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November 06, 2013 09:55 ET

Wii Sports Club Launches Tomorrow with Tennis and Bowling Plus Free 24-Hour Trial Available for Wii U

Face off against players from other countries in a new online multiplayer versus mode

WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwired - Nov. 6, 2013) - Begin your warm up routine in preparation for a new round of competitive action as Wii Sports Club - presenting remastered sports from the original Wii Sports - releases exclusively on Nintendo eShop[1] for Wii U tomorrow, 7th November, with the sports Tennis and Bowling available from launch[2]. With a new online multiplayer versus mode allowing you to join a club and challenge players from other countries[3], plus HD graphics and enhanced controls via Wii MotionPlus technology, which add an extra layer of precision to how you play, the competition is set to be more intense than ever before!

If you are a Wii U owner who downloads Wii Sports Club, you will get a trial pass that will let you play any available games for a 24-hour period from when the Wii Sports Club game is started for the first time. Once the trial period ends, you can purchase a Day Pass[4] on Nintendo eShop for £1.79[5] to play all available sports for a 24-hour period, or can buy permanent access to individual sports for £8.99 each.

In the new online multiplayer versus mode, you can choose to represent a particular geographic region or nation[6] via a club-based format, giving you the ability to compete casually with other local players in your club online, or even take on other clubs and help propel yours to the top of a ranking system. In short, the greater your personal win percentage against competitors from different clubs, the higher your club will rise up the rankings. Alternatively, you can view how your performances compare against other members of your club. For example in Bowling, if you find other club members have a higher average score per game, it might be time to perfect those 7-10 splits a little longer! When competing online, don't forget you can also interact with other players via Miiverse during a game, with the option to send pre-written short messages or posts to congratulate or commiserate with your opponent.

To discover more about Wii Sports Club, a new video starring Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf is now live, with Mr Agassi playing Tennis and taking on an unexpected challenger - the video is available to view here.

For those wanting to get a detailed low-down on Wii Sports Club, a new Iwata Asks interview reveals more details behind the making of the game, what to expect with the upcoming releases for Wii Sports Club - Golf, Baseball and Boxing, plus a video of Nintendo President Satoru Iwata playing Tennis with some of the game's developers!

[1] Depending on the Wii U hardware pack you own and your use of it, an additional storage device may be required to download this game from Nintendo eShop.

[2] Golf, Baseball and Boxing are scheduled to launch in the months ahead.

[3] Users can compete against other players from across Europe, Russia, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.

[4] Only one free Day Pass per Wii U console is available. The 24-hour trial period begins when the software is started for the first time. Internet connection is required during the play to use the Day Pass. The registration of Nintendo Network ID and acceptance of the Nintendo Network Agreement and Privacy Policy are required.

[5] All indicated prices are inclusive of applicable VAT.

[6] Nations such as Russia, Switzerland, Poland, Greece, Ireland, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Luxembourg, Norway, Turkey, South Africa, Hungary, Romania, Australia and New Zealand are not split regionally.

For further details:

Wii Sports Club website

Wii U website

Wii U (UK) on Facebook

Nintendo UK on YouTube

Nintendo of Europe on Twitter

Nintendo UK on Twitter

Nintendo UK Online Store

About Nintendo:

The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Wii U™ and Wii™ home consoles, Nintendo 3DS™ and Nintendo DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.1 billion video games and more than 659 million hardware units globally, including the current-generation Wii U, Wii, Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi™ and Nintendo DSi XL™, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance™, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™ and Nintendo GameCube™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names such as Mario™, Donkey Kong™, Metroid™, Zelda™ and Pokémon™. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of Europe, based in Grossostheim, Germany, was established in 1990 and serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in Europe.

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