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Wii Fit U and Wii Sports Club coming soon to Wii U. (Direct this morning)
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September 18, 2013, 15:58:37
 
Mr. Iwata introduced the newest games in the Wii Fit and Wii Sports series this morning, with a rather humorous intro. Video below...



Add this to your wishlist: Wii Sports Club
And also add this: Wii Fit U

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Posted: 09/18/13, 15:58:37  - Edited by 
 on: 09/19/13, 02:27:52    
 
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Wow, Wii Fit U is looking really polished. I'm surprised by how much they're putting into the game, and I'm going to be all over that free download with the pedometer purchase. Great deal! I'm also pleasantly surprised to see that the game is releasing November 1--without a solid date for so long, I was worrying it would be delayed to 2014.

Sports Club is neat, and I was caught off-guard by an online-focused Nintendo game. I do think I'll miss the Resort motif, honestly, but something tells me if it's a success, they'll gradually start adding some Resort games in there too. I'd love to have Island Flyover, Swordplay, Frisbee and Archery back, all enhanced.

Looks like Nintendo's bringing out some stealth ammo to compete with the new systems this winter. I think if they'd gone more into detail about these two games at E3, I would've been feeling better about the Wii U.


Posted by 
 on: 09/18/13, 17:38:37
Online Wii Bowling. This is what I have wanted for years. I am all over this.

Hopefully Resort games are added eventually. I am very pleased with this announcement.


Posted by 
 on: 09/18/13, 17:40:06
I'd kind of like to see the pitching be more like Boom Blox, though I guess the problem would be that the other player would see where you're throwing the ball. Still, hopefully it feels a little more immediate.

I'll probably be down for $10 for bowling, but nothing else. Of the sports there, it's the only one I'd want to spend that much on (unless Golf is significantly improved).

And let me get this straight - I get the $20 pedometer, and I get ALL of Wii Fit U? That's an awesome deal for anyone who has a Balance Board laying around. Nice job Nintendo!


Posted by 
 on: 09/18/13, 18:19:37
Bowling would be a download for me, I loved that one.

Wii Fit U is going to make digital downloading very awkward, if it's even available that way. I don't have a Balance Board so I'm going to see if I can nab one, then the pedometer, all while trying to avoid purchasing a physical copy.


Posted by 
 on: 09/18/13, 18:26:24
Can't wait for Wii Fit U and Wii Sports Club is a pleasant surprise. I ust hope it doesn't mean a delay in Wii Sports U. I'd much rather table tennis than tennis, too. Hopefully there is DLC.

Edit: so happy I just need to purchase a 20 buck Wii Fit meter to get the Wii Fit U upgrade.


Posted by 
 on: 09/18/13, 18:37:00  - Edited by 
 on: 09/18/13, 18:37:37
You can maybe find a balance board online for $30 somewhere. Just remember you'll have to get the little feet that go on it if the seller doesn't include them (if you're on a carpet).


Posted by 
 on: 09/18/13, 18:53:04
PogueSquadron said:
And let me get this straight - I get the $20 pedometer, and I get ALL of Wii Fit U? That's an awesome deal for anyone who has a Balance Board laying around. Nice job Nintendo!

Yes. That's an absolutely fantastic deal if you already have a balance board. (Which I do.) Wii Fit Plus was my family's most played game on the Wii. Getting the new version for $20 is an absolute no brainer for us.

As for Wii Sports Club... I loved the golf and bowling of the original. Adding online will be fantastic. The Motion Plus functionality may fix the biggest problems I had with the boxing and tennis games. Not sure the baseball game can be fixed to my satisfaction at all. Hopefully, they continue to add games to the club from Resort and then new sports... On line 3 point contests! On line ping pong! On line sword fighting! On line dog fights with four, six, eight planes involved! Add more golf courses, etc. Heck, just let us wander around Woo Hoo island and run into other Miis. Nintendo, you can do this right!!!!


Posted by 
 on: 09/18/13, 19:13:58
I'd like to add that not having a Wii Sports successor was, to me, the biggest single head scratcher of the head-scratching release slate of Wii U games. Hopefully Wii Sports Club remedies this in a really cool way.


Posted by 
 on: 09/18/13, 19:16:27
Ya, getting Wii Fit U for $20 with the pedometer is an awesome deal. The only draw back for me is that it will keep off most, if not all, the HDD space.


Posted by 
 on: 09/18/13, 19:23:49
Interesting.


Posted by 
 on: 09/18/13, 19:32:10
I don't suppose they'll have any sort of headset support with the online Wii Sports Club? That would just be the killer right there. Could you imagine a bunch of us just bowling online and trash talking each other??? Aggggggh.


Posted by 
 on: 09/18/13, 19:33:00
@PogueSquadron

Gamestop has it listed as $19.99 used. I'm sure it will go up in price shortly. Gonna try and grab one during my lunch break along with some eShop cards for Wind Waker and probably Rayman.


Posted by 
 on: 09/18/13, 19:33:43
I'm still pretty shocked at how good of a deal this is. I think the time-sensitive free download (through January) drives home the point that Nintendo wants to get Wii Us* in homes NOW, and this looks like a good way to do it. But they better market the fudge outta this. People need to know!

*That looks really weird. Is this the right way to pluralize Wii U, or should I add a technically-incorrect apostrophe?


Posted by 
 on: 09/18/13, 19:44:16
@PogueSquadron
Probably not, especially since the games will use the WM+ instead of the gamepad.


Posted by 
 on: 09/18/13, 19:44:50
Guillaume said:
The $2 24 hour pass is kind of useless to me, because the times I'm likely to want to get it, I'll probably be away from Wi-Fi.

Eh? This is for Wii U, right? Why would your console be away from your router? I'm confused.


Posted by 
 on: 09/18/13, 19:53:18
Think they'll fix the in-game exploits? I know there is a method in Wii Bowling to roll almost all strikes. Were there exploits in the other Wii Sports games?
Do you think Nintendo should keep those exploits in for veterans or fix it? What if fixing it involved a small amount of randomization?

Personally I think keeping it would be a barrier of entry for those who have yet to master it. It becomes less of a fun game of bowling and more of a competition to replicate a particular maneuver. Sort of like snaking in Mario Kart DS if you can nail the technique you win almost always the game.


Posted by 
 on: 09/18/13, 19:57:15  - Edited by 
 on: 09/18/13, 19:57:48
@vids
I remember it in Wii Sports bowling, but I can't remember if the WM+ fixed it in Resort. These are all WM+ only, so if Resort fixed it then it almost certainly will be fixed here too.


Posted by 
 on: 09/18/13, 20:00:50
@DeputyVanHalenAren't there any wireless headsets available for the system? I thought there was?


Posted by 
 on: 09/18/13, 20:03:34
@PogueSquadron
Possibly, but I haven't seen them. Some games also allow using the mic on the gamepad for voice chat, but I'd be shocked if this does.


Posted by 
 on: 09/18/13, 20:08:08
@DeputyVanHalen Never got Resort so this didn't occur to me. Thanks... good to know.



Posted by 
 on: 09/18/13, 20:09:44
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