Wii Sports HD out now

Tennis and Bowling available today on Wii U through Wii Sports Club.

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The original Wii Sports ushered in the era of motion-control gaming in 2006 and now the sports are making a return on Wii U. Two of the five sports--tennis and bowling--are now available in the Nintendo eShop for Wii U as part of the Wii Sports Club.

Baseball, boxing, and golf will be added in the months ahead.

All sports featured with the Wii Sports Club feature high-definition graphics, souped-up controls via Wii Motion Plus, and an online multiplayer versus mode, which not featured in the original game.

Downloading Wii Sports Club unlocks a free trial pass allowing users to play any available sport for a 24-hour period after a game session is started.

Once this free period ends, player can either purchase a Day Pass for $2 to play all available sports, or a Club Pass to gain permanent access to an individual sport for $10.

Wii Sports Club players can elect to associate themselves with various state or regional clubs. Users can play casually against members of their own club or compete against rival clubs to boost their club ranking.

Though Wii Sports Club is a digital-only release right now, it may not stay that way forever. Nintendo president Satoru Iwata said recently that the company has not ruled out bringing a boxed version of the game to retail someday.

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