Wii Sports Club is Wii Sports mini-games in HD for Wii U

Download tennis, bowling etc from eShop for 9 each.

Nintendo has announced the Wii Sports Club, which sees the original Wii Sports mini-games - bowling, tennis, baseball, boxing and golf - return on Wii U in HD.

The mini-games are being released individually as downloads on the Nintendo eShop with HD graphics, enhanced controls via the Wii MotionPlus and online multiplayer versus modes.

Players will be registered to regional clubs and able to interact with one another via Miiverse during matches. You can play casually against members of your own club or in ranked matches against those in rival clubs.

The first two mini-games to be released are tennis and bowling. They'll go live on the eShop on 7th November. Boxing, baseball and golf will be released in the months ahead, Nintendo said.

If you download Wii Sports Club you get a trial pass so you can play any available games for a 24-hour period from when the Wii Sports Club game is started. Once the trial period ends, you can buy a Day Pass from the eShop for £1.79 to play all the available sports for a 24-hour period. Or, you can buy permanent access to individual sports for £8.99 each.

You can see the game in action in the video below, from the 18 minute mark.

Meanwhile, Nintendo has announced a 31-day trial version of Wii Fit U.

From 1st November 2013 you can download a free trial version of the game from the Nintendo eShop. You will of course need a balance board and a Wii U to play.

There are 77 different activities and 19 new training activities, some of which make use of the Wii U GamePad controller, and some that combine the Wii Balance Board and the Wii U GamePad.

The trial, which works for 31 days from the day it's first played, will be available between 1st November and 31st January 2014.

If you want to keep playing after the trial has expired, you can unlock the time restriction by synching a Fit Meter to the game. The Fit Meter is sold separately, and will be available from 1st November.

The Fit Meter records the number of steps you've taken and takes into account the intensity of those steps. So, it can tell whether you're running or walking. It also measures altitude, so you get credit for climbing stairs or walking uphill. You get a detailed calculation of the number of calories you've burned, among other data. This is transferred wirelessly to Wii Fit U via the Wii U GamePad.

The game proper launches on 6th December as a packaged game in two sets: one includes the game disc and Fit Meter, the other includes the game disc, Fit Meter and Wii Balance Board. There will also be a paid download version available from the eShop from 1st February 2014.

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