Get Fit for Free with Wii U Fit, Wii Sports Coming to Wii U
Nintendo is offering Wii U owners a chance to download a full version of Wii Fit U for free. Starting November 1st, Wii U owners can download a complete version of the game and try out all the activities found in the game for a full month – at no cost. All users need is a Wii Balance Board and a Wii U with an Internet connection. Consumers can keep their trial copies of Wii Fit U at no additional cost by simply purchasing and syncing a Fit Meter to the game.
The full Wii Fit U software will be downloadable from the Nintendo eShop between November 1st and January 31st, and will work for a month from the day it is first played. Users who want to continue using Wii Fit U beyond the trial period can purchase a Fit Meter accessory and sync it to their Wii Fit U software at any time. This will allow them to continue playing Wii Fit U forever. The Fit Meter will be available November 1st in black/silver for $19.99.
For those who choose not to participate in this special offer, Wii Fit U launches both as a packaged game on December 13th, and as a full game download in the Nintendo eShop on February 1st.
Some other announcements today during the Nintendo Direct video included:
Wii Sports Club
The five sports from the original Wii Sports – bowling, tennis, baseball, boxing and golf – are making a return on Wii U. The games are being released individually as downloads in the Nintendo eShop featuring HD graphics, enhanced controls via Wii MotionPlus technology, as well as a much-requested online multiplayer versus mode, so users with Internet access can face off against competitors online. And that’s where the “Club” part of Wii Sports Club comes into play. Players will be registered to state or regional clubs and will be able to chat with one another via Miiverse during matches. People will be able to play casually against members of their own club, or take on members of rival clubs to increase their club rankings.
Tennis and Bowling will be the first two sports available in the Nintendo eShop on November 7th, with Boxing, Baseball and Golf scheduled to launch in the months ahead. Wii U owners who download Wii Sports Club will get a trial pass that will let them play any available games for a 24-hour period from when the Wii Sports Club game is started. Once the trial period ends, players can purchase a Day Pass for $1.99 in the Nintendo eShop to play all available sports for a 24-hour period, or can buy permanent access to individual sports for $9.99 each.
Wii Street U Powered by Google
An update to Wii Street U Powered by Google is now available that incorporates the Wii Balance Board. People can walk the streets of familiar or exotic locales simply by taking steps on the Wii Balance Board, as the TV displays a streetscape from Google Maps. The Wii Street U Powered by Google application is currently available as a free download in the Nintendo eShop until October 31st.