer

Nintendo is releasing Wii Sports Club on the Wii U eShop, which brings original Wii Sports games to the console in HD with online multiplayer.

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If you owned a Wii during the last game generation, chances are you’re familiar with Wii Sports, the game that shipped with consoles and ultimately became the best-selling game on Nintendo’s console at the time. Nintendo is bringing back the mini games that made up Wii Sports in a new package called Wii Sports Club. The package will be released on the Wii U eShop and will allow individual games to be downloaded separately, as well as featuring HD graphics and enhanced controls with Wii MotionPlus. The biggest addition here is online multiplayer versus, so owners can face off against friends online.

Another interesting part of this re-release is that players will be registered to state or regional clubs that can then chat with each other through Miiverse during their matches. Players can play casually against members of their own club, or take on rivals in order to increase their club standing.

Tennis and Bowling are the first two titles to be available, making their appearance in the eShop on November 7th. Boxing, Baseball and Golf will launch at a later time. The games will come with a trial 24 hour period that lets Wii U owners experience the game for free and after that, day passes can be purchased for $1.99 each, or the entire game can be bought for $9.99.

It seems Nintendo is experimenting with several new pricing models between this and the release of Wii Fit U, so it will be interesting to see how this works out for them in the coming holiday season. Will you be trying any of the Wii Sports Club games? Let us know in the comments below.

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  • Edward

    Yes I will be getting all of them.

  • DeedsGaming .

    A bit too expensive if I’m honest… if you had the original wii sports they should offer a discount.

    • TCar

      $10 is too much? How would you prove that you have the previous game?

      • Michael Ocampo

        Actually… it’s $10 PER sport

        • YiyeUniverseMB

          With Tennis+Bowling as one.

        • TCar

          Yea, I saw that. Since there will probably be more to the game now, I can see this being a reasonable price. I like that they are offering us each game individually for some of the games I never played. This is pretty much what TV is turning into, pay for what you want. With that though, prices will be a little higher. Although, the day pass could be .99 to encourage more day pass usage.

          • Michael Ocampo

            it’s cool that you pay only for the sports you want but $10 for part of a game you got on the wii for free (although there’s more stuff and it’s updated) makes it seem expensive.

    • Wayne Beck

      Retracted, I read it wrong.

  • vGameOn

    Nice. I’m looking forward to this, with my kids

  • Calvin Bowens

    It’s about DARN time.

    And yes, I will try it.

  • Kev

    I’ve always wanted to play Wii Sports online.

    • Ducked

      Same here, but they should make a whole new Wii Sports game altogether.

      • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

        I think this is just as good. Why reinvent the wheel because the sport does not change and the nice thing about Wii Sports was that it was simple so the core mechanics are there and do not need to change. It seems that they are enhancing this just right with the online and social aspect of it along with a graphics upgrade.

        • Ducked

          Well, because it would sell like candy corn on halloween. People who don’t have a Wii U yet won’t know about most digital stuff. This is aiming for the casual fanbase back.

          • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

            Well lets hope that new Marketing director they just hired earns his pay and markets the shit out of this. Heck they should pay me because simply sharing the Nintendo Direct news about Wii Sports Club and online play I have had friends tell me they may just have to pick up a Wii U this holiday.

          • Ducked

            They probably should pay you, us loyal Nintendo fans are like TV commercials for some people.

          • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

            Well just like the Wii I have had 3 people go out and get a Wii U after being at my house for hours playing mostly NintendoLand.

          • Ducked

            Yeah, once people play the Wii U, they know how awesome the system really is. The gamepad, really makes my friends jealous. And Nintendo Land is probably one of the best party games of all time.

      • Kevin Sepulveda

        I agree with that.

        • Ducked

          Why thank you

  • Jack5221

    I don’t really understand the day pass – play as much as you want for 24 hours. Wouldn’t it just be cheaper to buy the game?

    • Kev

      No. 5 minigames total and each game retails for 9.99$, so it’s basically 50 dollars for everything. Let’s say you only purchased Tennis for 9.99$. Well for 1.99$ you could play the other 4 games for 24 hours.

  • FoxMulder900

    “enhanced controls with Wii MotionPlus” – That sells it to me right there, maybe Boxing will be better now!

  • Peter Lythaby

    When you say the entire game do you mean the individual events themselves or the package of events??

    • Emii

      I didn’t understand that either. If we pay $9.99 will we get all the sports or just one?

      • Arthur Jarret

        One, of course… seeing as they aren’t even being released at the same time.

        • Emii

          Thanks!

      • Peter Lythaby

        Yes each! Ouch

      • http://about.me/overlordror Ashley King

        $9.99 is for each different sport, not all of them together..

        • vGameOn

          “The games will come with a trial 24 hour period that lets Wii U owners experience the game for free and after that, day passes can be purchased for $1.99 each, or the entire game can be bought for $9.99.”

          You should re-word the last sentence as its a bit misleading, as the entire game cannot be bought for that price.

        • Jon

          you are wrong in the article and it should be fixed. It is $1.99 for a day pass with access to all sports. or you can pay $9.99 for unlimited access per sport.

          • Emii

            That was what confused me. I’m still learning english and I understood from the Direct a different thing that was written here. Sorry for my mistake

      • Andrew W Garttmeyer

        yea, 9.99 for JUST bowling seems steep.

      • Jack5221

        Theres five games in total all 9.99$ each, times 5 = 50$ the price for all of them.

  • incoherent1

    Can’t wait to see if they add more games in the future that weren’t included in the original Wii Sports. If they could grow the sports library to 8-12 games, that would be awesome, especially if they build in some really innovative Gamepad use.

    • Clel

      Like that golf ball in that old Wii U trailer =D

      • Ducked

        Nailed it

      • Zakariyya Al-Quran

        Hopefully after finishing the additions to the game maybe make it a disc becuase I don’t favor downloading games unless I have to like for Luigi U

        • cs_shane

          Luigi U also comes in retail form.

      • incoherent1

        You read my mind :)

        • Clel

          How could I? It was pretty incoherent ;p

      • ItzameyaToad

        I remember seeing people upset because Nintendo showed those type of features at 2012 E3 but when launch came around they didn’t have them. Someone even went so far as to say Nintendo lied to the consumer. I was like “they never said it would be a launch feature once in the video” they still insisted though that Nintendo where crooks for showing us something early and not having it at launch haha

    • rp17

      Needs games from wii sports resort too, like the sword one, frisbee golf, archery, basketball, etc. Oh gosh, basketball and swordplay online…

      • Ducked

        Swordplay online would be amazing.

    • DragonSilths

      Yet for $9.99 each NO THANK YOU.

      • rp17

        $10 per game for 5 games is fine, but $10 for 8-12 games is NOT

        • leafsfan73

          Why would you buy them all if you don’t like them all? This is a good idea as I couldn’t stand the boxing, and never really got into the golf.

          • rp17

            Oh I hated boxing but if I liked the other “11″ incoherent1 suggested, than to get them all, it would be $110. I was just saying if Nintendo adds more games after the original 5, they need to have a bundle deal or something

  • Carlos

    I’ll buy it day one.

  • Ace J

    online play with State and Region clubs??? automatic buy for me. i can honestly say that ive never been this excited for a wii series game. now if nintendoland got online play…

    • ICHI

      Oh god if Nintendoland had online play it would be played so much more.

      • Ducked

        They need to release DLC for Nintendo Land, as well as online mode.

        • A SNES Day Off

          Nintendo Land should have been designed with DLC in mind from the start. The problem of course is that Nintendo believed – at the time – that this title would the ‘the Wii Sports for Wii U’ and therefore only needed to be a standalone. Had Nintendo Land shipped with the Basic Set of the Wii U, then this may have been the case.

          It’s not too late of course, but I guess that a lot of ideas will be kept for future party titles, such as Mario Party.

          • Ducked

            Its still not to late for them. We could also be seeing a Nintendo Land 2 in the future.

          • ICHI

            Yeah I think there is too much to add to the original that it would just make sense to create a sequel. Especially if they had online multiplayer races of DK crash course. The game that’s supposed to show you all the features of the new console should have had online play too and features to include people on your friends list.

          • Ducked

            Agreed. A sequel to deliver money, and Nintendo Land is a series I can see entering Nintendo’s next gen console as well. There’s so much to add to it, and since it’s been out for almost a year now, it would make sense to create a whole new game.

          • ICHI

            I love the fan service it plays and there’s so much Nintendo history I hope they continue it and we see some other not so famous gems get a bit of attention. Nintendo could even add in full games of duck hunt and gyromite, as well as taking on different approaches to games like Dr Mario or Mario Strikers.

          • Ducked

            I’d love to see a Duck hunt mini game. Mario Strikers as well.

          • David Porter

            It’s a colossal mistake that Nintendo Land didn’t have online multiplayer from the get-go.

          • leafsfan73

            Now that wii U actually has storage options, they could fix all this with patches.

          • ICHI

            I’m not entirely certain about this but doesn’t Wii Party seem to have replaced Mario party, it’s essentially the same game (a collection of board games with minigame intervals) just not made by a 3rd party dev (was it Hudson???) and featuring Mii’s. I’d be surprised if we see another Mario Party game.

    • Nintedward

      I don’t meant to brag, But I swear I have said they should do EXACTLY this before. even went as far to say they should release the original Wii sports (not resort) in HD with Online. I’m amazed and excited that Ninty is actually doing this :D

      Huge news for Nintendo fans. Can’t wait to play Wii sports golf, Bowling , tennis etc online.

    • Ace

      Totally agree! Oh, and nice name by the way. :) I think that this is a step in the right direction for Nintendo. Can’t wait for all the great games coming this Fall!

  • JuleyJules

    Since I only played 3 of them before that’s what I’ll get. Hope they add more sports as they go along too to keep it interesting. I’ll be able to play along with my young nieces again!! I love the idea of online play in this and finding people shouldn’t be tough as I’m sure loads of people will get this!

  • Clel

    Turns out Tim Biggs was right.

  • Ryushi

    This is awesome!

  • TheWinds

    Online bowling….. YES!!!

    • Ducked

      Yeah, online bowling with friends takes like 2 hours lol

  • Arthur Jarret

    Wii Sports Soccer together with a Fifa release?

    I’m hyped for this, although I think they should actually lose the ‘sports’ subtitle and just call it Wii Club U. This way, they can also integrate Club versions of Wii Chess, Wii Music (using community voting), Wii Pilotwings etc.

    I hope the games will have a Wuhu Island hub, too…

  • Zuxs13

    Finally something I can get my GF to play with me.

  • Ducked

    Why can’t they just make a whole NEW Wii Sports? Like Wii U Sports? Have all the sports from Wii Sports, plus more sports, and online gaming?

    I guess this is a start.

    • ScrewAttack

      This method allows the opportunity to expand the game as much as they like. The game’s a hub for near-endless possible sports expansion packs. Why create one game that’s set in stone, when you can digitally distribute a hub package that offers the maker the ability to add as many sports as they like?

      • readypembroke

        there is game DLC by the way

      • Ducked

        Because the casual fanbase out there who don’t have a Wii U yet, won’t know about digital stuff unless its advertised in stores.

  • Andy Johnson

    Yes!!!!

  • http://ejercitogeek.net/ Mercurio2054

    Just great!

  • Ducked

    OFF TOPIC: (please don’t hate me for doing this)

    Lets help 3rd party support for the Wii U!

    https://www.change.org/petitions/grand-theft-auto-v-for-wii-u (GTA V for Wii U Petition)

    https://www.change.org/petitions/bungie-and-activision-release-the-upcoming-title-destiny-on-the-wii-u (Destiny for Wii U petition)

    • Jack5221

      Signed them both!

      • Ducked

        Great! :)

      • FaTih

        Me too but I think they won’t give a fuck

        • Shaise

          Well, if they know that many people are willing to buy it, maybe so

          • Nintendofreak

            i prefer watchdogs over gta, and destiny well not much of a shooter fan except for halo and cod

          • oontz

            How can you prefer something that has never existed before and that you have never tried? Also you say you’re not much of a shooter fan expect for halo… You do realize that destiny is created by the same studio that made halo right?

          • Nintendofreak

            yeah i know but nah doesnt seem like my kinda thing look alot like tribes

          • oontz

            Well if there is ONE thing Destiny looks like to me… it’s Halo.

    • Shaise

      Signed! You know what tell people about it on IGN

      • Ducked

        People on IGN hate Nintendo…

  • PS4/WiiU

    Damn, only 10$, anyone who dosen’t buy this is crazy

    • Ducked

      Only $10 for each sport

      • Christopher Acuna

        1.99 for each sport. 9.99 for the entire game.

        • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

          $1.99 is for a 24 hour pass to all the sports or EACH sport can be purchased for $9.99 and have unlimited access forever.

          The wording in the article is kind of confusing.

          • Christopher Acuna

            Indeed.

  • Andrew W Garttmeyer

    IF I can have 4 friends over and play a bowling match against 4 other friends OR random people, I am ALL OVER THIS! Gosh I hope they will have 4 on 4s…

  • oregano

    Anyone who doesn’t want to pay can put their Wii Sports disc in and olay offline without club access. There is obvious demand for this release, so not charging would be foolish.

    • Elem187

      Some gamers, seem to think that everything Nintendo does is aimed at them… Look at the howling from the ‘core’ gamer over the 2DS. They think its aimed at them calling it a “product that no one wants”

  • http://www.w-o-n.org/ GoldDreams

    I want them all. I wish they were releasing them all at the same time with a bundle deal like they did with the recent streetpass plaza games.

  • sharlo galmo

    I like the idea, but 9,99 is to expensive.

  • https://twitter.com/Zorpix_Fang Zorpix

    I remember in the VERY FIRST Wii U trailer they showed the gamepad being used to play Wii Baseball. Now it’s FINALLY being talked about XD

  • Jon

    um… isn’t it $1.99 for a day pass that gives you access to all available sports and 9.99 per sport, not the whole game like the article says?

    This needs to be fixed. I just double checked and it clearly says this in the Nintendo Direct.

    • Elem187

      Yes thats correct. the $2 pass is for 24 hours of access to all 5 games.

  • Nintedward

    Day passes make absolutely no sense compared to just buying it permanently for a tenner lol. This is awesome news.

    • Elem187

      It makes sense for the people that drag out the Wii Sports only a few times per year.
      For myself, I agree with you because I’m going to buy the games I want on a permanent basis. But Nintendo does have a lot of people that only drag out the Wii Sports for gatherings etc

  • Derk

    No offense to the few that liked it; however, Wii Sports wasn’t fun to begin with… This would make a lot more sense if it was Wii Play…

    They should have stopped making Wii Sports and tried to release a sequel to Mario Sports Mix or they should release an independent basketball game called DK hoops …

    • Nintedward

      U serious? Wii play was insultingly bad…. the only good thing was the free Wii remote.

      Wii sports was ground breaking when it first came out, It took the whole world by storm. When I was in college all me and my friends would do in between lessons was play Wii sports bowling or Wii sports Golf. Sometimes maybe tennis or baseball.
      The only thing holding Wii sports back was the lack of Online. HD won’t hurt it either. This is going to be huge. Really though they should release the full game boxed.

      • Derk

        This game will not be huge….Wii Sports was a free game that came in a cardboard box with my Wii… The controls were clunky and the sports weren’t sports but more like mini game activities like home run derby… What about the boxing where your feet are essentially glued to the floor and you can really only sway… Are you serious?

        I thought Mario Sports mix was a million times better than Wii Sports.

        • Nintedward

          Yeh, personally Wii sports was a total game changer, one of the most memorable and fun games ever made. It got all your friends of all ages and sizes playing video games together and laughing and smiling in the process.
          Wii sports Bowling provided Hours upon hours upon hours of Multiplayer joy for me and my friends and took us a couple of years to get bored of it.
          With online it’s going to kick ass once more!

          Wii play was just stupid.

          • Derk

            I agree with you that Wii U play was stupid too but the mechanics would put them one step closer to a Mario Party with online… Nintendo shouldn’t waste their time releasing Wii Sports when they have a bunch of sequels that they can make…

            Nintendo should have remade these sports games:

            * Mario Sports Mix (should have replaced Wii sports)
            Mario Sluggers
            Mario Strikers
            Mario Golf
            Mario Tennis

            Wii Sports has tennis, baseball, and golf… but it isn’t nearly as fun as any of these games that will probably be released too… They make shitty games, then they replace them with better games to make their own games look better. Seriously they made Wii sports, then Mario sports mix, now another Wii sports.

          • Robert Butterworth

            We definitely need a Mario Strikers on WiiU

          • Elem187

            Do you realize that Wii Sports was the highest selling video game on any console anywhere of all time? It even outsold the original Super Mario Brothers. Wii sports out sold all 5 GTA’s put together.
            The only video game that overshadows Wii Sports is Angry Birds…. and angry birds only cost $1 on a device that most people in the developed already own

        • Clel

          Here we go again… But this time please don’t fill up the first three pages with boring comments.

          Cheers

          • Derk

            Ok, I’m officially done responding to all the people that reply to my comments… (usually I answer replies like yours.. but your comments don’t even have to do with games).

            Wii sports was a cheap little freebie game. Did the game ever even cost full price $60? There is a hint at how much the developers value the game.

            They probably said to themselves, “You’d have to be crazy or stupid to spend $60 on this cheap little game that we made.”

          • oregano

            The price of a game doesn’t always reflect the quality. Wii gave us a great box in, Wii Sports. You can it a gimmick if you like, but many people loved it. Then they charged for Wii Play and Wii Sports Resort. Wii U gave us the amazing Nintendoland free with deluxe Wii U. The reason these games were free was to expose as many people as possible to the new capabilties of each system. Sony and Microsoft see the value? They are now trying to replicate gamepad. Vita, Smartglass.

          • Derk

            “The reason these games were free was to expose as many people as possible to the new capabilties of each system.”

            And now you’re paying for Nintendo’s HD demo CD.

            Yeah, competitors are trying to replicate the gamepad so they can show the world Nintendo’s hardware is irrelevant… whether it is or not, that is an effective strategy that they have initiated to have their systems gain more momentum.

            Truly that was my last post… Stop provoking me.

          • oregano

            I’m certainly not trying to provoke you. This is a comment section. Sony and Microsoft are trying to rellicste because it is a good technology that has much potential. They do try to discredit Wii U with their Tech specs. Which is a grest strategy because that’s the only thing that matters to many.

          • jay

            Competitors will always try to replcate Nintendo because they are… wait for it… RELEVANT.

            If they weren’t no one would give a s***!

          • Elem187

            Competitors are replicating Nintendo’s hardware because
            they want a piece of the pie…. If Nintendo wasn’t relevant companies would be copying them every single generation.

            Just like Sony copied Nintendo 100% with that failure known as the “move”.. Microsoft, to their credit came up with their own idea when copying motion controls… You are acting like Sony and Microsoft would have developed motion gaming on their own if Nintendo didn’t do it first.

            IF you really think the mass market is going to pay $400 and $500 for a new console, you are out of your mind. ‘Core’ and gaming enthusiasts will buy it, yes. But not mass market.
            $300 is about the limit the mass market is willing to pay for a new system…. The x360 and PS3 sold TERRIBLE until the price came down below $400…. The vast majority of the PS3′s sales came after the price hit in the $300′s, with a sharp increase as it fell to $300 and below.

            The PS4/xBone will sell a few million systems at launch to enthusiasts, but it wont sell to the mass market until it comes down closer to $300.

          • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

            They were not FREE technically. They were the “bundled” game. Wii Sports sold separately for $39.99 as other Wii Bundles did not include Wii Sports until later in the console’s life

          • oregano

            While you are TECHNICALLY correct, FREE in these situations usually means you paid at some point. FREE is a nice buzz word. Regardless it doesn’t equate to having no value which you agree with considering it still is selling for 19.99.

        • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

          Wii Sports was the “Included” game as part of the console package. Other bundles for the Wii were made without Wii Sports which is why it went on sale individually later for the price of $39.99 because more than a “few” liked this game. It still currently sells for $19.99 for Wii Sports.

        • Elem187

          It was a bundle….. thats why it came with the console..

          Just like Nintendoland comes free in a certain bundle, yet you can buy it stand alone for $60.

          Same with Wind Waker HD. It will be free in a bundle, but do you really expect Nintendo to give the Wind Waker HD remake out for free as a standalone game?

          Of course not.

    • Elem187

      Wii Sports wasn’t fun for the people who played by themselves….. People who played the game with multiple people loved it.
      Adding online to wii sports will help to raise the value proposition of their console. And thats the whole point. They need their console to look like a great value. You do that by adding content your customers have been asking for.

      • Michael Ocampo

        It isn’t as fun as you guys make it sound by yourself but with more people it’s awesome!! I’m glad they put online and maybe they’ll start putting online on the rest of their games. ^-^

    • Doctors Tardis

      Wii Play was TERRIBLE.

  • Krzysztof

    Yes, yes, yes :) I can’t wait. Hopefully they’ll add more games to it in the future.

    • Fred

      I’d love the sword fighting from Sports Resort!

      • Elem187

        Probably Wii sports is the trial.. if it makes bank, they would be crazy not to make their resort games online as well.
        And if thats successful, who knows, maybe Nintendo will go ahead and give us online multiplayer in Nintendoland as well (I can dream, can’t i?)

  • devmiles

    i’m so done with that wii-(u) sports crap… kiddy stuff but nothing serious.
    zero innovation and what a big fuzz over the online play…we’ve been playing online with ps3 and 360 for years.. try again nintendo

    • jay

      Wii Sports = zero innovation?

      Go back to playing your innovative CoD.

      • Elem187

        The irony in his post is just so blatant.
        Psssst devmiles, you are acting like SOny/Microsoft invented online gaming, they didn’t. .. in fact to us, PC Gamers, online gaming has been around for a decade before Sony/Microsoft decided to copy it…. but apparently he doesn’t know that.

        Wii Sports, released in 2006, is still far more innovative than anything the other two have done. In ever… Sony couldn’t compete so they tried to copy Nintendo and failed miserably. Microsoft, to their credit came up with their own idea, while still copying motion control, but failed MISERABLY in the execution in the software….

        New, innovative hardware doesn’t mean bupkiss if the software behind it doesn’t work…. Nintendo’s idea for innovative hardware had the software to back it up, thats why they were successful.

  • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

    I know some are concerned over the price of $9.99 per “Sport” and while I can see their point I personally feel that this game was loved by many people and a Wii U sports has been requested over and over. So instead of reinventing the wheel they decided to enhance what they had in more than terms of graphics. I will definitely pick up Bowling and Tennis as those are the two sports I played the most on the original Wii Sports and having the ability to play online with people (specifically family and friends that do not live nearby) will be an Awesome edition to this.

    I respect that other people’s opinions will vary so any negative or trolling comments will be ignored. If you do not agree with my opinion and cannot comment in a civilized mature manner then do not comment at all please. Thank You

    • Wayne Beck

      Retracted, I read it wrong.

      • ScrewAttack

        Not from what I heard when I watched the ND- $2 for a 24 hour trial pass, $10 per sport permanent. But then if they release the original four sports that’ll be $40, same price as the original. Seems pretty fair; now we get the choice of cherry picking and paying for only our favourites.

        Online MP (and a robust one by the sounds of it!) is MOST welcome. Hopefully the start of bigger things for Nintendo online.

        • rp17

          There are 5 sports. But I almost never played the boxing one, so it was 4 games to me.

          • ScrewAttack

            I like to pretend the Baseball game doesn’t exist :p Though boxing wasn’t much either, mostly fist flailing. So really just bowling, tennis and golf for me. Spent so much time on golf!

          • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

            You know I am curious if they are going to add the features like was shown off in the Wii U tech demos where you could place he gamepad on the floor and see the golf balll and use the gamepad as the screen to catch the ball that was hit to you.

            Probably not but that would be cool>

        • https://www.facebook.com/BlueLightningTechnicalServices Bob Wilkerson

          I think this is just what Nintendo Needs to boost their online gaming image. I hope this trend continues for future Nintendo titles specifically the ones that have multi-player. I think people will find that with the enhancements that the game will be much better than the original and worth the price at least for your favorite sport or two out of the bunch. After all if they released a new “boxed” version of the same types of sports and called it Wii Sports U and charged $50 for it it would be essentially the same thing.

        • Guest

          I thought it was five games. Golf, Tennis, Bowling, Boxing and Baseball.

        • Elem187

          I prefer the ala carte piecemeal format as well… They should do this for every mini game collection…. i don’t buy minigame collections because they have games i just don’t want at all, and I feel weird paying for things I will never use.
          Nintendo seems to realize there are people like me out there that will forgo buying a game because some of the minigames are “meh” … so it looks like they are finally trying to get my money.
          Thank you Nintendo… now start working on a Nintendoland update so we can play those games online….. btw Nintendoland with online multiplayer would be their killer app they need, IMO.

  • Fred

    I’ll probably get Bowling and Boxing. I didn’t like golf or baseball and I like Mario Power Tennis on Wii better than Wii Sports Tennis because I liked being able to control front spin and back spin plus I want to be able to plug in a nunchuk and control where my guy runs.

  • Adrian Brown

    Tennis for me and maybe boxing!

  • TCar

    Bowling and tennis for sure! Baseball once it hits!

  • JBeauregard

    I’m super excited for this! Bowling was one of my favorite games for the Wii. Online multiplayer and clubs just makes it that much more appealing to me.

  • Michael Ocampo

    I feel like they should’ve made a retail version also because a lot of people don’t have internet at home. It’s still awesome though :D

    • JuleyJules

      Maybe that will come down the line but at least it’s coming! No more using the pain in the butt ways to play Wii games. This will get younger kids playing the wii u too and they’ll get playing other games as they get older too. Can’t wait to play against my nieces!

  • Emily Horton

    This should get a retail release in my opinion, but I’m just very glad that this is being released at all.

    But will we be able to use voice chat through the gamepad or something? That’d be very nice.

    • jay

      Yeah I’m not sure about the Marketing on this one.

      A retail version will boost awareness. I have a feeling a lot of Wii Sports fan won’t even know it exists.

      Maybe a Wii Sports Club Bundle will make stubborn Wii Sports fans upgrade to Wii U.

    • Elem187

      Me personally, I like the ala carte style for minigames… If they would release Game and Wario piecemeal I would throw my money at Nintendo to get gamer and the fronk island game… the rest I don’t care for, so I don’t want to pay for games I do not like. Hence why I haven’t purchased Game/Wario.

      Same goes with Wii Sports, not all of the games were all that great…. But I will get to play the ones I like. Paying $20/$30 for the games I want is better than paying $50 for the games I want, along with the games I don’t care for and probably will not play…

      My guess is later down the road they will start to release the wii sports resort games in HD/online multiplayer as well.

  • John Andalora

    Not to sound like a broken record, but not interested.
    Remembering the fun I had with Wii Sports, 80% of that fun was the fact that you had your friend right beside you to play it. I think playing with someone in the room is just more fun, and there’s just some things that a mic can’t do for just being with someone and sharing a fun experience. Playing against some random Tom or Dick online would feel too much like just playing a computer. As for the games coming out, I think to myself “With all these games being the exact same as the Wii version, and the cost of all 5 games on Wii is the same as 2 on Wii U, why not just keep the Wii version I have? Why should I buy this?”

    I mean, maybe if there were different games, I’d give this a look, but the fact that it’s the same games with an online update just doesn’t impress me.

    • Elem187

      You do realize you can still play local multiplayer. They aren’t removing that feature… if it really bothers, you can always play the original in Wii Mode. They aren’t removing your ability to play local.

      This upgrade is for people who always wanted to play these games online… yes Local multiplayer will always be better than online multiplayer, but for those of us who don’t have anyone we know that can come over to play video games would like to have this game online.
      I can’t wait for this update.

      • John Andalora

        I know that they aren’t getting rid of local. I was just stating how I wasn’t a fan of the online since it’s about as much fun as playing it with a computer is.

  • Nintendofreak

    nice i played the hell out of boxing until my point rank thing was out of the chart and into the letters…i believe is like 2680 or so… but i still would love to see the mii to get a remake dont want any photo realism but it would be nice having legs and arms im not rayman for Christ sake and some clothes customization would be nice also and maybe fingers

    • jay

      Damn I can barely get the golden gloves. This new version will support MotionPlus which is an awesome addition for boxing!

      • Elem187

        I agree.. I was very frustrated with the original wiimotes in that mini-game.. it rarely registered the right punch or even blocking/dodging at some of the most critical times.

        If they spend some time on fixing that up it could mean a killer game for battling people online.

        They could have their killer app if they take the controls of Skyward Sword and make a free-for-all deathmatch, team deathmatch, capture the flag game where you have your Mii’s with a sword and shield and battle other players in realtime online.
        But of course, this is Nintendo, that game will come out next generation if it all ever. Nintendo has some of the most unique control schemes, they really could redesign how we think of online multiplayer and interaction.

    • ICHI

      I almost died laughing at “maybe fingers”. Made my day. If when your playing boxing, Nintendo told you the miis had fingers before they put gloves on them would that do?

      • Nintendofreak

        OH MY FUCKING GOD!!!!!!…. hey wat about tennis?

  • RyuNoHadouken

    Lets just release the same shit over and over…that’ll bring new fans and keep our old ones happy…we’re gonna own this holiday season and years to come—Nintendo EAD

    • Elem187

      LOL, are you seriously going to argue Nintendo is the only company to resell previous games? good grief. There is companies a lot more egregious then anything Nintendo has done, and lots of people buy the other peoples crap without complaining once.
      But I see, its because its nintendo that its wrong. Nevermind that Sony just uprezzes an old game and calls it a remake, and thats alright with you, But Nintendo makes a full on remake of all new assets, all new programming and design to add amazing features, like online play, and they are the worst company in the world… You sony and microsoft fans are the biggest hypocrites in the world.

      • RyuNoHadouken

        im 35..i grew up on Nintendo..im more pro-Nintendo than anything…i never owned another system until the PS3…and i got that 3 years ago…but I also am not too jaded to recognize a lot of B.S. when I see it

        • Yen

          Fact is, there are people that wanted them to do a Wii Sports for Wii U. So even if it is just a port, they’re justified. But it isn’t just a port, they upgraded it too so I don’t see why this is a bad thing.

  • Scott Duperree

    10 dollars a piece? Kind of kills the mood. Sounds interesting though

  • jay

    I’m happy there’s no “U” present in the title…

    • Merrfn

      I like the “U” present in many titles. One game I do not want it in is Zelda U! If they call it Zelda U I will punch a wall…

      • Yen

        The Legend of Zelda: U Will Like This Game.

        • Merrfn

          Decent pun, horrible game title. ಠ_ಠ

  • Anthony K Aurelia

    Tennis FTW…that and I loved me some bowling, lol.

  • letzringj

    No one else thinks all together 50$ for a game that was free on the Wii is a bit steep? I feel like the Wii Fit U bundle and this should be flip flopped.

    • Elem187

      you think adding a multiplayer component should be free, along with the HD update?
      You do realize network programming takes resources… as well as creating new assets in the HD environment., correct? Why would you think Nintendo should do all that for free? $10 for a single online minigame is fair. Its about the price Nintendo usually charges for an eshop game on 3DS.

      • Mochlum

        Yes, but it is a game that has released a few years ago. $5 or $7 each? I could live with that. But $10 EACH? That’s $50 total, for a game that came free with a Wii years ago.

        • letzringj

          Yes I get how development costs but how did they make it work with the Wii? and Even the 3ds Mii plaza games were only 5 bucks each. and those started from scratch!

          • Yen

            Network cost probably, considering Nintendo isn’t charging annual fees for its online services.

          • letzringj

            Who knows maybe they’ll give us a bundle deal!! Here’s hoping ( crossing finger)

          • Merrfn

            A bundle deal will move units fast!

          • Mochlum

            Wait, is this for me or the guy I’m replying too? I’m confused, because you only really contribute to my argument.

          • letzringj

            Sorry the guy above you. I totally agree with you and I feel we are on the same page

  • Merrfn

    Online? Multiplayer? Sold. If there is voice communication that would be awesome as well.

  • Mochlum

    Happy about online and HD, not about the price. Oh please, just remake it for $20 or $30 with new online, HD, and “clubs”, it wouldn’t cost that much money. :P Though I still may buy Tennis and Boxing.

  • http://twitch.tv/dve2k DVE

    This is gonna sell like crack and this is a system seller especially with the addition of online play now to the Wii Sports (now U) catalog !

    • ICHI

      Like crack on a cripple cunted cooker I hope!

  • Guest

    Very cool! I am more than happy to pay $10 to experience Wii Sports with motion plus,HD visuals and online features! This is a brilliant move IMO on Nintendo’s part now all they need to do is market the differences between Wii “Wii Sports” and the HD Wii sports. Like if they where to do what they have done with comparing Wind Waker Wii U with the Gamecube version they should compare Wii sports for Wii with Wii U Wii Sports.

    • Doctors Tardis

      It’s 10 PER SPORT. Shitty writing by wii u daily.

  • readypembroke

    Can I just flat out buy this on a disc with all of the sports for $60?? I would rather do that than spending $10 per sport

    • Luffy

      hopefully, they will release a retail version at some point.

  • Johny

    seeing “online” and “nintendo game” (excluding Mario kart) in the same sentence just seems kinda odd…
    well its great! .. and THAT CHEAP ?.. wow.. nice .. EVEN a trial ..

    • ICHI

      Ooorrrrr smash bros?

      • Johny

        brawl online was horrible tho :/ so little options, and such unplayable latency….

  • Jake

    May not be the best or amazing game like Mario and Zelda, but I do like the idea

  • babulibaba

    OH MY FUCKING GOD, MY MIND HAS JUST BLOWN!!! THE MiiS IN THIS GAME HAVE LIMBS!!!!!!!

    • Fred

      Wow I didn’t even notice

  • Laquandra Washpon

    great now racist country clubs goin’ virtual :/

  • Mochlum

    This seems to be doing the same thing that Killer Instinct is doing on the Xbox One. And people are constantly shitting on that game, but I guess this gets a free pass since it is Nintendo. I’d be okay with it if they didn’t make it so god-damn expensive. $10 for games that came out years ago with online and HD added in. Seriously, the SP games cost $5 and those are completely original, so why can’t this?

    • letzringj

      Preach Son!

  • Elitepwnsface

    -I keep hearing its actually $10 for each activity. Which is it? I dont want to pay $40+ for something i got for free on wii.

  • therealruben1

    my copy got scracted so im getting this one

  • Lil J Moore

    I look forward to beating you guys in bowling online

  • Kirbyomega

    I’ll probably get just boxing and tennis.

  • CMB

    Awesome!

  • $41809923

    yes hope to see soccer and football

  • Ganjabriel Del Campo

    Bring a soccer game to compete with fifa 14 !!! I would like that!!!

  • Zach Seigel

    I would love a proper Wii U disc golf game.

  • ChariotMan7

    This is a big move by the big N. because now this game is even going to push consoles off the selves. because of the casuals is going to be all over this.

  • RockieOllie

    The pricing is horrible. 50$ for what was once initially a free game. For online and HD tweaks? The game is worth 20$ At best.

    I loved wii sports and resort on the Wii, but I would rather pay 50$ for Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze with online than Wii sports HD for 50$

    • Tails the Foxhound

      I agree it should be cheaper (or have some kind of bundle offer) as it’ll get pretty expensive when they start adding other sports, but remember that only the west got Wii Sports free. This is like trying to argue that we should never have to pay for the original Super Mario Bros.

      • ICHI

        I got gyromite with ROB in my NES bundle and had to pay for Mario anyway :-(

      • RockieOllie

        To be fair, at the time Super Mario Bros. had a lot more content than Wii Sports. I’m looking at the game’s content and seeing if matches up with the it’s price and what is being offered today. Super Mario Bros. was a head of the pack in terms of gamble and quality, getting it for free was just the cherry on top.
        Now if Nintendo releases Super Mario Bros. “Club” in 2013 and tells consumers that they would have to pay 10$ for each world I would be just as pissed.

  • TheGamerGeek128

    I think the pricing’s a bit too much.

  • DragonSilths

    Great idea, but to pricey.

  • fireheartis1

    Wii Sports sounds pretty cool with online multiplayer. Heck Wii Sports is a great game on it’s own. I love playing it with my wife and kids. We play bowling and boxing all the time. If they can fix the Boxing game with Wiimotion Plus I will buy that one right away!!!!.

  • Aleks

    Ah, finally. What a good idea. Exactly what everyone could have been playing LAST generation. Despite the bash, i look forward to bowling and golfing old buddies around the country online. Im gonna try to hold out for the (hopefully) inevitable retail, disc release.

  • SuperSonicBrawler

    I swear, if they give Wii Sports Club online multiplayer and not Mario freakin’ 3D World, I’m gonna be pissed. He’s your flagship character Nintendo! Put a little more effort into bringing him into next-gen!

  • Ganjabriel Del Campo

    Nintendo should make a soccer game better than fifa 14 !

  • MujuraNoKamen

    ALRIGHTYYY!!!! Wii Sports with a HD Makeover, improved motion plus
    controls and online sounds great and I bet this will get lots of
    attention and hopefully persuade casuals to upgrade to Wii U.

    • MujuraNoKamen

      One thing I don’t like however is this daily membership stuff. What was
      wrong with just paying for a game and having it? It must be annoying to
      come back to a game after while and then have to mess around with buying
      day passes just to play bowling or tennis with your friends. And the
      casuals and grandmothers who Wii Sports main audience is would find this
      confusing and off-putting what with having to constantly renew your
      membership to the game and then finding out that only some game will be
      available at first and must be bought later on in the same way. Not to
      mention this just seems like some sort of tax just to squeeze as much
      money out of us as possible, I’d expect fees like this from EA or MS
      (sounds harsh I know) but not Nintendo.
      Why not just stick the whole
      of Wii Sports (upgraded) on the E Shop, charge however much for it and
      have done just like every other game. Maybe release a Wii U bundle with
      it and hopefully a retail disc copy of the game for a budget price of
      £20.00 that would help.

      • ICHI

        As its a free download though what about those people who only played it at Christmas? If that’s all you have it for rather than spending $50 on all five sports pay $2 every Christmas day you can get enough of your family together to play. It’s not for me, but it was a major complaint about the Wii, people bought it for Wii sports but then didn’t play after a week until family holidays.

  • leafsfan73

    Does anyone know if the Tennis game will have proper scoring this time with game set and match?

  • YiyeUniverseMB

    TBH this just shows what the Wii should’ve been…

  • LEGENDnoONE

    Mario golf is what’s needed

  • Aamir Islam

    I’m going to get Bowling and Tennis ASAP

  • Ganjabriel Del Campo

    Nintendo really should have a soccer game better than fifa 14 !!