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The five sports from the original Wii Sports – bowling, tennis, baseball, boxing and golf – are getting a high definition makeover for Wii U, Nintendo has announced.

Each sport will be released as an individual download via the Nintendo eShop, offering high definition graphics, enhanced controls via Wii MotionPlus, and online multiplayer.

The online multiplayer element is the basis for a new Wii Sports Club, with players to be registered to regional clubs and able to chat with one another via Miiverse during matches. Either play casual games against members of your own club, or take on a rival club member in the hope of increasing your club ranking.

Tennis and bowling will be released on the eShop on November 7, with boxing, baseball and golf to launch in the coming months.

Download Wii Sports Club and you'll receive a trial pass to play any available games for a 24-hour period from when the game is first started. Once the trial ends you can purchase a Day Pass for £1.79, or make a permanent purchase for £8.99 each.

VideoGamer.com Analysis

You know that the Wii U is struggling when releasing a Wii pack-in title in high definition actually makes the system seem more attractive.

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MJTH@ pblive

Yeah, I was one of those people who found it enjoyable for a while as well.

I just find that releasing a HD version of (an albeit very fun) technology demonstration game, that came packed in free with 88 million Wii U in chunks at a premium cost a bit depressing. I find it depressing because we haven't (as of yet) gotten a game that demonstrates the interesting potential of the Wii U by a large amount, but we are getting a re-release of a game that demonstrated the potential of the previous console, at a premium price.
Posted 19:01 on 18 September 2013
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timidmeow

I never understood HD re-releases of games that look like cartoons, or HD in general (sorry, little bro, I just don't get why you need to see every pore in Jeremy Clarkson's face), so as much as I enjoyed Wii Sports, this just doesn't interest me at all.
How about just developing some actual new games, Nintendo?
As for chopping it up and selling it in bits, I kind of understand that. If it's inexpensive to download just one sport individually, and you know that's the only one you'll play, then it makes sense. Wii sports a la carte, if you will.
Posted 18:26 on 18 September 2013
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pblive

Wii Sports was a tech demo? Interesting concept. Many people found it a highly enjoyable game.

Not sure whether chopping up the game and selling it in bits, though.
Posted 16:18 on 18 September 2013
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MJTH

Yeah, umm... No thanks. Whilst this sounds like a marked improvement over the original versions, the original game was also a tech demo, so this announcement is just depressing.
Posted 15:33 on 18 September 2013